Sölden two snow guaranteed glaciers making it one of Austria's largest year-round skiing destinations
Sölden buzzes with people and traffic, with hotels, restaurants, bars and shops, which are all within easy walking distance from each other making sure your apres ski experience is second to none. Then add an infinite number of slopes and ski trails for all levels of skiing and snowboarding abilities coupled with the perfect grooming of at least 150 kilometres of slopes, making Sölden a truly unique winter sports arena. But it doesn't stop here! Be prepared for the marvelous BIG 3, Austria's only ski area with 3 mountains higher than 3,000 metres, which are accessible by lifts or gondolas and rank among the most beautiful ski trails across the entire ski region.
The signature ski journey known as the Big 3 Rally is a must do and is a 50 kilometre thrill that encompasses an elevation gain of around 10,000 metres with splendid 360 degree views most of the way. It will take you four hours, so make sure you begin your day with a hearty breakfast and at first consists of more lifting than skiing, on the Giggijoch gondola and through the aptly named 'Golden Gate' to the glaciers. Glide through the 170 metre ski tunnel that connects the two glaciers, for an exciting and frantic ride on the super smooth and wide Tiefenbach and RettenbachRettenbach Valley. Just one last gondola ride, up the Gaislachkogl to 3,058 metres high, and you will arrive at the final Big 3 panorama platform. glaciers.
Once you're done absorbing the amazing surrounds, pat yourself on the back and head down the winding ski route through Sölden has 62 kilometres of red ski trails, 51 kilometres of blue trails, 27 kilometres of black ski trails and 6 kilometres of ski routes, which are sure to provide you with an ultimate winter holiday full of skiing and snowboarding fun for both beginners and advanced skiers at Giggijoch, as well as for expert racers at Gaislachkogl. An insider's tip for lovers of off-piste skiing is Gaislachkogl peak at 3,058 metres. So grab your gear, pack your bags and head to this thrilling ski resort.
|Altitude of resort:||1377 metres|
|Top elevation:||3249 metres|
|Largest vertical drop:||1872 metres|
|Total length of slopes:||150 kilometres|
|Longest run:||12.8 kilometres|
|Cross country trails:||50 kilometres|
|Number of lifts:||34|