Skiing in Sölden

Sölden is a fair sized town which stretches along the Otez valley and the skiing is all on one side. There are two main lefts from the resort - one at each end.

The first lift you come to is the Giggijoch and the second one at the far end of resort is the Gaislachkogel with the main road running right through the centre of resort. The hotels are on both sides of the road (and river) and there is a small selection of hotels further up in Hochsoelden (these are ski in/out, but not recommended for beginners)

Getting here - fly, drive or take the train:

The resort is easily reached from Innsbruck airport or the train station - Munich is also possible and offers more regional options year round. If you need details on driving directions, transfer options or train times - send us your dates and transport preferences from here



Skiing in Sölden

With two glaciers, Sölden is assured of good snow coverage and offers the option of skiing in October and November as well as during the traditional European ski season of December through to May.

It is a good size ski area abd resort which is an excellent option for intermediates and boarders.

Glacier skiing in Autumn

The glaciers are scheduled to open for skiing around 10th October (possibly end of September if snow conditiosn allow) There are 10 skilifts and 34.5km of slopes between the two glaciers.

If you would like a quote for an Autum week or short break skiing - do email us your group size and prferred dates.

Skiing & Boarding in Sölden

The ski area covers 144km and includes skiing on two different glaciers - the Tiefenbach and the Rettenbach glaciers.

The beginner area is just above the resort in Innerwald and there is a free shuttle to take you there. Most beginners then usually move onto the blue runs at Giggijoch and there are also plenty of blues on the glacier.

There are lots of long intermediate runs and also some black runs. The long, wide slopes make it a popular resort for boarders. During busy periods it's often a good idea to take the Gaislachkogel lift as the queues are usually shorter here.

The glacier areas are well linked to the rest of the skiing through the "Golden Gate" lifts.

Staying in Sölden

We offer a range of chalets, hotels and apartments

Doing more in Sölden

For those who enjoy their apres-ski, Sölden offers a range of bars and clubs - many open into the early hours

Sölden has a rich nightlife with lots of bars, restaurants and clubs. The Apres Ski scene is alive and well here and starts up the mountain and then moves down into the town (often out onto the streets).

There are other activities available such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, winter walking, tobagganing, ice skating, paragliding and ski mountaineering. Soelden has a sports centre with a swimming pool, sauna, tennis, gym , fitness studio and bowling. There is  also a an excellent panoramic view points worth visiting at the top of the Gaislachkogel at 3058m where there is a viewing platform.

There are plenty of mountain restaurants to choose from at lunch time including the newest one at the top of the Gaislachkogel called the Ice Q which opened for the 13-14 winter season and is a modern glass and steel construction which is now the highest restaurant in the ski domain.

You may recognise it as it was used in the James Bond film Spectre At the end of the day you can ski back down on the 15km long run from the Scwarze Schneide.

Getting here:

The nearest airport is Innsbruck - transfers can be arranged from other airports with Munich offering the best range of regional flights and also having flight options early season (October and November) when the Innsbruck flights are not yet operating

Should you prefer to drive, we can assist with ferry or tunnel crossings.


Got some questions about the resort?

Call us on 0203 137 7678;  email us your questions or;

Ski Area

  • No of km skiing (full area): 144
  • No of lifts: 33
  • Snowboard park: 1
  • No of km of cross country routes: 16
  • Mountain restaurants: 20
  • Blue Runs : 17
  • Red Runs:
  • Black Runs : 8
  • Altitude (min): 1377m
  • Altitude (max) 3250m

What we Like

  • Snow sure
  • Excellent skiing for intermediates and boarders

What we would Change

  • The resort has a vibrant nightlife, but there are a few too many adverts for the GoGo dancers for our liking!
  • More Innsbruck flying would be good too - especially in Autumn as the Glacier is open for skiing - at this time of year you need to fly into Munich.

Getting There

The closest airport is Innsbruck (83km away), but we can also arrange transfers to and from Munich.

  • Hotel Alphof


    (£pp on std occ)


    Situated at the Southern end of Soelden, not too far from the cable car, this modern 4 star hotel has plenty of facilities and a fantastic reputation for it's food.

    Ski holidays: The hotel is offered on a half board basis and includes airport transfers from Innsbruck (prefer to fly to Munich or self-drive - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Hotel Stefan


    (£pp on std occ)


    Situated in the heart of Solden, this 4 star hotel is metres from the Giggijoch gondola and has easy access to the bars and restaurants, plus a fantastic wellness centre.

    Ski holidays: The hotel is offered on a bed & breakfast basis and includes airport transfers (prefer half board or self-drive - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Hotel Tyrol


    (£pp on std occ)


    A traditional 3 star hotel with central location and easy slope access

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  • Hotel Alpina


    (£pp on std occ)


    This 4-star hotel is located in the centre of Sölden, close to the ski lifts and cable cars. It features a spacious spa area, free Wi-Fi access, and free parking.

    Ski holidays: The hotel is offered on a half board basis and includes airport transfers (prefer to self-drive - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Das Central Hotel


    (£pp on std occ)


    For those looking for relaxation with a hint of exclusivity. Exacting alpinists. Fastidious families. Well travelled individuals – they all recommend Das Central as a special hideaway, one which enjoys 40-years of tradition

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