Sölden is a ski resort located in the Ötztal Valley of Austria, at an elevation of about 1,800 meters. It is known for its skiing and its association with the James Bond film, Spectre. The town has become a popular tourist destination in recent years, with its stunning mountain landscape, vibrant nightlife, and unique culture. The Ötztal Arena consists of Sölden, Hochsolden, Zwieselstein and Vent. People who ski fast and play hard are the target market for this lively village. Sölden is known for its reliable snow and diverse pistes, making it a perfect destination for skiing enthusiasts of all levels. The area has a wide variety of slopes to choose from, with something to suit every skier. Beginners can take advantage of the nursery slopes at the base of the mountain and the easy blue runs, while experienced skiers can enjoy the longer red runs and the exciting black runs.

The Tyrol has 119 ski resorts and Sölden would rate high on any skier’s Top 10 list. With its outstanding sporting facilities and endless winter highlights, 100% snow guarantee, state-of-the-art infrastructure and top entertainment. The snow in Sölden is renowned for its consistency, with the resort typically receiving more than eight metres of snowfall each season. This ensures that the slopes are well-groomed and freshly groomed for skiers throughout the winter season.

The resort also has a variety of off-piste options and freeride areas for those looking for a more thrilling experience. The town of Sölden is charming and picturesque, with a good selection of restaurants, bars, and shops to explore. Its lively atmosphere makes it a great destination for après-ski activities. The resort is also home to a range of activities and attractions that make it an ideal place to spend an extended ski holiday. The town of Sölden is also known for its vibrant nightlife. The main street, Dorfstrasse, is lined with bars, clubs, and restaurants. The main event in Sölden is the annual Snowball Festival, which takes place in April. This festival features live music and DJ performances, as well as various attractions, such as snow sculptures, snowshoeing, and ski competitions. Sölden is a unique place with its own distinct culture. Its locals are friendly and welcoming, and they embrace the Bavarian culture of Tyrol.

Mountain Terrain:







Skiing Hours:

9.00 am – 4.00 pm

Summit Elevation:

3,340 m

Vertical Drop:

1,990 m

Skiable Area:

143 km


Snowboarder Friendly

Lift Information:

  • 1 funicular 40 pers
  • 2 gondolas 10 pers
  • 5 gondolas 8 pers
  • 1 gondola 30 pers
  • 1 chairlift 8 persons
  • 4 chairlifts 6 persons with bubble
  • 6 Quad chair lifts (all high speed) with bubble
  • 1 Fixed-grip quad
  • 1 Fixed-grip double
  • 6 T-bars
  • 2 J-bars
  • 1 people mover


Terrain parks: Area47 Snow Park and the Funslope have a large variety of elements and jibs suitable for any level. Area47 has a larger assortment of elements meant for the more experienced. There is no halfpipe.  

Photo credit to Rudi Whyhidal. Copyright of © Sölden
All images on this page are copyright of © Sölden. Photo credit, in order of appearance: Rudi Whyhidal, Christoph Nösig, and Isidor Nösig