Information about the ski area
|Highest point:||3,340 m|
|Lowest point:||1,350 m|
|Altitude ski resort:||1,377 m|
|Lifts in total:||36|
|Pistes in total:||144 km|
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Ski area Sölden
In winter, Sölden's ski area is among one of the best in the Alps. As Austria's only glacier ski area, three 3,000 m mountains are perfectly connected with lifts. The newest feature is the gondola on the far side of Rettenbach, which speeds up the "Golden Gate to the Glacier" - the connection between Giggijoch and the glacial ski area. Newest facilities include the shuttle connection between the centre and the Innerwald lifts, as well as a new gondola at the Gaislachkogel. Furthermore, the newly built Giggijoch lift started operation in the 2016/2017 winter season, taking approx. 4,500 winter sports fans per hour into the heart of the Sölden ski area. Because of this, the Giggijoch lift has the highest transportation capacity in the world.
The Ice Q-Restaurant & Lounge at the Gaislachkogel valley station was voted as one of the best mountain restaurants, and invites all demanding gourmets to turn in. The purist glass building on over 3,000 m has a fantastic view of the surrounding mountain landscape and the Big3. The upper class cuisine offers alpine specialities and selected wines, as well as a romantic "Summit Dinner" once per week. Make yourself comfortable in sheepskin slippers and have a glass of champagne in the lounge. A freely swinging hanging bridge leads you to the connected observation point which gives you a wonderful view on the Big3.
A special highlight in this ski area are the many free Wi-Fi hotspots it offers for all its visitors! Not only that, but all cable cars for the Giggijoch lift provide Wi-Fi as well. Only a few easy steps are required to access the Internet and you can instantly supply your friends and family with your holiday news and photos.
A further highlight in the ski area is the night skiing at the Gaislachkogel lift. Every Wednesday from January to March, the piste is floodlit while different acts play on stage in the background. Shortly before the last valley descent, the evening is rounded off with musical fireworks.
Not to be missed is the "BIG3 - Rallye" - check out the entire ski area, including the Big 3 peaks (Gaislachkogl, Tiefenbachkogl, Schwarze Schneid)- a truly unique experience, breathtaking views included!
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 Oetz Valley 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 tons of fun.