Soll Ski Holiday Resort
Soll is a small pretty traditional village with a baroque church at its centre surrounded by hotels, pensions, bars, and eateries. Whilst vitually all of the accommodation is either a bus ride or a good walk away from the slopes this does not detract from its enjoyment as the bus service is extremely efficient, regular and only a few minutes journey time anyway. It is part of the SkiWelt circuit and has the largest terrain within Austria but the appeal of this will lie mainly with intermediates favouring cruisey red and blue runs with a smattering of blacks and mogul fields for the advanced skiers. Nursery slopes are located along the valley floor, however, if the snow fails here they can gop up on to the mounatin for a more alpine experience.
Soll has installed extensive snow making facilities to try and overcome any snow deficiencies that may arise. The off piste available goes towards compensating advanced skiers that might try the area. With mainly gondolas and chairlifts it is a good place to give a boarding a try with but again those more confident maybe better elsewhere if they favour stiffer challenges.
The village caters well for those looking for something to do away from the slopes with trips available to Salzburg, Innsbruck and Italy. The ‘Panoramabad’ in town has a swimming pool & sauna and from the top of the gondola there is the chance to have a go at tobogganing. Restaurants are varied from traditional austrian cuisine to pizzarias .
Soll was the apres ski capital in its heyday of the mid 1980s. Nowadays it is a little less boisterous but it still packs a punch. Bars at the gondola are busy during the 3-6pm slot then the scene moves towards the village. The Hotel Austria, Salvenstadl, Moonlight bar, and Hexenalm are all busy apres ski joints with dancing on the tables. The Whisky Muhle is the club that is rocking until the small hours of the morning
Small picturesque village located away from the slopes but offering excellent value for money.
At a glance
- 280km (area)
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- Top station:
- Located within the largest austrian ski area
- Pretty traditional village
- Good snow making facilities
- Good value accommodation
- Great apres ski