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Ski holidays in Sölden
Skiing in Sölden, the most famous winter sports destination in the Ötztal Arena, means skiing a beautiful ski resort with a steady snow fall and amazing après-ski parties that can rival any across the Alps.
Many international snowboarding and skiing competitions in Sölden are well-respected and are regularly on the agenda. Sölden ski holidays also offer a lot away from the slopes, in the village you will find the Freizeit Arena, a recreation centre with a swimming pool, sauna, gym, tennis courts, a bowling alley, a cinema, restaurants and more. Aside from skiing in Sölden there are other winter sports activities you can get involved with, you can also ice skate and sleigh on a 4km flood-lit track.
Sölden also has approximately 30 kilometers of hiking trails set out along the river and around the village. The highest point to be reached by foot is Hochsölden, at an altitude of 2027m.
Hochsölden is a small village and is ideal for families with children. The village is situated on the Giggijoch which means that you can nearly always ski back to your accommodation. You can also reach this village by car and ski lift and there is even a bus service between Sölden and Hochsölden (approx. 9 kilometers). Because the village primarily consists of hotels the night life is quite low key, but you can always head down to Sölden for the real party atmosphere.
Sölden ski holidays, together with Hochsölden, offer the largest ski area in Ötztal Arena, with 33 lifts and slopes suitable for all levels. The area has a strong snow record due to its high altitude and also due to the two glaciers, skiing on these glaciers in Sölden is even possible throughout the summer. Being able to ski practically all year round on a glacier at an altitude of 3250m makes Sölden ski holidays high on the wish list for many winter holiday goers.
The Ötztal Arena is the only ski area in Austria with mountain peaks reaching higher than 3000m, these are known as the Big 3. If you’re looking for a real challenge when snowboarding or skiing in Sölden, you can attempt the Big 3 Rally with routes that cover over 50km.
Clients who have booked a lift pass of more than 3 days for their ski holiday in Sölden, can now also enjoy the ski area of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl. This ski area adds another 110km to the already huge ski region of Sölden and has many more blue, red and black slopes. If the skiing in Sölden isn’t challenging enough, you can take on one of the most difficult pistes in Austria, the Hohe Mut.
In Sölden there are many bars in the town and at the foot of the mountain, where you can enjoy the wonderful après-ski. We offer a variety of ski packages to Sölden, Hochsölden and Vent, from cheap and cheerful to luxurious and all-inclusives, where you will be able to enjoy a wonderful ski holiday on the Sölden slopes.
For the latest government travel advice and corona measures by destination, visit the government website. Please note: this information can change in the meantime, so we advise you to consult it regularly until shortly before departure.
The capital is Vienna.
The official language is German but English is widely spoken as well.
There is one hour time difference with the UK (GMT+1).
The official currency is the Euro.
It is customary in Austria to tip between 5% and 10% in bars and restaurants.
Food & Drink:
Austria is known for its Vienna Schnitzels and Glühwein. Tap water is safe for drinking.
Opening times shops:
Shops are usually open from Monday until Friday from 09.00 AM to 18.00 PM (some shops close during the afternoon). Most shops are closed on Sunday.
Travelling by car:
Snow chains are obligatory in the Alps. You need a toll permit for the motorways in Austria. You can buy the permit at the AA in the UK or in Austria at the major border crossings. The European Commission advises you to wear a safety reflector jacket in the event of a break down or accident. This vest can be purchased from the AA in the UK as well.
The voltage is 230 volt.
UK mobile phones work in Austria as well.
You need to be in the possession of a valid passport to travel to Austria.
You fly with easyJet or Jet2 to Innsbruck. This flight takes approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes. Meals and drinks are not included during the flight.
Departures from regional airports
Please note that with departure and/or arrival from a regional airport you may have a stopover on the outward and/or return journey.
In the booking steps it is possible to book a transfer. The average transfer time to Sölden is approximately 1.5 hours. For additional information about the transfer click here.
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A Öztal lift pass is included in the tour price.
You can see the surcharges and discounts for, for example, extending your lift pass or no lift pass in step 1 (preferences) of the booking process. If a child and senior discount apply, this will be shown in step 2 (price overview). Would you like to know which lift pass is included? View our FAQ here .
The lift pass for children born after 1/1/2019 is free. Children born between 1/1/2003 and 31/12/2018, and seniors born before 1943 receive a discount on the lift pass. These discounts can be found in the calculation of your travel sum. Identification is required when collecting the lift pass.
The surcharges and discounts are only when booking. Other rates are applied locally. It is not possible to redeem the lift pass to another day on site. An extension of the lift pass can often be booked extra; you will find the price for this in the further course of the booking steps. The discount for “no lift pass” can also be found in the booking process.
The following types of material can be booked:
This material is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This material is particularly agile, so it makes turning and breaking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.
This is ideal material for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The material is agile, but also suitable to cut corners sharp. Even at high speeds these skis provide great performance.
These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable material is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.
These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.
TIP: Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.
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