If you are looking for a family ski resort, then Soll would be an excellent choice for spending your family ski holiday. Soll is considered to be the main gateway to Austria’s SkiWelt region, which is the largest ski area in Austria connected by ski lifts. This region is comprised of several villages: Soll, Brixen im Thale, Hopfgarten, Ellmau, Going, Itter, Kelchsau, Scheffau and Westendorf.
SkiWelt includes 279 km easy to intermediate pistes, 91 ski lifts, as well as, over 70 restaurants. If you have never had a chance to enjoy skiing from village to village, the SkiWelt region provides a truly memorable experience.
Skiing in Soll
SkiWelt’s 279 km of pistes include 194 km of blue runs for beginners, 128 km of red runs for intermediate skiers, and only 17 km of black runs, without any steeps or mogul runs for the expert skiers. The SkiWelt is an excellent destination for beginners, intermediate skiers and mixed ability groups. However, there are very few challenging terrains for experts.
Even though the SkiWelt is not high, it gets plenty of snow each winter, supplemented by substantial snow-making capabilities. There are over 1400 snow cannons that cover most of the runs, ensuring great snow base and preventing steep and narrow runs from icing over.
If you are a fan of night skiing, then Soll is the perfect place for you. Here you will find the biggest night skiing area in the Alps, with 13 kilometres of floodlight skiing. The night skiing pistes attract a huge number of tourists and locals, especially from Wednesday through Saturday from mid-December to mid-March. Soll also boasts the biggest floodlight fun park for boarders and freestylers. Hexebritt and Mondrodelbahn are two marvellous toboggan runs.
Soll’s official Ski and Snowboard School offers a variety of skiing programs for children and adults. Soll’s Ski and Snowboard School which was accredited with the “Snowsport Tirol Quality Award” given only to the best ski schools in Tirol, has long been ranked as one of the best schools in Austria. More than 60 ski instructors offer skiing lessons for all ages and levels. The ski school also offers childcare and ski school for children age 3-5 “Bambinis” and “Kids & Teens” program for children 5 to 14 years old.
Winter activities for non-skiers
As well as being an excellent ski destination, Soll offers a wide variety of activities. If you are a fan of winter walking and snowshoeing, the Wilder Keiser offers more than 113 kilometres of hiking trails around Soll and the nearby villages. Maps are available at the tourist info centre but you can also rely on the well maintained and clearly signposted walking trails as well. The Horngacher family offers horse-drawn sleigh rides throughout the Wilder Kaiser region, while the Fly 2 Tandem Flights team provides tandem paragliding flights by appointment only, with takeoff points at 1000 meters and 1200 meters with a flight duration of 5 to 30 minutes.
The town of Soll offers a wide and diverse range of après-ski options. Live music and good vibes are part of any skiing day for guests and locals. The most visited après-ski bars on the mountain are the Moonlight Bar, Gasthof Stockalm and Hexenkessel. At a short walking distance from Hexenkessel, you will find the popular Salvenstadl, which opens at 15:30 and features great live music parties until late.
Arriving in Soll
Innsbruck Airport is the nearest airport and the main gateway for arriving in Soll. The travel time is 1 hour by car or 2 hours by public transport. Other alternatives include Salzburg and Munich airports.Regular coach services operate from Innsbruck Airport to Soll, as well as, to the other villages in the SkiWelt. Also, you can rent a car at the airport or take an Innsbruck airport taxi.
For a direct transfer from Innsbruck Airport to Soll for you and your family, book a private ski transfer service with us. You can enjoy the scenic ride through the Alps in a comfortable vehicle with a professional driver. The airport transfer service includes luggage, meet and greet, flight monitoring and cancellation free of charge. The driver will meet you at the airport and take you directly to your accommodation. Depending on the number of passengers and amount of luggage, you can choose a vehicle that will suit your needs. The price is fixed per vehicle and you can pay in cash to the driver or by credit card.