Relax and have fun in the snow
Choose a winter holiday in Sölden and you can look forward to a magnificent winter landscape including woodlands deep in snow. Thanks to the resort's record of guaranteed snow, visitors can expect to find the pistes in superb condition throughout the season from October to May. Sölden also has around 150 kilometres of pistes suitable for all levels. Beginners can join a course at one of the local ski schools, where experienced instructors will teach you how to ski or snowboard. Real experts can show off their skills on the black runs or the two-kilometre 'Ski Route' and take on the steep descents from high up the resort's three 3,000 metre peaks.
Sölden has lots to offer away from the pistes, too! There are several toboggan runs - great fun for the whole family and an absolute must for the kids. You can hire sledges and any other equipment you need from one of the many hire shops in the resort. Or why not head out for a long and relaxing walk through the extensive woodlands? The idyllic winter landscape, dominated by snow-covered trees and fields, is absolutely stunning.
Ski and snowboarding fans can be sure of a fantastic winter holiday in Sölden thanks to the resort's well-maintained pistes. Sölden is the only winter sports resort in Austria with three 3,000 metre peaks and two glacier skiing areas. Getting to the 'Big 3' is easy on Sölden's fast, high-tech lifts, and of course you can admire the stunning mountain landscape of the Ötztal Alps on the way up. When you get to the top, you will find a series of lookout points where you can pause for a few moments to gaze in wonder at the Tyrol's magnificent alpine landscape. For the best view of all, try the Big 3 Gaislachkogel lookout point at an altitude of 3,058 metres. Getting up to the pistes is fast and easy - the resort's 35 high-tech ski lifts can carry up to 70,000 skiers a day in the high season. With so many cable and chair lifts, there's no need to worry about long queues.
After a strenuous day on the slopes, you can warm up over a hot drink in one of the cosy ski huts. There are plenty of great après-ski venues both in Sölden itself and right by the pistes. Why not sample a regional speciality such as Germknödel or Kaiserschmarrn in one of the ski huts? Or, for that real holiday feeling, relax and soak up the sun for a while on a lounger with a hot tea or mulled wine. Sölden boasts a total of 27 tranquil ski huts and small mountainside restaurants.