- Glacier resort
- Party resort
- Large ski area (150 km)
At a glance
“Big mountains, big ski area & big on après-ski”
If you are looking to experience some of Austria’s best skiing and arguably some of the best, pulsating après-ski and nightlife in the Alps, look no further than Sölden.
A firm favourite with Europeans for many years, Sölden in the Oetz Valley is now gaining popularity with British skiers and offers high altitude skiing (over 3,000m) on over 150 kilometres of pistes. Sölden and the iconic, glass-cubed Ice-Q restaurant also featured in the latest Bond movie, Spectre.
The resort of Sölden extends along the resort’s main road and is lined with hotels, restaurants, lively bars and clubs.
On the Mountain
Sölden’s ski area is well-linked with modern lifts and access to the main ski areas is via the new (2016) Giggijoch and Gaislachkogl lifts located at each end of the resort.
There are beginner slopes at the Innerwald nursery area with further easy blues in the main Giggijoch ski area however, the ski area is best suited to intermediates and above with the skiing centred around Sölden’s three main peaks - Gaislachkogl (3058m), Tiefenbachkogl (3309m) and Schwarze Schneid (3370m). Sölden has two glacier ski areas at Rettenbach and Tiefenbach and these are both accessible by lift from the main Giggijoch ski area.
The ‘Big 3 Rally’ is a signposted tour taking in all three 3,000m+ peaks and offers breath-taking alpine scenery from three lift-accessible panoramic viewing platforms. Expert skiers should head for the black runs of Hainbachjoch or Schwarzkogl and Wasserkar offers some great freeriding terrain.
The ‘Area 47’ Snowpark at Giggijoch features over 20 jibs, 8 kickers and a chill-out lounge area.
Off the Mountain
Après-ski here is very lively and Sölden competes with Ischgl and St Anton for the ‘Party hotspot of the Alps’ title. The main strip offers a wealth of lively umbrella bars, cocktail bars, clubs and an international selection of restaurants. The Mogul Bar and Fire and Ice are both Sölden institutions open from mid-afternoon until the small hours and the choice of bars and clubs is huge. Partying in Sölden lasts late into the night.
If you prefer a break from the relentless après-ski then the Freizeit Aqua Centre in the resort centre offers a relaxing environment with its indoor pool, sauna village, bowling and tennis courts. The resort also offers tobogganing, ice skating, winter walking paths, sleigh rides and paragliding.
Please note that we do not have local Resort Managers in Sölden. Our guests enjoy the remote services (24/7 mobile) of our Resort Managers who are based in the Kitzbüheler Alps region.
Insider Guide :: Resort Highlights
- Treat yourself to fine alpine dining and spectacular views at the all-glass Ice-Q gourmet temple (3,048 metres)
- Follow the Big 3 Rally signs notching up 50 kilometres of skiing and taking in three 360° Panoramic Vista platforms and some of the best views in the Alps
- Feel the burn with 15 km of non-stop skiing and 1880 metres of vertical from the Schwarze Schneid to Gaislachkogl
- Enjoy free access to the monthly Electric Mountain Festival at Giggijoch showcasing Europe’s best dance DJ’s
- Take a break from the action and immerse yourself in the Aquadome Thermal Spas