Skiing in Soll
In a nutshell: A small and pretty village with incredible intermediate skiing and lively apres-ski
- Part of the SkiWelt – one of Austria’s biggest ski areas. The upgraded ski pass also includes neighbouring Kitzbuhel
- The ski area is packed with wonderful intermediate cruising runs
- You can ski from village to village, and mountain restaurant to restaurant, which is great fun
- For a small village, the lively apres ski packs a powerful punch
- The charming village is very pretty
We don’t like:
- There is very little challenging skiing for advanced skiers
- The village is located away from the ski lifts, so for most hotels each day starts and ends with a 15 minute walk or a ride on the bus
- There is some great skiing for beginners, but many will be put off by the need to travel to the slopes
- The ski area is at low altitude, so snow quality can suffer in early and late season
- Resort altitude: 700m
- Highest lift: 1,870m
- Lowest piste: 700m
- Transfer time from most convenient airport:
- Innsbruck: 1h
- Salzburg: 1h20m
- Munich: 1h30m
- Number of lifts: 90
- Number of runs:
- Blue: 99
- Red: 74
- Black: 13
- Ski area size: Large – 280km of piste
- Apres ski
- Family friendly
- Big ski area
- Traditional charm
- Great for beginners
- Great for intermediates
- Great for snowboarders
Soll is a picturesque Tyrolean village, and also the main resort in the large SkiWelt ski area. As a ski resort it ticks a lot of boxes: it’s pretty, good for families, has great apres ski and a large ski area that’s particularly well suited to intermediates. It’s not without its drawbacks though: low altitude is one and lack of challenging skiing another.
For intermediate cruising there are few better ski areas that the SkiWelt. The large area is packed with fun and cruisy blue and red runs, which skiers can take and explore the many pretty villages on the way.
The skiing for beginners is also very good, and there are some excellent ski schools. However there is a hassle factor that beginners should consider; the village is a long walk or short bus ride from the slopes, which is off putting for many first timers.
Advanced skiers aren’t well served as there’s a distinct lack of challenging skiing. However having said that, advanced skiers looking for a relaxed few days of cruising fun runs, enjoying some apres-ski and eating at the many mountain restaurants (of which there are almost 80) will have a wonderful time in Soll.
The village is surprisingly small and compact, with a relaxed and laid-back vibe, which is why it’s consistently popular with families. Despite this there is some great apres ski with many bars offering up schnapps fuelled congas and table dancing, in the way the Austrians do best.