Ski holidays to Sölden are suitable for all skiers, but our opinion is probably that it is not the best ski resort for families with young people and beginners. We mean this from an overall impression. A large part of the slopes are quite demanding, located in tough terrain and considering small children it is not so well secured everywhere.
The skiing in Sölden is very good for those who seek steep, wide trails where you have to work a little. Parts of the resort are located on glaciers and in addition it is well developed with artificial snow so that Sölden is very snow-proof, at least up on the mountain. Down in the valley there is not always so much snow, but gondolas bring you up and down from the mountain if necessary.
During the ski day you will have time to visit 3 mountain peaks above 3000 meters above sea level. For you without fear of heights, you can go out on to a bridge on one top and enjoy the view of enormous mountains and gorges.
The lift system is mostly quite modern, but we experienced a couple of bottlenecks, especially at the start of the day when “everyone” was going up the mountain. At the bottom station of giggijochbahn we stood in a long queue on the first day. The other days we went to the other end of the city center and took the gondola from there, without experiencing very much traffic jams. An insider’s tip then might be to take the sloping lift (regular lift for pedestrians) up to the Afterski restaurant Philip. From there you slip easily on skis down to the gondola and save a lot of walking.
Solden is located in Tyrol
The easiest is enough to fly directly to Innsbruck.
We have stayed at hotel Garni Granat and can recommend it. Hotel Tyrol we have also only heard positive mention of.
After ski – restaurants – nightlife
Apres skiing and nightlife in Sölden is on par with the best in the Alps. We usually took Après skis up the hill at Philipp. It is played the right hits in turn and order. There are also many opportunities on div. chalets on the way down from the mountain. Down in the city center you also have several good après ski bars, but some of them get very packed. Among the famous there are Schirmbar and Fire & Ice.
We made a small film from après-ski on Philipp:
The nightlife also does not disappoint in Sölden. Fire & Ice is probably our favorite, but also Catapult is very good. On the latter run a lot of cool Techno/ Trance and they have professional dancers. Common to many of these nightlife venues is that they hire world-class DJs. They also have evenings with live music by famous Après-ski artists (often German).
For boys and those of you who seek super skiing combined with a good party, this is probably one of the very best places to go!