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Resort guide to Soll - Austria

Linked to large Skiwelt ski area this traditional resort gives all round good value

Soll resort guide - a general overview

Soll is a small, pretty but lively resort, linked in to the extensive Ski-Welt area. Ski holidays in Soll suit beginners and intermediates best, however, the fact that the slopes are a bus ride away from resort, hinders its attraction to families. A low average altitude, together with plenty of south-facing slopes, adversely affects the amount of natural snow. Soll, along with other resorts in the area, have recognised the problem, and now have adequate means of creating artificial snow in times of need. On the plus-side, apres ski is plentiful, lively and cheap.

Airports

INNSBRUCK
(1hr 30mins)
SALZBURG
(2 hours)

Resort stats

284km

700m - 1,955m

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dinning
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • Part of the Ski Welt ski area - Austria's largest inter linked ski domain
  • Local slopes are the highest in the region and also North facing so hold snow well
  • Pretty traditional village and some lively apres ski
  • Some much improved snow making facilities that keep lower slopes opn later in the season
  • Lots of good value 2 star quality pensione type hotels

Cons

  • The Ski Welt area is reasonably low lying and does not have a lengthy ski season
  • There is a long walk from the village or rather infrequent buses to access the main lifts
  • There are few challenging pistes (although the off-piste terrain of the Hohe Salve is great)

Soll Resort Restaurants

As Soll has a nice compact centre you are likely to be able to explore the resorts restaurants at just a short stroll from your hotel or chalet. Soll has a fair choice of restaurants with some of the best actually being located in Soll's Hotels. The Schindlhaus is said to be the best if you like your hearty meat dishes and other traditional Austrian cuisine. Giovanni does huge tasty pizzas if you want some variety, or for a good steak head to the Dorfstub'n or the Venezia.

Soll Mountain Restaurants

You will not find it difficult to grab a bite to eat on the mountain in Soll. There are over 70 restaurants scattered across the mountain to choose from. There is a good mix of small cosy mountain huts as well as large sunny self-serve restaurants. Gasthof Grundalm gets great recommendations, as does Gipfelrestaurant Hohe Salve. Everywhere gets very busy at peak lunch time so try and head for lunch a little earlier or later to avoid the manic lunchtime rush ( normally between 12pm and 2pm). Most places here serve the traditional Austrian mountain specialities alongside the usual dishes of sandwiches, omelettes and pasta.

Soll Apres Ski

Like most of the Austrian ski resorts, Soll boasts a vibrant apres ski scene. Many young holiday makers head to Soll but this does not mean it's not family friendly. There is plenty for everyone to do here after a day on the mountain. If you are here with your family there are plenty of alternative activities you can do to escape the rowdy revellers enjoying the typical Austrian apres. If it is the lively and loud scene you are after then head to the popular Salvenstadl (translated as Cow Shed) which opens at 3:30pm and is often filled long before the last lifts of the day have closed. This place is renowned for its apres ski parties and is open with live music playing until well into the night.

Soll Resort Map

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