© Ötztal Tourismus
© Ötztal Tourismus

Sölden ski resort

Ski resort open

Open lifts 9/31

Two glacier ski mountains and top modern snow-making systems, guests from all four corners of the world, outstanding mountain gastronomy – Sölden is one of the most famous winter destinations in the Alps.

Every October, Sölden attracts the world's best skiers to the Ötztal Valley for the now traditional opening event of the FIS Ski World Cup. It is little surprise that this major event has taken place here for many years. After all, Sölden offers a wide range of pistes for all abilities and snowsure conditions on a glacier reaching up to an incredible 3340 metres above sea level. The season sometimes even begins as early as September and extends all the way through until May. Sölden is the only ski resort which has three mountains over 3000m in altitude, known as the "Big 3". From the highest point in the resort, the Schwarze Schneide at 3,340m, there is a wide 15km descent all the way back down to the bottom of the resort.

Sölden is especially well-known for its top events such as the spectacular "Hannibal" reinactment and the Electric Mountain Festival. It is also home to many cosy restaurants serving good local food as well as huts and bars with plenty of après-ski fun. Indeed, Sölden has earned itself the nickname "Ibiza of the Alps" thanks to its wild nightlife.

Ski touring enthusiasts can explore the many surrounding mountains, including Tirol's highest peak, the Wildspitze, while freestylers will enjoy the funparks and speed freaks can see how fast they are on special race courses. There are also a number of mogul runs. The Rettenbach glacier is the more challenging of the two glaciers, with families and beginners normally heading for the wide, gentle slopes of the Tiefenbach glacier. And even if Mother Nature is a little slow to get going at the start of the season, 77% of the slopes are equipped with snowmaking facilities.

Current weather


31 km/h


Weather forecast

Snow depth

29 cm

Next snowfall

Sep 26, 2020 20 cm


10 km/h


Weather forecast

Snow depth

29 cm

Next snowfall

Sep 26, 2020 20 cm

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Start of season: Sep 25, 2020

End of season: May 2, 2021

Operating hours: 9.00 – 16.00

Night Skiing: Mid-way station of Gaislachkogelbahn cable car: 4 January - 22 March 2017, Wed from 17.30 to 20.45 (last descent at 21.30) more information

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Ski pistes

% / kilometre(s)

Calculation of piste kilometres

The following calculations are used to measure the kilometres of pistes within the marked ski area:

a. measured length (straight downhill)

b. skied length (with dynamic turns)

This website displays the ski resort’s measured kilometres of slopes (variant a).


49 % / 69.8 km


32 % / 44.8 km


19 % / 27.4 km


1 % / 2 km

Total kilometres of pistes and ski routes144 km
Piste area429 ha
Piste area covered by snow-making facilities76 %


3,340m 1,377m








Open lifts    9/31


  • Floodlit slopes
  • Ski area incl. ski school
  • Ski area incl. ski rental
  • Snow park
  • Kids' land


Day ticket: €60.00

Child discount: 2006-2012
Youth discount: 2001-2005
Discount for senior citizens: from 1941

  • White 5
  • Snow Card Tirol
  • Tirol Regio Card

Events in the ski resort

Place in the ski resort


How to get here by plane, train, bus or car.

Your destination address: Dorfstraße 115, Sölden

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