Austria: Sölden

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The ski resort of Sölden

Soelden, Tirol, Austria, 08.2019

Despite the fact that only 1 square kilometre of the area is built up and inhabited, Sölden (a total area of 466.97 km2) – along with glaciers and other mountain ranges, forests and alpine meadows – occupies the largest area in Austria.

The uniqueness of the city is not only the size of the territory; this part of the Ötztal valley is considered as the official European training base of the American ski team. Traditionally, the World Ski Championship at the end of October opens the ski season on the Rettenbach glacier.

The population of Sölden makes up about 3,300 residents and 15,000 holidaymakers. There was a secluded farm a few hundred years ago; nowadays, it is a very popular sky resort . The ski resort impresses by its mysterious mountain panoramas, three-thousand meters high mountains, modern lifts and snow-white multi-kilometre ski slopes in winter time: no any ambitious skier could make this doable in one week of vacation!

Sölden is the venue for the Alpine skiing World Cup and one of the most famous ski and snowboard centres in Europe with many pistes of all levels of difficulty.

You can enjoy skiing or snowboarding here for seven months of the year. Apres-ski in Sölden will charge everyone, both young and adult, with joy and energy. Just a few metres away from the mountain slopes, skiers and snowboarders, coming to the ski resort from all over the world, can enjoy the hospitality of Sölden in the midst of the magical alpine landscapes.

Apres-ski means the social activities and entertainments following a day’s skiing.