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Sölden is an excellent ski resort which undoubtedly ranks among one of Austria’s top-rated ski destinations.

It has everything from high-altitude snow-sure pistes, world-class accommodation, an electric apres scene and great family entertainment. Sölden has also made it onto the big screen, featuring in the James Bond movie Spectre and has since established a 007 Elements exhibition.

Located in the Ötztal Valley, Sölden offers a truly fantastic skiing experience. Home to not one but two glaciers ( Rettenbach and Tiefenbach), it has 144 kilometres of excellent pistes stretched across slopes ranging between 1,350 to 3,340 meters in altitude.


Sölden has 3 peaks all peaking above 3,000 metres and all made accessible via 31 world-class mountain lifts including, chairs, drags and cable cars. The Sölden ski area has a very good snowfall record and state-of-the-art snowmaking facilities ensuring that the slopes are adequately supplemented when required. It comes as no surprise that Sölden is host to the first Alpine World Cup races every year in October

After a day on the slopes, Sölden comes alive with its lively après-ski scene. Visitors can unwind and socialize at numerous bars and restaurants scattered throughout the resort village. From traditional Austrian taverns serving mulled wine to trendy cocktail lounges with live music, there's something for everyone to enjoy après-ski in Sölden. The resort offers a perfect blend of exhilarating skiing opportunities, modern facilities, and vibrant après-ski entertainment, making it an ideal destination for winter sports enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable alpine experience.

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The majority of pistes here sit above 2,000 metres and are mostly located on the Big 3; Gaislachkogl, Tiefenbachkogl and Schwarze Schneide. The glaciers Rettenbach and Tiefenbach provide additional slopes of mostly red and black runs.

Skiing in Sölden

Sölden is blessed with 144 kilometres of pistes that conveniently suit just about all skiing abilities however its large numbers of red and blue means that intermediate skiers get the most fun at the resort. When visiting, we would strongly recommend getting the Ötztal Super Skipass as it grants holders access to the ski areas in the Ötztal valley including Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Hochoetz-Kühtai, Niederthai, Gries and Vent; totalling up to 356 kilometres of pistes. Most of the local Sölden slopes are accessible via either the Gaislachkogl or Giggijoch gondolas.

Beginners should search out the gentle slopes at the top of the Giggijoch gondola where they will find the nursery slopes as well as a number of tame blues on easy gradients. Additional challenging blues can also be found further afield in Innerwald. Intermediates have a ton of options to choose from tree-lined valley runs to the wide-open pistes coming down both glaciers. There are also challenging runs to be found at the top of both Gaislachkogl and Giggijoch gondolas, however, the main favourite for first-timers at Sölden is no doubt the Big 3 Rally which tackles all 3 peaks at the resort. Advanced skiers have 28 kilometres of black runs to explore at Sölden including the additional steep reds on Gaislachkogl and HochSölden. Thanks to its excellent conditions, there are also several off-piste opportunities to take advantage of as well.

Snowboarding in Sölden

Regardless of your ability, whether beginner or pro, there's a lot to enjoy at Sölden Austria for snowboarders. Free riders are treated to long open runs on steep reds coming down the glaciers, most of which are red and perfect for intermediates. The blues above the Giggijoch gondola are just about ideal for early boarders. The Area 47 snowpark is an excellent haven for snowboarders and is regularly upgraded. It is an impressive 744 metres long offering the best shredding experiences for free riders and freestylers alike. Sitting at 2,450 metres it welcomes all ski ability types. Designed by QPark designer Konstantin Iordanidis it also features chill-out zones and even has the options to record your runs.

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Apres-ski in Sölden

Sölden ski resort has a fantastic nightlife and apres-ski scene littered with several bars, pubs and clubs. It is a well-known snowboard destination with an immense party scene. The party starts from the mountain huts and DJ parties on the slopes during the day and carries on in full force back at resort level through the night. An ideal resort for party animals, there is so much on offer for skiers looking to let down their hair and blow off some steam.

Halli Valli/Kaminbar

Located in the 4-star Valentin Hotel next to the Glaislachkogel gondola, Halli Valli gets the party started early from 3 pm before closing at 6 pm. Great place to kickstart the apres evening of fun, Halli Valli is one of Sölden's most vibrant party scenes. Get in on the mulled wine and cocktails at the bar and ease into dance mode from the non-stop DJ sets. Located in the heart of the resort, most of the Söldens bars and pubs are a 5-minute walk from Halli Valli making it the perfect starting point. After 6 pm when the party ends, you can still enjoy a few more drinks in the hotel's classy Fireplace lounge before moving on.

Schirm Bar

The legendary Schirm Bar has a monumental reputation in Sölden. Immensely popular and one of the resort's favourite hangout spots, it has earned the “Top of the Mountains” award numerous times over the years. Located at the bottom of the Giggijochbahn slopes, it features an umbrella-style circle setting with a middle bar made completely out of glass. A well-known meeting place after coming down the slopes, Schrim Bar is a fantastic spot to get the night going. It has an electric atmosphere that is almost infectious and is bound to get you into the apres mood right away. Open every day from 2 pm until 8 pm it features some of the area's most famous DJ sets with loud music and dancing. A must visit on your apres evening.

Black and Orange Rock Bar

Opened in 2000, The Black & Orange offers an amazingly diverse apres-ski experience and is one for rock and roll fanatics. A Harley Davidson-themed bar, the atmosphere here absolutely rocking. Perfect for skiers looking for a shift from popular music, the Black and Orange Rock Bar offers true rock fans something to shout about as they sing along to the numerous rock classics blaring from the speakers. Open until 2 am it is also well known for its fantastic drinks menu featuring caipirinha cocktails, 40 different whiskeys and over 25 different gins. Even if you are not a rock and roll fan, the bar is the ideal place to discover and release your inner rock persona visit the Black and Orange Rock Bar for an unforgettable experience.

Live Bar

Aptly named, Live Bar or Live Music Bar is where you need to be to experience a great night of drinks, conversion and awesome live music in the heart of Sölden. A very cosy bar, it is also well known to hold surprise open mic evenings where you can expect to catch some incredible live music sets at any given time. It is a very friendly and welcoming bar with awesome staff. Open every day from 7 pm until about 9:30 pm, Live Bar is slightly less raucous than some of the bars and lounges at the Sölden but still maintains a vibrant atmosphere.

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Facilities in Sölden

Sölden has very good facilities across the resort from its lifts and gondolas, accommodation, leisure facilities and off-slope entertainment. Receiving a relatively large number of visitors every season, it is adequately equipped with the necessary facilities to ensure that all its visitors are catered for all throughout the season.

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Facilities for children in Sölden

Sölden has fantastic facilities not only for children but also the entire family ensuring that parents and other members of the family can get involved with the children during their time at Sölden. The facilities cover just about everything from slopes, accommodation, childcare and entertainment both on and off the slopes.

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