Apres Ski in Sölden

Great fun off piste

A terrific day's skiing just wouldn't be the same without a break and a spot of après-ski in one of the resort's cosy mountain ski huts. As well as top-class pistes, Sölden boasts a large number of ski huts and mountainside restaurants.

After an exhilarating descent and some tough slaloming, skiers can stop off here to fortify themselves before tackling the next few kilometres. The resort's traditionally designed ski huts are cosy and welcoming. Most of the mountain huts have a large sun terrace where you can soak up the sun on a comfortable lounger. Of course, you will also find excellent food and drink. As well as great regional specialities, Sölden's ski huts offer a range of international dishes. You can head for a restaurant with waiters and waitresses or just opt for a self-service snack to keep you going at one of the ski huts.

The 'Almhütten' alpine cabins at the top of the lifts are very popular. With traditional dishes such as Germknödel (yeast dumplings with plum sauce) and Schmarren (pancakes cut up into small  pieces) or baked potatoes, the ski huts in Sölden are well stocked to provide a genuine holiday atmosphere. You'll find somewhere to park your skis and take a little refreshment even on the highest peaks surrounding the resort. The exclusive Tre Milla pizzeria is situated at the top of the Gaislachkogl lift. At 3,058 metres above sea level, the Tre Milla is the highest restaurant in the whole skiing area. It boasts a viewing platform with a stunning view of the surrounding Alps. After a delicious meal, you can relax in peace and quiet on a lounger before venturing back on to the slopes.

From late afternoon onwards, Sölden begins to move into après-ski mode. Après-ski is just as much a part of any skiing holiday as high-speed descents and powder snow. You'll find plenty of opportunities to indulge in a bit of après-ski at the numerous mountainside ski huts or back in the resort's bars and night clubs. In Sölden, both locals and visitors are real connoisseurs when it comes to après-ski. The resort has earned itself a well-deserved reputation as the 'Ibiza of the Alps'. With great music and drinks and a superb atmosphere, it's not surprising that visitors often see the night out. After all, you are on holiday!