Top 5 in winter
Be inspired by our top 5 recommendations for a happy winter holiday in Sölden! The El Dorado of skiing offers fantastic slopes, and plenty of fun in the snow off the pistes too. We´ll give you some tips.
Skiing is the greatest!
Sölden - one of the Alpine region´s most famous ski resorts. There are plenty of reasons for Sölden´s fine reputation: Snow is guaranteed over a very long period, due to the high altitude, two glaciers and modern artificial snow planning. Go up to your ski starting point amongst 144 km of perfectly prepared slopes in one of the comfortable cable cars.
- Snow from October to May
- At altitudes from 1,350 to 3,340 metres
- 2 glaciers
- High-end artificial snow systems
- 144 km well prepared slopes
- Exquisite mountain dining, legendary après-ski & highlights such as 007 ELEMENTS
Rent a genuine racing toboggan or a children´s sledge from one of the sports shops near the Gaislachkogl cable car valley station. Whichever you choose, tobogganing in Sölden is always cool, fuelled with adrenaline for unforgettable kicks.
Natural toboggan runs, stops at rustic huts, trails suitable for all the family and highlights such as night-time tobogganing.
Tear down new 7.3 kilometre long super-smooth toboggan run from the Gaislachkogl midway station to Sölden in the valley, covering 804 metres altitude difference.
Experience the intensity of the natural world up close on a snowshoe hike. The Sölden ski schools advise guests wishing to try out this gentle winter sport for the first time. Talk to the guides and plan your individual routes, maybe with a stop to eat and drink, perhaps ending with a meet-up with your skier friends. If preferred, you can complete the first stage by cable car, trudging through the snow amongst beautiful views of the mountains, and descending into the valley.
- Around 50 km of cleared and signposted winter hiking paths
- Equipment & guided tours at ski schools and sports shops
- Tip: Get a brochure showing paths and maps from Ötztal tourism offices.
A passion for cross-country
Sölden at the far end of the Ötz valley offers a variety of cross-country trails at all levels of difficulty, for classic cross-country skiing and skaters. Regardless of which level you ski at, this traditional natural Nordic sport will certainly do wonders for your fitness. Skiers´ fitness benefits even further by breathing in additional oxygen abundant at these high altitudes.
Families and skiers perhaps preferring a slower pace will enjoy gliding through wintry landscapes in the fresh air.
- Free use of 143 groomed and prepared cross-country trails
- Altitude training effect for motivated sportspersons
- Courses on offer from most ski schools in Sölden
The 007 ELEMENTS exhibition, displayed in an inventive style at 3,048 m altitude, is inside the Gaislachkogl mountain in Sölden.
The building has two storeys and 1,300 m², located directly adjacent to the ice Q Restaurant, location of the Hoffler Clinic in the James Bond film "Spectre", where Bond first meets Madeleine Swann - triggering the movie´s spectacular chase sequence
State of the art technology, sleek and contemporary The building´s amazing architecture alone makes it worth visiting this high mountain region. Built amongst impressive scenery, the exhibition´s interactive elements, images and spherical acoustic backdrop add a special extra touch of originality.