There is more to winter holidays in the Alps than just groomed slopes and powder snow. Step away from the slopes, and you will discover a variety of other sports and leisure activities, running the gamut from sporting challenges to culinary experiences and après-ski parties. After fun-packed hours enjoying whichever outdoor activity makes you tick, we will be ready to welcome you back to our hotel in the Alps and to add the icing on the cake with gourmet menus, soothing spa amenities, and our friendly, attentive service. Why settle for regular winter holidays in the Alps if you can experience winter magic at its best?
However beautiful the pistes in Sölden can be, it would be a shame not to take advantage of all the leisure options that await you on the doorstep of our hotel in Austria! Here are a few interesting alternatives to enrich your winter holidays in the Alps.
Winter hiking & snowshoeing
Enjoy Sölden from a different perspective – that of the magical, snow-coated landscapes crossed by a network of maintained and signposted hiking paths stretching for over 30km, and dotted with rustic huts where you can warm up and enjoy a tasty snack and a jaw-dropping view.
If you would rather trudge through the snowscapes the way ancient mountain farmers did, you can wear a pair of snowshoes and set off to discover our winter wonderland – either on your own or joining a guided snowshoe tour. You will not have to go the same way twice, as the choice of routes is practically endless.
Every year, throngs of cross-country fans choose Sölden to spend their winter holidays in the Alps, which is not surprising if you consider that Sölden offers 186km of XC trails groomed to perfection. The perfect place to give full rein to your cross-country passion! The trail network encompasses 117km tracked for classic technique and 69km for skating, of which 12km are rated difficult, 94km medium, and 80km easy.
Optimal bus service is also available to reach the heart of Ötztal's trail network, which you can use free of charge carrying your cross-country equipment, thanks to your guest card. Access to the trails is also free of charge.
Sledding in Sölden
The 5km-long, floodlit sled run in Sölden guarantees fun and action for the whole family. Warning: The sled run from the Gaislachalm in Silbertal crosses the ski run at one point, and is also used by cars and taxis during the day. The last 300 metres of the run are not lit.
Ice skating in Sölden
Ice skating is one of the most popular winter sports of all. In Sölden, you will find a ice rink where you can spend leisurely or romantic hours, whatever your age. If you do not feel like adding weight to your luggage when you pack for your winter holidays in the Alps, you can hire the ice skates directly on site.
Paragliding in Sölden
Discover the fabulous winter world of Sölden from a bird's-eye perspective! A tandem flight from the Giggijoch to Sölden will blow your mind with a unique sense of boundless freedom. Trained, certified pilots make it safe and easy to let your dream of flying come true.
Can you imagine a winter holiday without après-ski? Neither can we! Numerous huts, pubs, nightclubs and snow bars will add zest to your winter holidays in the Alps with a compelling party atmosphere into the wee hours. Thanks to the congenial location of our hotel, right in the village centre, you can party hard without having to worry about the drive home – the party awaits you right on your doorstep! The most popular venues in Sölden are the Fire & Ice disco, the Schirmbar, and the Almrausch après-ski hut. And should the partying whet your appetite, there is the Ham Ham snack bar: you simply have to try their legendary burgers!