The Sölden ski resort is one of the highest ski resorts in Austria, Sölden is located in the Ötztal in Tyrol and is one of the most diverse ski resorts in the whole of Austria. Sölden is a glacial ski resort with not 1 but 2 glaciers and a maximum height of 3340 meters above sea level.
Sölden is the largest ski resort in the Ötztal and is divided into 3 parts, gaislachkogl, the giggljoch and the glaciers.
The gaislachgogl has the most red and black slopes of the ski resort a quick gondola will bring you from the valley up to 3000 meters above sea level where you can also find a exclusive restaurant with panorama view, used in the James bond movie.
On the giggljoch, reached by the first lift at the beginning of Sölden offers more beginner friendly slopes.
The two glaciers can be reached quickest from the giggljoch bahn. The rettanbach and tiefenbach glaciers which offer skiing until late spring.
The village of Sölden offers loads of opportunities for après-skiing and all of this takes place at the main road that flows right through the village.
A short drive down the valley you will find the aqua dome one of Austria’s best known wellness facilities.
Strengths and weaknesses for ski Arlberg
Flats: snowboarders will feel right at home, flat places in the resort are almost none existent.
Food: Sölden offers perfect food on the slopes from small little huts and restaurants to the large self-serving restaurants for every skier/boarder something they are looking for.
Après-ski: après-skiing in Sölden is located in the village itself and all other villages around it are nice and quiet perfect for families. But if you are looking for après-ski Sölden is perfect for you.
Snow: due to its altitude and 2 glaciers snow conditions are almost always perfect.
The weak points:
Busy: during the European vacation weeks Sölden can get quite busy and you will have to wait at some lifts.
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