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 and resort which is an excellent option for both intermediates and boarders alike.
Glacier skiing in Autumn
The glaciers are scheduled to open for skiing around 10th October (possibly end of September if snow conditions allow) There are 10 ski lifts and 34.5km of slopes between the two glaciers.
If you would like a quote for an Autumn week or short break skiing - do email us your group size and preferred 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, tobogganing, ice skating, paragliding and ski mountaineering. Solden has a sports centre with a swimming pool, sauna, tennis, gym, fitness studio and bowling. There is also an excellent panoramic view point 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.
What's new in Sölden
Earlier this year in October a brand new mountain restaurant was opened on the Rettenbach Glacier right in the centre of the unrivaled Glacier Arena (2676m).
Eye-catching and stark contemporary architecture, an extended self-service area and an additional restaurant with table service("Gletschertisch") with open kitchen area await all winter sport fans.
About 620 seats are available in the restaurant plus another 450 places outdoors - in the former parking area which is now car-free. Uninterrupted panoramic views of the glaciers and Ötztal Alps are guaranteed! The gastronomical masterpiece also features a day bar with cozy lounge and a trendy ice bar with movable roof.
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;