Söll Ski Resort

Söll is the liveliest resort in the Ski Welt, a vast ski area of 284km linked pistes, and is ideal for adventurous intermediates looking to clock up some serious miles and then celebrate in a bar afterwards.

Located next to Ellmau, Söll is an excellent base from which to explore the Ski Welt from. The town is lively and there are some very good après ski bars – which whilst they might not rival Mayrhofen or St Anton – are extremely popular after a long day blasting around the huge network of tree-lined Ski Welt Pistes.

The only slight issue here is that the access lifts are located a walk or a short bus ride away from the centre of the village – but the 500m walk is definitely worth it as the best accommodation, restaurants and bars are all located in Söll itself and not at the foot of the Hochsöll access gondola.

Our Söll Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Advanced ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Après ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Pros

Access to the vast Ski Welt ski area – an intermediate paradise

Lively resort with some very good après ski entertainment

Very impressive lift and snowmaking system

Cons

A decent walk or short bus ride to the main access gondola

Despite snowmaking, lower slopes can suffer in the sunshine

Few long runs or steeps to entertain more advanced skiers

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Söll Skiing and Snowboarding

There is a small beginner zone at the foot of the Hochsöll gondola, but at the top of this there is a gentle plateau that is ideal for beginners – plus it is more snowsure than the slopes in the valley. Progression on to longer blues is slightly tricky here as the Hohe Salve mountain is the steepest part of the Ski Welt and most of the runs are rated red. We would recommend that less confident skiers or boarders should head to Ellmau or Scheffau to access the gentle blues at Brandstadl.

The rest of the area is a vast network of wide, well-groomed, tree-lined blues and reds. This makes it a great resort for bad weather skiing, especially as a lot of the lifts have protective bubbles and seat heating. The sense of travel is excellent, but it must be noted that the challenges for advanced and expert skiers are somewhat limited, unless there has been fresh snowfall.

  • Total Pistes: 284km
  • Blue: 43%
  • Red: 45%
  • Black: 12%
  • Lifts: 90
  • Altitude: 620m – 1927m

Söll Piste Map

The local area map can be downloaded here.

Söll Resort

Söll is a pleasant, friendly village and is bypassed by the main valley road. The chalet-style buildings do spread quite widely, but the main core is compact – you can explore it on foot in a few minutes. Here is where you’ll find the best restaurants, shops and bars so we’d recommend staying here in one of the family-run hotels, despite the walk required to get to the lifts.

As mentioned, the resort is also famous for its après ski bars, which are lively even by Austrian standards. Prices here are also lower than at some other resorts – especially the likes of Ischgl or St Anton – so you certainly get a good amount of beer for your buck. Don’t let this put you off however if you are a family looking for a ski holiday, but perhaps nearby Ellmau may be a better bet.

How to get to Söll

Both Salzburg and Innsbruck airports are around an hour and a half away by car from Söll, perhaps less on a good run. Munich is a good alternative, sitting around two hours to north. Public transport options are available from all three, but transfer times are a good deal longer.

  • Innsbruck airport: 1.5 hours (driving) or 2.5 hours (public transport)
  • Salzburg airport: 1.5 hours (driving) or 2.5 hours (public transport)
  • Munich airport: 2 hours (driving) or 3 hours (public transport)
  • Calais: approximately 13 hours driving (673 miles)

Söll Contact Details

Good For

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

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