Resort Information for Soll, Austria
A firm favourite with the British, Söll is a lively and popular resort which lies at the foot of the famous Hohe Salve mountain, flanked by the mighty ‘Wilder Kaiser’ mountain range. It is an ideal choice for groups of mixed ability skiers, and is the main resort on the fantastic Ski Welt circuit – Austria’s biggest ski area boasting over 250km of runs. Söll has an attractive village centre with traditional Tirolean buildings.
A good, free local ski-bus service serves all areas of the village. The ski-bus to all “Ski-Welt” resorts is included in its lift pass. A regular post-bus serves the neighbouring villages and towns of Worgl and Kufstein. Nearest train stations in Kufstein, Worgl or St Johann, 10 mls. Reasonably priced local taxis.
In W Austria, in the NE of the Tyrol region..
In the broad Sollandl Valley, facing NE towards the Hohe Salve Mountains and flanked by the Wilder Kaiser (“Wild Emperor”) range.
Dialling Code: 5333
67 mls SW of Salzburg
43 mls NE of Innsbruck
67 mls SE of Munich (Germany)
Beginners 4/5, Intermediates 5/5
Experts 3/5, Snowboarders 4/5
Well placed at the heart of the largest lift-linked ski area in Austria, the Ski Welt with 250km of trails also holds the title of having the most artificial snow covering in the country, when needed. Add to that the fact that Söll is part of the huge Kitzbüheler Alpen Ski Pass, an alliance of five ski areas offering a combined total of 260 lifts, and you have somewhat unlimited skiing opportunities.
Beginner skiers taking ski school lessons will normally be happy with the cheapest local pass, introduced for beginners in ski school only. This covers 34km (21 miles) of trails on the Hohe Salve mountain above Söll.
Night skiing is also possible on six kilometres (four miles) of runs down from HochSöll beneath the gondola to the village several nights a week.
The Ski Welt has a Snowboarder-friendly attitude as well as some useful terrain. There are terrain parks in Ellmau (complete with kicker, rails for sliding and a ground loop), Westendorf and Soll.
Total Kms of Piste 279kms (Ski Welt region)
Piste type No. of runs
Number of Lifts 91 (1 Funicular, 14 gondolas, 36 chairlifts, 40 drag lifts)
Snow Cannons 210km
Longest Run 8kms
Mountain Restaurants 70
Cross-country 150kms (Ski Welt area)
Snow Range 725-1956m
Resort Height 703m (2,400ft)
Söll’s evenings can be lively and this is a good choice for those in search of the ambience of authentic Tyrolean entertainments in their traditional setting – there can be zither music and fondues a-plenty if you want it! Those searching for the more universal international night club and discothèques are catered for also, with the popular Whisky Mühle.
For a bit of additional exertion the 3.5km (two mile) toboggan run is illuminated and open at night as well as during the day, accessed by the 8 seater gondola. Night skiing is also possible several nights each week on a 6km run down to the village.
For somewhere to eat there are loads of choice and variety from pizza to traditional local dishes and gourmet restaurants.
A good variety of souvenir and sports shops plus a few high-quality clothes shops. There are plenty of supermarkets for the size of the village.
Tourist Board: www.wilderkaiser.info