- Over 140 Kilometres of terrain including 70km of blue runs, 45km of red runs and 27km of black runs.
- With skiing from 1350m to 3340m, there is always somewhere to ski – snowmaking is on 77% of the resort's slopes meaning you will be guaranteed snow from October through to May!
- Only resort with 3 mountains higher than 3000 metres, take on the ‘Big3 Rally’ by heading to Gaislachkogl, Tiefenbachkogl and Schwarze Schneide.
- Sölden is home to 2 of the most powerful feeder mountain gondolas world-wide reducing queue time in the mornings and increasing your time on the slopes.
- Home to the ‘Adrenalin Cup’ and also the home of the ‘ICE Q’ restaurant famous for its role in the James Bond film ‘Spectre’.
- Tackle the 15km run from the top of the Schwarze Schneide to the Gaislachkogl lift base which will see you drop almost 2000m in altitude alone.
A resort more recently made famous for its role in the James Bond film ‘Spectre’ filmed up at the ICE Q restaurant at the top of the Gaislachkogelbahn, Sölden has a superb range of slopes for beginners, intermediate and expert skiers. Being a host of events for the Alpine Ski World Cup, the resort certainly knows how to look after its resort with well-groomed slopes and snowmaking facilities on 77% of the runs in the resort. It is also the only resort in Austria with 3 mountains over 3000m which also makes for a great challenge – the ‘BIG3 Rally’ where you head to each of the vantage points at the summits of the Gaislachkogl, Tiefenbachkogl and Schwarze Schneide – those up for the challenge will be treated to some truly spectacular views.
With over 140km of slopes available to our guests on a Ski Weekends trip to Sölden, it is well broken split up to cater for all abilities. There is around 70km of blue (easier) runs, 45km of red (intermediate) runs and 27km of black (expert) runs – some of the steepest being Blacks 3, 7, 14, 25 and 31. A run we would strongly advise for the more intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders is the 15km, 2000m decent from the top of the Schwarze Schneide back down to the base of the Gaislachkogl lift – though we wish your legs the best of luck with this one!
Take a look below at our breakdown to find out more information relevant to your ability:
There is plenty here to amuse our more advanced guests – as we mentioned previously, the 15km valley run from top to bottom of the resort is a must, but also the World Cup run (Black 31) is worth a go on. The black 41 slope from the top of the Schwarze Schneide down towards the Tiefenbachferner also offers some picturesque scenery and should be a must ski on a bluebird day. Once you have tackled the blacks, then it is well worth taking on some of the ski routes that are dotted around the resort for the next challenge – they can quite often be covered in Moguls, but if you get there after fresh snowfall, it can be far more enjoyable!
Intermediate skiers will have a ball around Sölden with lots of long runs, especially those that come back into the valley such as blues 2 and 8 from the top of the Heidebahn back down towards the bottom of the Gaislachkogl lift. Over towards the Hochsölden area there is an abundance of choice between red and blue runs, but if you really want to get away from it all, then make your way over to the Tiefenbach Glacier where there are some wide red and blue runs that are a bit further out of the way of the main part of the resort.
The main beginner area is located by the Innerwald draglifts which can be accessed by using the Zentrum Shuttle. These are nice beginner runs that aren’t too steep but can get fairly crowded. Once these slopes have been mastered then the place to head to is the Giggijoch ski area where there are some more blue runs to practice on that aren’t too steep.
There are some lovely wide runs for snowboarders – especially up around Giggijoch – which are perfect for the less experienced rider, for the intermediate snowboarders there are some great long runs, and some open terrain up high (as well as tree skiing lower down). For those more advanced riders then there is some great freeriding to be explored if that isn’t quite what you are after then there is the Area 47 snowpark where they have a great selection of jumps and rails to spin yourself into a frenzy! The park is great for all levels as well with kickers and rails for beginners all the way through to the big knee bucklers for the pros!
There is some great off piste around Sölden, the bulk of it heads back into the Rettenbach valley whilst there are also some great lines to be had underneath the Gaislachkogl, but this is very steep, so it is best done with guides or by very advanced riders. For those looking to learn some off piste skiing, you are best off around the top of the Stabele chairlift heading towards red 5 where the gradient is less steep or around the Giggijoch area around red 16 toward the lower parts of red 11.
*Ski Weekends strongly advise that off-piste skiing should only be undertaken when in the company of a professional ski instructor or guide
To find out more about skiing in Sölden feel free to contact one of our friendly Ski Experts on 023 8020 6971 or email firstname.lastname@example.org