Alpine breaks: Stay in Sölden accommodation
The charming Alpine village of Sölden is located in the Ötzal valley in the Tyrol of Western Austria. At 1368m above sea level and with snow groomed pistes, Sölden is a popular destination for winter sports (snow is guaranteed from October to May) and has been the venue for the Alpine Ski World Cup which begins every October/November. Find holiday apartments in Sölden - the main village at the base of the mountains – or in Hochsölden, the the upper village located at 2092m above sea level.
Find and book the ideal ski chalet in Sölden
Don't miss out on a chalet in Sölden - with over 145km of slope routes and 33 lifts and gondolas, Sölden offers one of the best skiing environments in Europe. Catering for every level, Sölden's ski routes are a variety of blue, red and black – meaning there is something for the beginner skier to the master snowboarder. The most beginners slopes are located on Innerwald and Giggjoch and are easily accessible from the town. The “Fun Slope” provides a park for those wanting to show off their sporting skills with ramps and jumps right on the piste. Sölden also offers ski and snowboarding schools and equipment hire. Ski or board to the “Big 3” vantage points. This is the only area in Austria with three mountains higher than 3000m that are easily accessible. These are: Gaislachkogl, which features a panoramic restaurant – film lovers might recognise this building from the James Bond film, “Spectre”; Tiefenbachkogl and Schwarze Schneide.
Once you have found your holiday apartment in Sölden, spend a day discovering the various areas of the slopes - you can stop off at one of the 30 plus mountain huts to fill up on the local delicacies – why not try Wiener Schnitzel or Kaiserschmarnn? For those not wanting to stop at the day time fun, Sölden's slopes also offer a lively apres-ski atmosphere where you can try the local Austrian refreshments. The town also hosts the Electric Mountain Festival every April with popular DJs on top of the mountain. If you want a little break from the piste, relax with thermal baths whilst taking in the beautiful landscape. Sölden also holds the Ötzal Glacier Road – the second highest paved road in Europe – and is the access road from Sölden to the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach Glaciers. You can ski at these glaciers even during autumn.
The Tyrol in summer or winter – book Sölden accommodation
The village is not only popular for winter breaks and offers a variety of activities during the green summer months. Go hiking in the Alps, visit the Ötzal National Park and follow numerous tours and trails to discover the picturesque area. You can even take “water walks” and follow the icy waters of the Ötzal Glacier past waterfalls to the Ötzaler Ache river. Should you want to cover more ground, cycle routes are available and horse riding is also on offer. Climbing and via ferratas are also accessible for those wanting something a little more adventurous. The city of Innsbruck is under two hours away and is an ideal day trip or great overnight accommodation – find Innsbruck holiday accommodation here.