The slopes

  • Extent 3 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
  • Snow 4 out of 5
  • Queues 3 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
  • Expert 3 out of 5
  • Intermediate 4 out of 5
  • Beginner 3 out of 5
  • Boarder 4 out of 5
  • X-country 1 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 2 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 2 out of 5
  • Convenience 2 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 5 out of 5
  • Off-slope 2 out of 5

Key facts

Resort1380 m
Slopes1350-3250 m
Lifts33
Pistes145 km
Price index110

Sölden

Austria

Solden Party

The upside

  • Excellent snow reliability, with access to two glaciers and some exceptionally long runs
  • Fairly extensive network of slopes suited to adventurous intermediates
  • Impressive lift system
  • Wide choice of huts for its size
  • Very lively après-ski/nightlife

The downside

  • Towny resort is spread along a road that is busy with through-traffic
  • You may need a bus to the lifts
  • Main runs are almost all above the trees; only a couple are sheltered_
  • Town centre can get rowdy (but easily avoidable, say reporters)_
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    News – 2017/18

    Sölden and Obergurgl (20 minutes up the valley) will operate a shared lift pass. A new restaurant is to open on the Rettenbach glacier.

    News – 2016/17

    The queue-prone Giggijoch gondola (one of two gondolas from resort level) has been   replaced by a new 10-seater gondola that will transport a staggering 4,500 people per hour – 60% more than the old gondola and the highest capacity of any lift in the world.

    Summary

    Sölden used to have a low profile on the UK market. But now we are receiving more reports on it than ever before. Its profile was raised last season because scenes from the latest James Bond movie, Spectre, were shot here. We’ve always liked its snow-sure challenging red pistes and exceptionally long top-to-bottom runs. But we’re less attracted to the village, with its busy road and very lively après-ski scene. This season we plan to stay a few days in quieter Hochsölden, set up the mountain right on the slopes.

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    The slopes

    • Extent 3 out of 5
    • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
    • Snow 4 out of 5
    • Queues 3 out of 5
    • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
    • Expert 3 out of 5
    • Intermediate 4 out of 5
    • Beginner 3 out of 5
    • Boarder 4 out of 5
    • X-country 1 out of 5
    • Restaurants 3 out of 5
    • Schools 3 out of 5
    • Families 2 out of 5

    The resort

    • Resort charm 2 out of 5
    • Convenience 2 out of 5
    • Scenery 3 out of 5
    • Eating out 3 out of 5
    • Apres ski 5 out of 5
    • Off-slope 2 out of 5

    Key facts

    Resort1380 m
    Slopes1350-3250 m
    Lifts33
    Pistes145 km
    Price index110