Sölden in the Ötztal
the hotspot of the Alps
Summer vacation in Sölden in the Ötztal valley
Simply hot - that's the mountain summer in Sölden. Majestic mountain peaks, an exhilarating distant view and a full program until you drop! In July, the concerts of the summer music festival take place under the open sky.
Activities and sports in Sölden
Ötztal Cycling Marathon: At the end of August, Sölden becomes the hub of the sports world. Over 3,000 cyclists take to the start line at the Ötztal cycling marathon. 300 km of perfectly marked hiking trails from 1,377 m to 3,744 m including mountain lakes, alpine pastures and refuges make the decision difficult for the passionate mountaineer. Climbing, rafting, mountain biking or Nordic walking - in this scenery every sporting activity becomes a real pleasure.
Bike Republic Sölden
Attention all downhillers! Sölden's Bike Republic offers a wide variety of single trails for action-packed descents. The gondola lifts serve as an ascent aid for the dense network of natural trails. Directly in the center of Sölden you will find the Pumptrack "Rolling" and is ideally suited for the entry for trails or also to improve your skills.
With a wide variety of family and themed hiking trails, you will find cozy alpine pastures and huts at Almzeit in Sölden, which invite you with different "themes". Children can enjoy a suitable playground in each case. Fun and games for the whole family are thus guaranteed during your summer vacation in Sölden.
Tyrol's ski metropolis - winter vacation in Sölden
Sölden gives the 4-S guarantee: snow, sun, fun and skiing.
For your winter and ski vacation in Tyrol, Sölden offers a wide variety of accommodations: from a cozy vacation home directly at a ski resort, to a family-run guesthouse in the village center, the top star hotel in Sölden or an apartment with a wellness offer: in Sölden you will find your perfect offer for your winter vacation.
The winter sports metropolis of Sölden in Ötztal in Tyrol is not only the largest municipality in Austria in terms of area, but is also at the forefront when it comes to snow experiences. While 60 years ago it was proud to offer winter sports enthusiasts the first chairlift to Hochsölden, today guests can find variety on around 150 kilometers of slopes during their skiing vacations. Sölden has thus developed into one of the best-known European ski centers.
The upward trend is reflected in the ski area itself. From the bottom of the valley at 1,377 meters up to the glacier at 3,250 meters, all ski lifts are interconnected. This not only enhances the attractiveness, but also promises ski passes until well into spring. The extensive snow guarantee is not limited to the Sölden glacier ski area alone, because thanks to modern snow-making facilities, perfectly groomed slopes are offered everywhere in Sölden. The climate also means well for winter sports enthusiasts in Sölden. In the longest Tyrolean side valley, the weather at the back of the valley is mainly determined by the south (northern Italy). Thus, snow and sun, two of the most beautiful things for any winter sports enthusiast, make an appearance in Sölden. You can enjoy this combination perfectly not only during winter sports itself, but also when visiting one of the numerous huts and restaurants in the skiing area.
Sölden owes its reputation as a winter sports destination not only to its excellent range of slopes and cable cars. The resort comes up trumps throughout the winter with events in a wide variety of areas. The winter on the glacier opens at the end of October with the FIS World Cup start of the alpine ski aces. Many international teams take advantage of the perfect conditions on the slopes and the Tyrolean hospitality. The combination of exuberant party, night skiing and impressive ski show offers the action show with night skiing, which takes place weekly during the season.
What the Salzburgers have their "Jedermann", the Ötztalers have their "Hannibal". In the natural scenery of the Rettenbach Glacier, modern theater is shown with somewhat different actors. Piste caterpillars impersonate elephants in the Alpine crossing of the Katharger to Rome. A spectacle that captivates thousands of visitors year after year.
In Sölden you can also become a summit climber with skis and snowboard. The term "Big 3" refers to three three-thousand-meter peaks - Gaislachkogl (3,058 m), Tiefenbachkogl (3,309 m) and Schwarze Schneid (3,370 m) - which can be reached by cable car. The adventure platforms there offer unique views and photo motifs of the surrounding mountains. Those who are also eager for action and high jumps, turns and flips are also in good hands here, because the Snowpark Sölden offers all that.
For many Sölden fans, the perfect ski day includes not only the sporting activity on the slopes, but also the stop for après-ski. Numerous bars along the main street await the party people after skiing. The nightlife in Sölden is also not without its own and offers something for all tastes, from regular live concerts to a cozy pub. If you want, you can party until the early morning.
33 ultra-modern lifts and over 146 kilometers of pistes will thrill winter sports enthusiasts of all kinds. Surrounded by unspoiled mountain scenery, ski tourers and cross-country skiers will find an incredible backdrop for practicing their sport.
There are also no limits to tobogganing or ice skating. Whether with sporting ambition or romantic intentions. Sölden, of course, also stands for après ski and nightlife at its best.