Glacier skiing and a truly Austrian alpine ski holiday experience, that also enjoys a lively atmosphere amongst its restaurants, bars and ski chalets. So don't be fooled that Solden is a small, quiet Austrian ski resort, far from it as it packs a punch well above its weight, not with standing its high altitude glacier skiing and 145km of pistes.
Situated in the Tyrol region of Austria, Solden is one of the more popular ski resorts in Austria with 145km of pistes and skiing on the glacier at 3,340m.
Whilst its skiing is predominantly aimed at family visitors, beginners nd intermediates, it has some excellent off-piste too. Competent on piste skiers who are not proficient skiing off piste may however find it a little more restraining. This said, the black runs above Hochsolden at the Hainbachjoch at 2,727m are challenging enough.
Beginners and intermediate skiers will particularly love Solden, well prepared pistes, high altitude blue runs on the glacier that provide great snow conditions, it is a great ski resort for families too as lunches are one of its specialities.
Although not as high as some of its counterparts in France, Solden runs home are normally good with snowmaking and a height of 1,377m it isn’t low either.
Hochsolden sits above Solden at 2,090m although most ski chalets are situated in Solden itself at 1,377m. A pretty Tyrolean ski resort, Solden Is situated in a valley with rolling hills and glacier skiing dominating above. The main town consists of larger hotels and restaurants with chalets lining the surrounding area and hills, mixed with centuries old farmhouses.
It might not be the largest ski resort in the Alps (although it isn’t small either), but for its size it punches well above its weight on the après-ski stakes with several bars and restaurants.
Whilst it is still full of charm, it has a reputation for being a party town although we would suggest this is somewhat overstated. Yes it is lively, but there is several shops to browse and good restaurants to enjoy too.
Family Skiing In Solden
Perfect, if you have younger skies twith 70km of blue pistes and good beginner areas, as well as a snow garden. Older ones will not only love the blues and reds (45km of the latter), but the fun and lively atmosphere in the village.
Being a traditional Austrian ski resort, expect a warm and hearty welcome when your family arrive, and during your catered ski chalet holiday.
Eating Out On The Mountain
The Ice Q may not be everyone’s favourite mountain restaurant inside or out (you will either love it’s hip look - or not, but regardless of this, we think you will adore its food and the views are fabulous. One of the best Solden Restauarants on or off the piste. Found at the Gaislachkogl peak at 3,048m.
For a more traditional Tyrolean dining experience, the Gampe Thaya in the Gampealm ski area above Solden. Beautiful Austrian farmhouse tables and interior, and great food to match.
Solden Snow Parks
The Area 47 Snowpark was designed by Kristof Heidmann and is located by the Giggijoch lift.
The main school is the Ski und Snowboardschule.
Solden is well known for its après-ski that starts typically in the Phillipp in Ausserwald as it is the first bar as they head down the slopes just before Solden, with Jägerbomb and dancing on the dancefloor to a variety off music the theme for the entertainment.
The Mogul has a very lively and fun crowd with partying well into the night. For those who appreciate a cocktail or two, the aptly named Cocktailbar Nanu will we are sure be one of your favourites. Popular with sonme of our guests, but not all, is the glitzy Andy Rodelhutte. A popular and interesting experience, with table dancers and scantily dressed workers, it isn’t however to everyone’s tastes, particularly family audiences.
Number one our list would be the Otztaler Stube, which is under the Das Central Hotel. A beautiful ornate restaurant with a fabulous wood ceiling, this is a restaurant where a great deal of attention has gone into the décor, and even more so into the food. A must visit Solden restaurant in our book.
Worth searching out, as it isn’t easy to find, is the Culinaria for its art décor interior and very good food.
The Phillipp mentioned earlier has a DJ and dance floor and continues well into the night. The Mogul is also a good hangout and there is also The Mirage, Katapult, Ice and Fire, and Orange and Black which are all lively places to frequent.
Getting Around The Valley
There is a free bus service for guests that operates in the ski resorts and between them.
Sledging, late night toboggan runs, paragliding and an ice rink for skating, curling and ice hockey.
The Aqua Dome Spa is an excellent facility and a great place to unwind.
Ski Map Solden Austria
Fast becoming one of Austria's most popular ski destinations with 145km of pistes and glacier skiing as high as 3,250km, Solden offers mixed abilities, families, beginners, intermediates and budding experts some great snowier skiing on and off the piste.