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Solden is just 88km from Innsbruck, and visitors can be there in just over an hour. Located further up the valley from Hochgurgl and Obergurgl, which can be covered on the right pass, Solden has a rich history in skiing and offers not one, but two glaciers for year-round skiing. In recent years, they’ve closed them during the summer for maintenance, but they still open every autumn and dedicated skiers and product testers flock in from all over the world to try out the new gear and equipment, as well as take part in the kick-off events they host, including races, and mountain-top shin-digs. What’s perhaps most special about the glacier skiing here is that you can drive to it. A looping access road takes skiers through the highest tunnel in Europe, some 1.7km long, and drops them right at the foot of the slopes. There is now a lift infrastructure in place to take visitors up from the town, but the option to do both makes getting there easier and less crowded than ever. The town itself is lively, and of late, there’s been a push to tone down the rowdiness as the quieter, more family-oriented crowds have been driven away. That’s a thing of the past now, though, and skiers of of proclivities — hard skiers and harder partiers, or quiet family groups — can find something to enjoy here. The valley floor is reasonably narrow, so the accommodation options are fairly spread out. Those looking to sample the apres will want to stay more towards the Giggijoch Tal end, where the bars are most numerous, while those looking for a quieter experience will find a more relaxed atmosphere on the Gaslachkogl Tal side. Plenty of back-to-town runs make going from piste to pub easy here, but don’t think that the vibe will be anything less than infectious. Solden is a fun town no matter who you are, and you’re sure to get swept up in a slope-side social experience, whether you’re looking for it or not. Solden highlights: Glacier skiing and a wide variety of runs for every level of skier compliment the large and diverse town, welcoming both families and adult groups alike with open arms. Solden is best for: Skiers likely to make the most of the excellent skiing on offer, and are happy to partake in the apres activities too. They go hand in hand at Solden.
Solden sits in one of the highest average mountain ranges in the Alps. With 21 peaks that top 3,000m in view from the top of the lifts, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world. Probably because you are. The highest lift here goes to 3,340m, and is one of four lifts to top that 3k mark. Solden is a high-altitude playground, though it’s built for everyone to enjoy. Every high lift, barring the D52 which services the Schwarzkogl peak, has blue runs coming down, so even those with just a cursory knowledge of skiing will be able to ski the whole mountain. This also makes skiing with a sore head a damn sight easier. There is a dedicated beginner area with drag lifts near the gondola up from Gaislachkogl Tal, so if you’re looking to learn to ski, staying down this end of the village is recommended. You’ll find the most family-friendly atmosphere down here, too. The landscape rises more steeply on the Giggijoch Tal side, so you’ll be using the ski bus to get down if you’ve booked up there. Black and red runs link the mid-station to the town on this side with little opportunity for beginners to make tracks, whereas blues and greens (as well as a bobsled run), come back down to town on the Gaislachkogl Tal end, meaning getting down off the mountain is a cynch when the lifts stop spinning. If you’ve got the skills to get all over the mountain, though, trying both sides is recommended. Though it’s all one ski area, there are two distinct halves separated by a valley shadowed by the Rettenbach glacier. If you’ve travelled up on the Gaislachkogl gondola, you’ll land at the mid-station and be faced with the Wasserkar bowl. You can either head up higher to the Gaislachkogl peak at 3,058m — which is recommended for the photo opportunity and view alone — as well as to see the Elements James Bond themed cinematic installation. Though be aware that the runs down are a red or black, so beginners will want to catch the gondola both up and down. From the mid-station, though, skiing down the blue number 6 and bearing right onto the 3b will take you to the A14 chair, which will link you to some great blue runs and lead down to another beginner-friendly zone. This is also a great route down to the valley floor at the day’s end too, and provides the most easygoing route back to town. If you’re looking to get over to the other side, or up to the glaciers, it’ll take some traversing. But it’s not too difficult. Take the number 6 blue from the midstation again and follow it down into the sloping valley. From here, you’ll see some restaurants, and a chairlift zipping up over head, the C31. Grab it up to Rotkogljoch at 2,662m and take your pick of routes. Going down the number 23 blue will give you connections all the way across to the glacier, or taking the 11 red or 13 blue will open up Giggijoch and the runs over there. Those looking to have some fun on the slalom or in the park will want to take this route, while those looking for some awesome freeriding will want to bear right back down under the C31 chair, cutting down above the treeline off the side of the number 11. At the day’s end, the advanced among you will want to head down to town from Giggijoch on the 22 black or 21 red, both of which are excellent, tree-lined technical runs which will spit you out in town. The whole area has an impressive 159 interweaved pistes, comprised of 31 blacks, 61 reds, and 57 blues. 33 lifts including plenty of fast chairs and gondolas will service these runs, and give you a number of peaks, bowls, and valleys to explore. Solden has great facilities, and excellent snowmaking, though with such an impressive vertical (nearly 2,000m), it doesn’t need it! First-time and beginner skiers: Staying on the Gaislachkogl Tal side will give access to the nursery slopes as well as to a network of cruisey blues perfect for the budding skier. Intermediate skiers: Intermediates will have fun exploring the whole mountain, popping off the numerable blues and reds and cutting fresh lines in the omnipresent powder before jumping back on-piste lower down. There’s nothing out of bounds for the intermediate, and Solden becomes one giant playground. Expert skiers: Expert skiers will have plenty of terrain to choose from, including two glaciers, fun-parks and slalom runs, and snaking tree-lined pistes. Head up to the Giggijoch side to find the toughest pistes and make sure to head up the C37 chair to Hainbachjoch, which has amazing off-piste steeps as well as the number 14 black, a must-do for everyone seeking speed on the mountain.
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From a three-year-old’s the first steps on snow in the children’s snow garden to teenagers confidently crushing black runs and getting in to the snowpark you’ll find ski lessons for children of all ages and ability in Solden (which can come in handy when you suddenly realise your kids have become better skiers than you!). We’re probably (more than) a bit biased but at SkiBro we think that properly laying the foundation for a lifetime on the slopes - free of bad habits - is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their children. SkiBro’s partner ski schools and instructors are all fully certified and have years of experience providing kids’ ski lessons that focus not only on technical instruction but also fun and safety. Children’s ski lessons tend to book up very quickly during peak school holiday periods like half-term and christmas break, so make sure to book early during these times to avoid disappointment.
Did you know that nearly a third of all group ski lessons are beginner adult group lessons? It sounds surprising but group ski lessons are a great way to learn to ski; surrounded by other people of a similar age and ability level who are also trying something new. Group lessons are also great for progressing from a beginner skier to a more independent intermediate. With quality coaching for a few hours each day you can spend your mornings working on your technique before grabbing a bite to eat and explore everything the mountain has to offer with your friends and family in the afternoons.
Private instruction is just that – a ski instructor solely devoted to you (and any friends or family you choose to invite) for a given period of time. These lessons are offered both by formal ski and snowboard schools as well as by freelance instructors – certified independent instructors working for themselves or in loose collectives. A private ski instructor in Solden can offer you a level of flexibility and individual attention beyond what group lessons can. For some people one short, intensive, session with a private instructor will teach them more than they’d get from a full week of group lessons. For many people, however, the inverse would be true and the repetition and additional practice in group lessons is invaluable.
Considered by those who get into it as skiing in its purest (and most fun!) form, freeride (also known as off piste or backcountry) skiing is the pursuit of skiing all over the mountain, unrestricted by the edge of the piste in a variety of snow conditions. A good day’s freeride skiing might involve long descents down wide open mountain faces, steep couloirs and adventures through the trees, far away from the crowded pistes. In addition to private ski instructors and mountain guides you can sometimes find camps and courses designed to give upper-intermediate skiers their first taste of off-piste delights in Solden. Be careful though, the white powder can be quite addictive.
From ‘never-evers’ to semi-pros you’ll find a snowboard lesson in Solden designed to take you riding to the next level. If you’re thinking small, think big. And if you’re thinking big- think bigger! If you’re new to a resort or even if you’re returning to an old favourite, a top snowboard instructor or group snowboard lessons will help you unlock local secrets of the area that you’ll wish you knew about years ago! Flatland tricks, jibbing, carving trenches, slaying powder – stop being a slave to your snowboard and learn to master it!