SOLDEN TOURIST INFORMATION & TRAVEL GUIDE
Sölden is the capital of the inner Ötz Valley and is located at 1,342m elevation. The resort is popular throughout the whole year with its valley, forests, high mountains and folkloristic traditions. The place is near Innsbruck (90km), Imst (69km) and Otz (60km). Another near-by place is the winter resort Hochsölden (9km), which is reachable by road, cable car and ski lift. Hochsölden is not as comfortable as Sölden, but it is attractive for those, who don’t want the usual tourist crowds.
If you want to reach to the Geislachkogel peak (3 031m above the sea level) you can use the most famous cable car in Austria – Geislachkogelbahn. From that peak one can admire a magnificent view of the Ötzal Alps.
Solden is a hot tourist attraction that lies in the city of Austria. Located in the Otztal valley that is situated in the valley called Tyrol. The area of Solden is the biggest municipality in the country of Austria with around thirty five hundred residents. Compared to this amount the amount of tourists that come here throughout the year is a whopping ten thousand tourists. The amount that has been generated on a yearly basis by just the hotels rounds up to around two million in cash. The area is said to host up to five star hotels that provides the best skiing resorts. Another main tourist attraction is the Otztal Glacier Road that is said to be the highest road in the entire Europe area. Apart from this many glaciers of this area are popular such as the Otztal Alps and the Rettenbach Glacier.
A very popular skiing event of the area is the World Cup races that are held on one of the skiing resorts and is attended by numerous skiing fanatics from throughout the world. So if you love skiing and adventure then this place is the best place to plan your next vacation to. One thing that you have to keep in mind when planning the trip is to look around for the best location. There are many five star hotels and resorts to choose from but if you want to look for a cheaper accommodation, then you will really need to look around.
Another reason why your accommodation is of immense importance is the fact that it determines your travelling costs. If your accommodation is far away from all the important places, then you’re travelling costs will rise greatly which will increase the overall location. Hence, make sure wherever you are staying is near to the city.
Also from Sölden begins the Otztaler Gletscherstrasse (Ötzal Glacier Road), which climbs up to 2 821m above sea level and finally reaches to a place near the Ötzal Glacier. The road and the Glacier are also place, where one can admire the beauty of nature.
There are buses, connecting Solden with Otz since Soelden does not have a train station. The nearest one is the Ötzal Bahnhof – 40 km away. If you travel from Innsbruck, you should follow Route 171 and then Route 186.
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Solden Skiing Holidays
Total Length: 72 kilometers
Longest Run: 10 kilometers
Surface (t-bar, etc): 11 lifts
Chair Lifts: 18 chairs
Cabin (tram, gondola, etc): 3 lifts
Capacity: 47390 skiers per hour
Halfpipe - 2
Terrain Park - 2
Cross-Country / Nordic
Beginner: 3 Trails
Intermediate: 13 Trails
Expert: 0 Trails
Total Trails: 16
Solden Ski Piste Information
Solden Ski Area Map
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