UK
Compare
Favourites

Related Regions: Austria, Tyrol, Europe, Ötztal, Europe Overall

Covid details

Get all the COVID-19 information you need to know before you go. All information is provided by the resort and updated regularly as processes and policies change.

Reservations

Resort policies and procedures.

Is a reservation required for lift access?
No

Is a reservation required for parking?
No

Base Lodge(s)

Are the base lodge(s) open?
No

Are there rules/restrictions at the base lodge(s)
No

Are masks required?
Yes

Lift Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lifts?
Yes

If lift capacity is less than 100%, please specify amount
50%

Dining Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions for on-mountain dining
Yes

Dining Indoors
No

Ski School

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski school?
No

More information on ski rental

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski rentals?
No

Transportation

Are there rules/restrictions on public transportation?
Yes

More information on lodging

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lodging?
No

Overview

Sölden is the largest ski resort in the Oetztal valley and its “Think big, think Sölden” slogan is applicable to both its terrain and nightlife.

This Alpine Ski World Cup venue ticks plenty of boxes: it has excellent snow reliability on two glaciers allowing it to stay open from October to May; an extensive network of slopes (145km) with an equally impressive lift system; more than 30 mountain huts in which to quench the thirst; a lively après-ski scene in town with an endless choice of party joints; and is located just an hour’s drive from Innsbruck.

Terrain . . . Sölden’s terrain spans two glaciers (Rettenbach and Tiefenbach) and three well-connected mountains offering varied skiing for all levels. The ski area is particularly well suited to confident intermediates and advanced skiers. Beginners will find gentle runs at Innerwald and Giggijoch while intermediates have varied blue and red pistes throughout the ski area. From the Gaislachkogl (3058m) there are more challenging ski routes as well as lots of off-piste opportunties.

Sölden (1377m) is not a particularly high town but its slopes reach an altitude of 3250m. In fact it offers three mountain peaks above 3,000m called the BIG3: Gaislachkogl (3048m), Tiefenbachkogl (3250m) and Schwarze Schneide (3340m). Sölden’s peaks are so spectacular they have actually been chosen as one of the locations for the new James Bond movie Spectre due to be filmed this winter. Enjoy breathtaking views from the summit, or even lunch in the new Ice Q restaurant on the Gaislachkogl Peak (3048m), before taking one of the long runs back to town. The ski route from Schwarze Schneide at the Rettenbach Glacier down to Sölden is the region's longest ski trail at 15km with nearly 2,000m change in altitude.

Apres-ski . . . Sölden’s main strip is filled with buzzing bars, clubs and restaurants. The vibrant party atmosphere attracts a young, lively crowd; if you’re not looking for party central, go elsewhere. There's more than 80 venues to choose from. Between 3pm and 7pm the village turns into a party location with skiers gathering at the many open-air bars along the main road. Popular joints to kick-off the apres-ski is Eugen's Obstlerhutte mountain hut where there's live music Friday afternoons. Then back in town the party continues at a whole host of bars, including Cuckoo Bar and Giggi Tenne. Popular nightclubs include the Kuhstall and Fire & Ice. The hotels and guesthouses are mostly on the other side of the river, the quieter side.

Top events . . . Electric Mountain Festival (22.11.14-11.04.15) brings top DJs and live acts to Oetztal. After the festival opening in November, there are monthly parties related to the Electric Mountain Festival held in Sölden culminating in the final music and firework show in April. Adrenalin Cup (6.12.14-26.4.15) is a great sports challenge featuring 10 different disciplines battling it out all over the ski area. Hannibal - The Story of The Glacier Crossing (17.4.15) is a unique open-air theatrical performance hosted on the Rettenbach Glacier describing the crossing of the Alps by the Carthaginian army on their way to Rome.

Nearby resorts . . . Five other ski resorts reside in the Oetztal Valley, including Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Hochoetz-Kuehtai, Vent, Niederthai and Gries. 

Altitude

  • 3340m
    Summit
  • 1990m
    Vertical Drop
  • 1350m
    Base

Lifts

  • 9
  • 1
  • 4
  • 7
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 8
  • 31
    Total

Current Conditions: Sölden

Latest Snowfall

24 HR

0cm

48 HR

0cm

72 HR

0cm
View Full Snow Report
Current Weather

18 May

-3°C

View Full Forecast

Advertisement

Get snow reports and powder alarms from Sölden straight to your inbox!

Terrain

  • Intermediate Runs

    49%

  • Advanced Runs

    32%

  • Expert Runs

    19%

  • Runs

    40

  • KM Pistes

    141.5 km

  • Terrain Parks

    2

  • KM Night Skiing

    3.8 km

  • Longest Run

    15 km

  • KM Snow Making

    90 km

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski SeasonProjected Closing Ski Season24/12/202002/05/2021
  • Days Open Last Year
    242
  • Projected Days Open
    241
  • Years Open
    73
  • Average Snowfall
    800cm

Webcams

Gallery: Sölden

Sölden Reviews

Peter Gruber
22nd March 20175
Great resort with high altitude, superb restaurants and awesome apres ski, definitely want to come back!Full review
anonymous
21st January 20175
View AllWrite New Review

Tourist Office

  • Sölden

    Gemeindestraße 4

    6450 Sölden

    Austria


    Phone: +43 (0) 57200 200

    info@soelden.com

Ski Lessons

Sölden

Advertisement