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Ski Tyrol

At the skiing heart of the Alps

Skiing in Tirol is always a pleasure in the winter months. But skiing, in the literal sense, only becomes a real treat in Sölden. Thanks to the high altitude between 1350 and 3340 meters and the glacier ski area, snow-sure skiing fun is always guaranteed from late September to early May!

Winter & glacier ski area in one

The 144 kilometers of perfectly groomed slopes also include the two glaciers of Rettenbachferner and Tiefenbachferner, which offer breathtaking views of the snow-topped Ötztal Alps. State-of-the-art mountain lifts, including the two currently most powerful feeder gondola lifts in the world, take you uphill to one of your favorite slopes very quickly and without waiting times. This is how skiing works in Tirol!

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Skiing in Tirol for enthusiasts

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No slope is too steep for you? No downhill run too long? No skiing challenge tough enough? Then you have come to the right place in the Sölden ski area. Here are some skiing challenges waiting for you on the slopes. Ask the professionals from the Alpine Ski World Cup, who kick off the season at Rettenbach Glacier high above Sölden every October. And conquer the (deep black) World Cup slope No. 31 with gradients of up to 65%. Or try Sölden's (and Austria's) longest top-to-bottom slope on more than 15 kilometers. Further ski challenges for ambitious skiers are the BIG3 Rally and the Adrenalin Cup, which will put your endurance to the test.

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Longest Slope

Slope from BIG3 platform Schwarze Schneid (3340 m) to base station of Gaislachkogl mountain gondola (1370 m) difference in altitude a time: 1970 m | length: approx. 15 km To be sure not to miss anything subscribe to our channel: https://www.soelden.com/youtube Find all info about Sölden: https://www.soelden.com Sölden Facebook Account: https://www.soelden.com/facebook Sölden Instagram: https://www.soelden.com/instagram Sölden Blog: https://hotspot-der-alpen.soelden.com //// Locations: Schwarze Schneide bis Gaislachkogel Talstation //// Credits: Director & Camera: Christoph Tripp Music: Scrambled by Lana Inspired

Multifaceted Sölden

Snow, adventure, entertainment and relaxation: You will find all of this in one fell swoop on your ski holiday in Sölden, the Heartbeat of the Alps. Like hardly any other holiday region, Sölden knows how to satisfy the needs of all winter sports enthusiasts. With Gaislachkogl, Tiefenbachkogl and Schwarze Schneide peaks, Sölden is Austria’s one and only ski resort to have three peaks higher than 3000 meters accessible by mountain lift. The so-called BIG3 also offer spectacular viewing platforms, where it’s worthwhile to take off your skis. It's hardly surprising that snow sports fans get their money's worth here. As attractive as the destination's ski pistes and cross-country ski trails might be, the program following your day of skiing is just as entertaining. Be it a wellness treatment or a delicious dinner menu with regional specialties, Sölden offers enjoyment on and off the slopes for sure.

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Sölden holiday region

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FAQs skiing in Tirol

Ötztal as Tirol's longest side valley offers a multitude of skiing opportunities in no less than 6 ski areas and 2 glacier ski regions. Hundreds of immaculate slope kilometers are waiting for ski enthusiasts. Early birds can already make their first turns on snow at Sölden's glacier in autumn. You can find all details about the Sölden glacier ski area HERE.

Thanks to excellent infrastructures and state-of-the-art mountain lifts, Sölden has become an internationally renowned winter sports center always on the pulse of time. This is precisely why Sölden kicks off the racing season every year on occasion of the AUDI FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Opening and welcomes both the top athletes of Alpine ski racing and their enthusiastic fans. Top sports opportunities and Ötztal's genuine hospitality are guaranteed. You can find all details about the holiday and sports region of Sölden HERE.

The number of calories burnt when skiing strongly depends on several factors. Skiing style, weight, difficulty level of the slope, ski equipment and even daytime temperature can all influence energy consumption. However, we can approximately guess it: an ambitious skier burns between 400 and 600 calories in a total of 60 minutes of skiing time on a moderately difficult (red) slope. To melt away calories effectively, the best thing is to take part in the BIG3 Rally across the three peaks higher than 3000 meters in the Sölden ski area.

For Alpine skiing you need appropriate sports equipment comprising a pair of skis, ski poles and ski boots. A ski helmet, ski goggles and sunscreen (SPF 30) are the right protective companions on the slopes. When it comes to clothing, you should keep to the “layer principle”: several (thin) layers of clothing keep you warm and dry. The first layer of clothing includes breathable thermal underwear and ski socks that transport wetness away from the body. The mid-layer is a fleece shirt or a lightly padded jacket that keeps you warm. The last and outer layer should be a ski or hardshell jacket and ski pants that protect against wind and weather. Ski gloves and a neck gaiter also protect fingers and face from cold and wet.

Depending on skiing style and terrain – for example freeriding - a spine protector, a backpack and an avalanche transceiver may also be required.

Shops and rental spots will be happy to help you optimize your ski equipment.