Information about the ski area
|Highest point:||3,340 m|
|Lowest point:||1,350 m|
|Altitude ski resort:||1,180 m|
|Lifts in total:||36|
|Pistes in total:||144 km|
|Ski routes:||2 km|
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Ski area Sölden
In the winter, the Sölden ski area is among the best areas that the Alps can offer. As Austria's only glacier ski area, three 3,000 m mountains are perfectly interconnected here with lifts. Above all, the gondola on the far side of Rettenbach speeds up the "Golden Gate to the Glacier" - the connection between Giggijoch and the glacial ski area. Local attractions are for instance the diagonal lift, which is basically a shuttle connection between the resort centre and the Innerwald lifts, as well as the modernised gondola at the Gaislachkogel. Since the 2016/17 winter season, the newly built Giggijochbahn lift transports about 4.500 skiers per hour to the centre of the ski area in Sölden, which makes the Giggijochbahn the lift with the highest transportation rate in the world. Among other things you can use the free Internet in all 134 gondolas.
Not to be missed is the BIG3-Rallye: check out the entire ski area, including the BIG3 peaks! A truly unique experience with breathtaking views included! Furthermore, quite the experience awaits on the longest piste of the ski area, which runs over 15 km on the Rettenbach glacier. In the world cup piste on the glacier, you can ski where the professionals have skied before you.
Another highlight in the ski area is the night skiing at the Gaislachkogel lift. Every Wednesday, the piste is floodlit while a range of acts keep you entertained on stage. Shortly before the piste closes, musical fireworks round the evening off.
The boarder scene is found in the snow park on Giggijoch, which, with half-pipe, boarder cross, kickers, tubes, jibs and rails leave no wish unfulfilled. Additionally, the Ötztal region is a true free ride paradise with over 70 km of off-piste variations and tons of powder snow. The descents, with up to 2,000 m difference in altitude, are a welcome thrill for every free rider and offer a great lot of fun.