Söll has long been popular with British beginners and intermediates, attracting both youths and families looking for fun of different kinds.

Whether it is depends on the snow. If the weather is coming from Russia, this area can have the best snow in the Alps; but usually it isn't, and the snow may suffer from afternoon thaws and night-time frost.

Many visitors are surprised by the small size of the village (in particular, there aren't many shops) and the long trek out to the slopes. You may prefer to stay near the lifts and trek into the village in the evening. Söll is a pleasant, friendly village, bypassed by the main valley road; although its chalet-style buildings spread quite widely, the core is compact - you can explore it on foot thoroughly in a few minutes. The resort is also famous for its apres, considered quite lively even by Austrian standards, as well as offering excellent value.

The resort is part of the vast SkiWelt - one of Austria's largest ski areas, offering 280km of pistes. While the local slopes are well suited to confident learners or intermediates, more timid skiers may find they lack appropriate runs to progress onto from the beginner slopes. You can also progress (via Brixen) to the slopes of Kitzbühel; these and various other ski areas within easy reach, such as Waidring, Fieberbrunn and St Johann, are covered by the Kitzbüheler Alpen AllStarCard ski pass.

Pros

Part of the SkiWelt, one of Austria's largest linked ski areas

Local slopes are north-facing, so they keep their snow relatively well

Lovely intermediate cruising runs

Pretty village with lively après-ski

Cons

Low altitude can mean poor snow

Long walk or inadequate bus service from the village to the lifts

Runs on upper slopes mostly short

Few challenges except Hohe Salve

7 in 7 - Our guide to Söll in the SkiWelt

 

Getting there

  • Innsbruck airport: 1 hour
  • Munich airport: 1.5 hour
  • Salzburg airport: 1 hour
  • Wörgl train station: 20 mins

Good For

Ability
  • Intermediate
In Resort
  • Family Friendly
  • Village Charm
On Slope
  • Fast Lifts
  • No Queues
  • Terrain Parks

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