Solden is set in an exciting glacier-shrouded location, this is the ideal resort for those who want exhilarating thrills on the slopes by day and a fantastic party experience by night. There is something for everyone from ski novices, to hardcore snowboarders and thrill-seeking advanced skiers; you really won¿t be disappointed in the region that brims with activity and enjoyment for everyone. The altitude delivers fantastic snow conditions throughout the wide, clear ski runs and an impressive lift system will take you soaring up to the two glaciers for brilliant skiing and tremendous views.
There are gentle nursery slopes at the top of the Giggijoch gondola allowing all beginners the opportunity to work on their technique and build up confidence. There is a fantastic ski school with friendly instructors helping you to progress to the bowl of slopes around Giggijoch. By the end of your trip you can be merrily sailing down the charming blue runs over the open plains
A lot of emphasis has been channelled into creating a superb resort for intermediate skiers. Most of Sölden's main slopes are red runs ideal for brushing up and expanding on your skills. If speed is your thing, try the long, quiet red to Gaislachalm, or for more placid gradients head to Giggijoch. There are some easy blacks that will stimulate confident skiers, or you could take a modern lift through the 'Golden Gate to the Glacier' and work your way back down.
There is a bounty of challenges for advanced skiers who can work their way through 28km of black runs, tremendous off piste offerings, and an invigorating 6 Km Rettenbach Valley ski route. Alternatively you can try the hair-raising vertical run from Hainbachjoch to the valley at an adventurous 1,400m. However, if freestyle is more suited to your requirements, get along to the BASE park with all of its attractions.
Sölden has been catalogued as a snowboarder's mecca so it is no surprise when you discover the brilliant facilities offered to every type of boarder. A fun-filled 6 hectare BASE park boasts kickers, corners, tables, half pipes, rails and of course, a chill area. For steep runs and belly-flipping twists head over to Gaislachkogel as it has the best terrain in the area. Learners can have fun on the gentle open runs on the Giggijoch, and adventurous snowboarders can try out the best snow and powder up at the Rettenbach Glacier or the gentle slopes of the Tiefenbach Glacier. It is advisable to hire a guide for the Glacier¿s as there are hidden crevasses.
Approx Transfer Time 1 hr 15 mins Village Height 1,350m Highest Lift 3,249m (10,659ft)
Sölden has an extremely spirited mood come the evening time allowing the energetic ones amongst you to happily dip in and out of the numerous bars and nightclubs such as Joker, Snow Rock Café and Schrimbar. There is a tangible party atmosphere each night, however, Friday provides the climax of the week with the Sölden party held up on the Giggijoch. Aside from the nightlife, there are many great restaurants and eateries to choose from. It is advisable to warn those seeking a soothing and tranquil holiday that Sölden might not be the ideal resort for early nights!
There is a plethora of varying and exciting action to get up to when not cruising along the slopes. Thrill seekers are recommended the 5 Km toboggan run, paragliding and sleigh rides. If you fancy going 'Eskimo', why not spend a night in an Igloo up near the Rettenbach Glacier. If you feel exhausted from endless skiing and too many late nights, go and soothe your aches at the Freizeit Arena saunas and steam rooms, or visit the local Aqua Dome Spa in Längefeld.
Sölden provides over 50 restaurants, cafés and pubs and you have the pick of the bunch when deciding where to dine. If you¿re a fan of pizza then you¿re definitely in luck as there are an abundance to choose from such as La Tavola, Café Hubertus and Corso. If you fancy some traditional Tirolean food, visit s'Pfandl at Ausserwald. Wherever you choose to dine, there is something for every taste and budget.
Good assortment of shops - 30 Km of cleared winter walking - Indoor tennis - Post office - Banks - Cash point machines