Relaxing with a view of the slopes in Sölden
Sölden-Hochsölden is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Austrian Alps, and there’s no better way to experience this skiing hotspot than by treating yourself to a ski holiday in a ski-in, ski-out hotel. There are plenty of options at Sölden if you’re looking for a place right on the slopes, ranging from inexpensive guesthouses to four-star hotels. Skiers and snowboarders even have the option to stay at a car-free accommodation at Giggijoch, smack dab in the middle of the ski resort. If you’re ready to be pampered with genuine Tyrolean hospitality and, most importantly, ski all day every day, then keep reading!
Four-star Hotel Enzian in Hochsölden was completely renovated in the summer of 2017. Situated right on the slopes at an altitude of 2090m above sea level, the property effortlessly blends swanky alpine lifestyle with an urban retro chic vibe. Despite the stylish interior, the Hotel Enzian still manages to preserve its traditional Tyrolean charm. The spacious wellness area promises rest and relaxation against the stunning backdrop of the Ötztal mountains.
Gorgeous mountain views at the © Hotel Enzian
Located centrally on the Gaislachkogel cable car lift line, the Hotel Valentin is a four-star hotel with an intriguing mix of alpine, traditional and trendy elements. There are just 48 rooms in this hotel, all of them stylish yet cosy. The excellent restaurant with its healthy alpine fare and exquisite wine list makes the Hotel Valentin a wonderful home away from home.
The sumptuous wellness area at the © Hotel Valentin
This family-run four-star hotel offers direct access to the ski area, along with a lovely spa area that boasts views of the snow-covered Ötztal mountain peak from the hot tub next to the sun terrace. Kick back, relax and plot out your next ski day! In the evening, the restaurant at the Hotel Hochsölden serves up a multi-course menu with mouthwatering cuisine – to die for!
The elegant and modern © Hotel Hochsölden
Sölden is known for its après-ski scene and lavish parties. If you’re more into the skiing, though, try this hotel in Hochsölden. The four-star Hotel Alpenfriede is a nest of tranquility with an emphasis on friendly hospitality which has been in the Lengler family for three generations already. You’ll start the day off right with views of the mountain massifs from your breakfast table. This is fairytale ski-in, ski out!
First tracks at the © Hotel Alpenfriede
A ski holiday at the Grünwald Resort Sölden literally starts right on the slopes, as the valley slopes of the Giggijochbahn cable car pass right by the property. The resort has 11 different accommodations, including everything from 2-person apartments to chalets for up to 12 people with private saunas. Après-ski fans will enjoy the lively atmosphere at the Panorama Alm.
Nighttime views from the © Grünwald Resort Sölden
The cosy four-star Hotel Edelweiss is a ski-in, ski-out hotel in Hochsölden known for its wonderful wellness area. The main gem is the spacious indoor pool with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountain peaks. The wellness area also offers several saunas, a steam bath, a winter garden and a relaxation room. Gym rats will delight in the well-equipped fitness area.
Ski-in, ski-out holiday at the © Skihotel Edelweiss
This hotel is an excellent choice for families and beginners. Located right at the exit to the Gaislachkoglbahn, the four-start Hotel Appart Peter grants easy access to two practice lifts and several nursery slopes. In addition, the hotel staff is happy to assist in finding a ski or snowboard instructor. Guests can choose from comfortable double rooms or superbly equipped apartments.
The © Hotel Appart Peter is right next to the pistes
An architecturally appealing property a little above the centre of Sölden in the peaceful Ausserwal district, the Royal Apartments Sölden boasts incredible mountain views and high-quality facilities. It’s the perfect choice for families, with easy access to the Innerwald practice lifts and the new Zentrum-Shuttle cable car.
Furnished apartments at the © Royal Appartements Sölden
The Alpengasthof Grüner might be Sölden’s best-kept secret. It’s quite high up but still right on the slopes, with a free shuttle that runs several times a day and takes guests to Sölden’s village centre. The reception can assist with ski passes, and you’ll find a ski school right in front of the hotel. Treat yourself to some delicious Tyrolean food at the tavern after a day of skiing.
Wellness evening at the © Alpengasthof Grüner
It doesn’t get much better than this! Stay at one of the comfortable recently refurbished rooms at the Haus Stefanie and you’ll be just 50 metres from the Innerwald lift and a stone’s throw from the ski school. You can step right into your skis after tucking into the tasty breakfast buffet!
© Haus Stefanie is right next to the ski school
The popular Austrian ski resort of Sölden has 144km of slopes for all abilities, with 31 state-of-the-art ski lifts which whisk skiers and snowboarders to three 3000m peaks. A highlight is the Schwarze Schneid, which clocks in as Austria’s longest valley run at 15km and leads from the Rettenbach Glacier down to Sölden’s village centre. Thanks to the glaciers, this ski area in the Ötztal valley boasts an incredibly long season, with skiing from the beginning of October through to the end of May. Après-ski fans flock here for the lively atmosphere, but if you know where to look, there are also plenty of hidden spots where you can get away from it all.
Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!
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