Sölden, Austria

Sölden is the largest ski area in Austria. The area is also known as the "Big 3" because it consists of three peaks over 3,000 meters: Gailaschkogl (3,058 m), Schwarze Schneid (3,340 m) and Tiefenbachkogl (3,250 m). The area has expanded over the years and the most modern part of the lift system was opened in 2003. Since it is located on high altitude you will normally find snow for a large part of the year, from October to May.

Sölden consists of several ski areas, which are inter-connected by lifts. Two areas are even located on glaciers. There are also good opportunities for off-piste skiing as the ski area is generous and it is easily accessible off-piste skiing through the lift system. In total there are 148 kilometers of excellent slopes to suit all skiers, from beginners to more advanced skiers. Most of the slopes are blue and red. The longest piste is 15 kilometers and there are 35 lifts, mainly chairlifts and gondolas.

The village of Sölden and the surrounding area

Sölden town, or village, is a city with permanent residents, but of course, depends on the ski tourism. It is a genuine Austrian alpine village that has a long tradition of skiing. People have skied here for more than a hundred years, which has contributed to a well-developed ski resort not only for skiing but also for other fun activities, restaurants, bars and all kinds of festivals that are arranged. Sölden will also appeal to those travelers who wish to party all night long. If you are in search of a quite ski holiday, maybe with young children, consider staying outside of central Sölden.

Solden is the largest resort in the area, but there are three nearby villages you can stay in during your visit: Hochsölden (2,090 m), Zwieselstein (1,470 m) and Vent (1,900 m).

If you choose to stay in Hochsölden you are very close to the ski slopes. There are many different types of accommodation, from guest houses to luxurious hotels. An advantage with Hochsölden is that there is very limited traffic.

If you are searching for a more peaceful ski resort, you might want to try out Zwieselstein. You are close both to Sölden and the nearby ski resorts of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl. Vent is also a more quiet option that suits families with children or couples who wish to reside in a more calm area. It is also a good starting point if you are a mountaineer heading out for excursions.

Other Activities

If you want to rest for a day or just do something else than ski, you can have a go at the lovely restaurants and after-ski locations. They are found all over town.
Sölden also offers many classic winter sports such as excellent cross-country tracks, horse sleigh rides, ice skating (outdoor), paragliding and snowshoeing. As you are in Austria, toboggan rides are also available. Worth trying is also the swimming pool in Freizeit Arena where there is a beautiful aqua center with a pool, waterslide, whirlpool and extensive spa and sauna facilities. Read more about this place here.

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Villages close to Sölden

Close by Sölden, with access to all the skiing facilities in Sölden, we hace the village of Hochsölden which is a possiblitiy to stay in if you are looking to go skiing in Sölden.

Rent ski equipment in Sölden

We offer pre-booking of ski equipment in Sölden in co-operation with Skiset. When booking online you can save up to 50% compared with booking upon arrival.

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Ski schools in Sölden

Do you want to improve your skiing or simply learn to ski or snowboard? Through our partner CheckYeti you will find 12 different classes and instructors in Sölden who can help you with this, in addition with the possibility to get up to 15% discount on the normal price. Many of the classes also have free cancellation.

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Hotel & accommodation in Sölden

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