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Ski holidays Austria

Royal slopes & Imperial dishes

Do you love skiing? Fancy fast downhill adventures and relaxing stops at quaint ski huts? Fond of mouth-watering Austrian delicacies like “Kaiserschmarren” - scrambled pancakes? Then your skier’s heart could beat a little faster in Sölden, the Heartbeat of the Alps. Because Sölden offers everything that belongs to a memorable ski vacation in Austria. And plenty of it!

Skiing pleasure in XXL format

In the Sölden ski area, today’s winter sports fans (and those in the future) will find everything their heart could possibly desire. The winter sports paradise embedded in the majestic mountains of the Ötztal Alps offers top-class snow enjoyment on perfectly groomed ski slopes and ultra-modern mountain lifts. Would you like some facts and figures? Ok, let's go: 144 varied slope kilometers await skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Thanks to the high altitude of the ski area, stretching from 1350 to 3340 meters above sea level, snow is always guaranteed. The two feeder gondola lifts of Gaislachkogl and Giggijoch are currently among the most powerful of their kind and can reach an hourly capacity of about 8100 people.

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BIG3: Unique in Austria

The snow-covered slopes of the BIG3 - Gaislachkogl (3058 m), Tiefenbachkogl (3250 m) and Schwarze Schneide (3340 m) - fulfill all winter sports desires, regardless of whether you are a beginner, professional or freerider. This makes Sölden the only ski area in Austria to have three 3000 meter high peaks easily accessible by mountain lift. Once at the top, it’s worth taking off your skis to enjoy the view from spectacularly staged vista platforms. Additionally, the Sölden ski area boasts another record: Covering a length of over 15 kilometers, the top-to-bottom ski run from Schwarze Schneide is the longest of its kind in Austria. The route is not too demanding from a technical point of view and can therefore be mastered by experienced skiers or snowboarders. And yet: Those who have reached the valley floor know what they have achieved.

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Crossing the ski tunnel

Two perfectly developed glaciers that can be found in the Sölden ski area make glacier skiing possible from late September to late April or early May. If you want to get from Rettenbach Glacier to Tiefenbach Glacier, you don't even have to take off your skis as both ski mountains are connected by a spectacular ski tunnel. An experience that should be on every to-do list of a ski holiday in Sölden. Only in Sölden an Austrian ski vacation can be so spectacular!

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On a secret ski mission

Because every skiing day also must come to an end and your body simply needs a break after endless carving turns, Sölden offers a great side program in addition to skiing fun. Sölden guests are strongly recommended to visit the unique 007 ELEMENTS James Bond Adventure World at (or better inside) the summit of Gaislachkogl, which is over 3000 meters high. Nine mostly underground halls introduce you to the world of Her Majesty’s secret agent. How does such a unique installation find its way to a summit in Ötztal? Quite simply: In 2015, Sölden was the filming location for the James Bond movie “Spectre”. Also the eye-catching architectural masterpiece of the ice Q gourmet restaurant is located at Gaislachkogl peak.

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It tastes wonderfully!

If your stomach growls, you are warmly invited to enjoy the delicacies of Austrian cuisine in first-class restaurants and end the day in one of the cozy pubs. Also on the slopes and after skiing you can always stop off at one of the countless quaint ski huts and enjoy the warming midday sun on the terraces. The right accommodation is essential for a successful ski holiday in Austria. In and around Sölden there are more than 590 matching accommodations of all types and categories. Experience Austria, experience ski holidays in Sölden!

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FAQs skiing holidays in Austria

What you need for your ski holiday, generally depends on whether you bring your own ski equipment with you or whether you prefer to rent it on site. If you bring your own ski equipment, the following items should not be missing on your packing list:

  • Skis, ski boots & ski poles
  • Ski clothing: ski socks, ski underwear, a middle layer of clothing (depending on temperature), ski jacket, ski pants, gloves and cap
  • Ski goggles
  • Ski helmet & possibly spine protector

The expert Sölden sports shops offer everything you need for unlimited fun on the slopes - skis, ski boots, ski poles and helmets can be rented on the spot.

When choosing the perfect ski area for a ski vacation with children, you should consider whether the ski destination offers family-friendly slopes, safe mountain lifts and ski courses tailored to children. Families will find all this (and even a lot more) in the Sölden ski area: 144 slope kilometers (approx. 70 km of which are easy "blue" slopes), 31 top modern mountain lifts, (children's) fun slopes and professional ski schools: kids from 3 years of age get in first contact with snow sports, the very little ones (from 10 months) are in good hands at the expert kindergarten while parents enjoy a few turns without worries.

For example, in Sölden at the heart of Ötztal. If you purchase your ski ticket early in the online ski ticket shop of Sölden's ski area, you will receive an online discount of up to -20% compared to the regular price at the cash desk. Additionally, the complete accommodation list on soelden.com has many inexpensive accommodation providers that go easy on your holiday budget. For example, select the preferred quality label for a hotel and narrow down your selection.

In general, how much money you need for a ski holiday is difficult to answer and strongly depends on a number of factors: number of guests, length of the stay, type of accommodation, number of skiing days or whether you bring your own ski equipment or rent it - to mention just a few points. The ski destination of Sölden certainly offers potential savings: If you purchase your ski ticket early in the online ski ticket shop of Sölden's ski area, you will receive an online discount of up to -20% compared to the regular price at the cash desk. Additionally, the complete accommodation list on soelden.com has many inexpensive accommodation providers that go easy on your holiday budget.