Sölden Ski Resort

Soelden is Austria's biggest stand alone ski resort.
Everything about Sölden is BIG, even the engineering for the modern lift system.
Powder possibilities abound at Solden ski resort.
Soelden has 2 glaciers contributing to a big season from Oct to May.
Wide open pistes at Solden are great for beginners & intermediate skiers.
Sölden has big valley descents for all abilities, including one 15km long.
Solden ski resort has big views looking across to Wildspitze.
Skiing Soelden includes several learn to ski areas..........
Skiing Soelden includes several learn to ski areas..........
Well organised but busy mountain restaurants are plentiful at Sölden.
Panoramic views are big from the restaurant decks at Sölden.
It is possible to get away from the crowds at Solden ski resort.
Soelden big thinking includes very good facilities.
Big Sölden piste trails...........
.............. are sullied by big Solden crowds.
But the huge Soelden freeride areas make up for it.
Skiing Sölden includes big trails with 2000m of vertical descent into town.
Ski Solden all the way down to the main road.
And straight into one of the many Soelden après ski bars.
Sölden ski resort............. it is BIG!

Sölden Ski Resort

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Oetztal Ski Resorts

Hochoetz
Kühtai
Obergurgl Hochgurgl

    Solden Ski Trail Map
  • Soelden Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1350m – 3340m (1990m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    10m+
  • Lifts (31)
    8 Gondolas / cable cars
    15 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    October to early May
    8:00am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 146km
    Longest run – 15km
    Advanced - 22%
    Intermediate - 31%
    Beginner - 47%
  • Lift Pass Prices (Day Ticket 18/19)
    Adult - €53.50 - 54.50
    Child - €30
    Child u/8yr – Free
    3 day pass or greater incl. Obergurgl Hochgurgl

Soelden Ski Resort Austria

Soelden ski resort in the Ötztal (or Oetz valley) is one of Austria's largest standalone skiing areas, plus has both the country's longest skiable vertical & longest ski trail. Be prepared for the word BIG to be thrown at you when visiting Sölden.

Everything about Soelden is big. Expansive terrain over 2000m elevation, 146km of piste trails, 2 glaciers, skiing from October to May, 3 peaks over 3000m, huge beginner ski areas & a vast off-piste make Sölden an intriguing ski area to visit. To make it even bigger, every lift pass of 3 days duration or longer includes the 25 ski lifts at nearby Obergurgl Hochgurgl. See the Soelden ski trail map here.

A caveat though. By its very nature, Solden may not appeal to everyone, particularly discerning Powderhounds & their families.

Summary of Pros & Cons for Soelden Ski Resort

Pros

  • Modern lift system, directly accessible from two points in town;
  • Extensive piste terrain for beginners & intermediates;
  • Quality snow up high;
  • Vast & challenging freeride terrain;
  • Loads of ski in (& several ski out) accommodation options;
  • Long ski season - Oct to May;
  • Longest ski trail in Austria - 15km;
  • Biggest skiable vertical in Austria;
  • Numerous valley trail options all the way into town;
  • Stupendous viewpoints;
  • Free daytime undercover parking;
  • Vibrant après ski and nightlife;
  • Several good restaurant options in town.

Cons

  • Extremely busy;
  • Many piste trails are 'manufactured' & not natural fall line;
  • 'Advanced' piste trails are generally overrated;
  • Major piste trails can become dangerous at certain times of day;
  • Town has numerous (& unnecessary) tawdry strip clubs;
  • Accommodation is expensive.

Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective

  • Soelden is a large, busy town with full services & entertainment available;
  • A BIG resort, where everything is BIG!

Ski Rentals & Lessons

Ski rentals are available the villages of Soelden & Hochsölden. Search & book ski or snowboard rentals in Soelden here.

An incredible diversity of ski instructors, ski schools & guides work their craft in the Soelden ski resort & Oetztal. To narrow down the field, search & book private or group lessons & mountain guides with the best providers here.

Nearby Ski Resorts

In addition to sprawling Sölden, the Ötztal (Oetz valley) has two other ski resorts. At the start of the valley, Hochoetz is accessible directly from the major valley town of Oetz as well by ski bus from the excellent Kuhtai ski resort higher up. In the opposite direction at the top of the valley near the border with Italy is Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, one the most snow sure non glacier ski resorts in Austria. In the next valley west, the Pitztal (Pitz valley), the superb Pitztal Glacier and Hochzeiger ski resorts provide a quieter alternative to the Oetztal. From the Ötztal railway station, depending whether you choose left or right, a short train ride will get you to Innsbruck or St Anton. Visitors to the Tyrol are spoilt for choice.
Tours in or near Soelden

Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

Austria Tour Innsbruck Freeride City
HOSTED & GUIDED SNOWBOARDING
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Snowboarding | 7 Ski Resorts
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Based in Innsbruck, this trip is for intermediate to advanced (or better) snowboarders taking in some of the best ski resorts in the Austrian Alps. Join the "fixed date" tour with your own group or come alone and meet new friends.
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy.
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USD 1,865
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