Austria Ski Accommodation in Soll, Austria

Description

Nestled in the heart of the Austrian Alps, Söll is charming and traditional alpine village dominated by the soaring peak of the Hohe Salve. The Hohe Salve is widely considered to boast the finest views over the Tyrolean Unterland, including panoramic vistas of the Kitzbüheler and Zillertal Alps, the Hohe Tauern and the Wilder Kaiser. It’s also home to the highest-altitude pilgrimage church, which takes pride of place on the peak of the Hohe Salve. 

Söll was for a number of years the archetypal Austrian ski resort, with inexpensive and lower quality accommodation and dining options. These days, the resort’s authorities have pulled their socks up, and today the resort attracts a wide ranging clientele to its snowy slopes. Söll has seen huge investment in its infrastructure, with a whole host of new and exciting additions such as multiple ski areas for children and beginners, as well as updating lift systems with protection covers and heated seats to raise comfort levels on the lifts. 

Away from the snowy slopes, visitors to Söll can enjoy lively après ski alongside the finer things in life, such as chic restaurants and stylish cafes. If you’re in search of a new Austrian ski resort to try, Söll is a spot worthy of consideration. 



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Apres

With a welcoming and lively après ski and nightlife scene, Söll makes a great destination for skiers and boarders looking to hit the bars like they hit the slopes. From live music during après ski to a relaxing beer or glass of wine away from the slopes, there’s a wide range of options to choose from in Söll. With that said, Söll is not typically quite as busy as larger Austrian resorts such as St Anton or Mayrhofen. 

Here’s a little run down of a few key spots to hit if you’re looking to soak up a little of Söll’s vibrant après ski or nightlife scene. 
Gasthöf Stockalm hits the spot for skiers and boarders in search of on-mountain après ski. It sits at the mid station of the Hochsöll gondola, and this popular venue comes into its own during après time, as thirsty skiers swing by for a drink and a chat on route home to the village. 

Red Horse Pub is a British owned pub with screens showing all the latest sports, including of course all the key Premier League football games. The bar also plays host to live bands, with tasty Guinness on tap. 

The Whiskey-Mühle is perhaps more popular in the wee hours than it is during après hour, and makes a popular spot for night owls in search of a late-night venue.  

Salvenstadl takes pride of place on the side of the village, with flat-screen tv’s screening the latest sports. Things can get a little lively here, and it’s a great spot for your après ski entertainments. 

Hexenalm. This welcoming ski hotel is located at the edge of the resort’s boundaries, within easy reac of the gondola. It’s a vibrant spot for a drink, with regular live music slots to keep visitors entertained. 

Moonlight sits near the gondola in the heart of Söll. It’s a lively spot as apre ski hour approaches, as eager skiers and boarders head off the slopes and into the bars for a well-earned drink. Après ski here typically kicks off around 3.30pm each day. 

Rossini is a great spot for a stylish cocktail, with a busy roster of live bands during their lively après ski hours. For lovers of Italian food, Rossini is a top spot for a snack. 


Eating out

With a broad selection of welcoming and traditional cafes and restaurants spread out across the SkiWelt and down in the resort itself, Söll is a popular spot for foodies of all tastes and budgets. Here’s a little insight into a few of the various venues to check out on your next visit. 

In the resort:

One of Söll’s newest venues, Auf da Mühle is located within the Whisky Mühle buildings. This warm and welcoming restaurant enjoys exclusive access through a staircase off the side of the property, and offers up a menu dominated by tasty Mediterranean and Asian flavours. You’ll also find tasty steaks alongside more traditional Austrian fayre, with dishes served up at prices which won’t break the bank. 

Feldwebel is situated in its namesake hotel, right by the church. Diners here can choose from a broad menu of local specialities, offering a true taste of Austria. 

Hotel Postwirt is set in the heart of the resort, with a much-admired a la carte menu. Visitors here can dine in a welcoming and traditional setting, choosing from a menu of international dishes and local speciality dishes. 

For hearty cooking in an authentic setting, Dorf Stub’n is a tough act to follow. Previous diners report the meat fondue to be well worthy of attention.

For pizza and pasta dishes popular in resorts across the Alps, Rossini’s is a fine place to try. It sits in the heart of town, with a diverse menu and welcoming atmosphere. Pizzeria Venezia is another great dining option, with tasty homemade pasta and fresh fish to enjoy, and a wde-reaching wine list to choose from.

Up on the slopes:

Located in a converted cow shed, Stöckhalm is a traditional and welcoming restaurant with attentive table service and late opening hours. If you’re still on the slopes for the evening sessions, Stöckhalm is a fine place to come and replenish lost energy.

Stoagrub’hütte sits by the Hohe Salve exit from the lift. It sits within a traditional Austrian ski hut, offering a magical setting in which to savor a few of the resort’s local flavours. 

One of the resort’s most highly regarded restaurants, Rübezahlalam is ideally situated by the pistes above Ellmau. With fine cuisine and a cozy feel, diners here enjoy a warm welcome and lovely atmosphere. A great spot for lunch on the snow. 

You’ll also find a great lunch spot located at the top of the Hohe Salve gondola, with a revolving terrace boasting spectacular valley views. 

From fabulous fine-dining to great value traditional dishes, Tanzbodenalm delivers on all fronts. Diners here can choose from a broad selection of dishes, and the breakfasts set you up perfectly for a longday exploring the snowy peaks and valleys.

Set inside a traditional mountain hut lodged into the side of the mountain, Salvenalm boasts an open fire and traditional mountain feel. During sunnier or warmer days, visitors here can also head out onto the expansive terrace to enjoy lunch or a drink alongside panoramic valley views. 



Activities

Alternative activities in the winter season in Soll include tobogganing, cross-country skiing, winter walking, snowshoeing, horse drawn sleigh rides, and paragliding. There’s also snow-tubing nearby at Ellmau 3 times a week and a floodlit evening event until 10pm. The Wilder Kaiser region has 14.5km of toboggan runs many of which are floodlit at night including the Astberg-Ellmau-Going, the Steinacker in Scheffau and two toboggan runs from mid-station at Hochsöll to Söll.
Sőll hosts the most extensive night-skiing in the Alps with 13km of illuminated slopes including the Salvenmoos, Keat and Hexen 6er runs. Night skiing operates from 6:30pm until 9:30pm, Wednesday to Saturday and tickets are bought at the gondola ticket office. For night snowboarding, floodlit areas include the snow park Sőll and a 3km valley run.
It is definitely worth exploring the beautiful neighbouring villages and resorts; the Wilder Kaiser region offers 113km of winter walking trails across Sőll, Scheffau, Ellmau and Going. Each trail has been maintained to a high standard and are easy to follow. Maps are available at the Tourist Office.
There is plenty of opportunity to try paragliding in Soll. You can enjoy birds eye views of the stunning Wilder Kaiser region at 1,200m. Half hour tandem paragliding flights are offered by Fly 2 Tandem Flights; prices start from €90 and they offer a photography service so you never forget the experience.



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Söll links in with the beautiful SkiWelt ski area, also home to the neighbouring resorts of Westendorf, Brixen im Thale, Ellmau and Scheffau – but of these, Söll sits at the hub and remains perhaps the most popular among groups of visiting skiers and snowboarders. This pretty and charming ski resort has plenty to offer larger groups, and makes a great base from which to enjoy the Austrian Alps. The ski area is expansive, with swift lifts (typical of Austria these days) and minimal queues. 

Often times, ski resorts are either generally better for groups of families, or for groups of après skiers – but Söll bucks the trend wonderfully, with plenty to offer for all. Nestles beneath the peak of the mighty Hohe Salve, the resort offers beautiful mountain scenery. 

For visiting groups of families, Söll offers beautifully cared-for nursery slopes where kids can master the basics on the snow in comfort. Diverse child-care services mean parents can book the kids into nursery or ski school with complete peace-of-mind, and there’s plenty of ways for groups to find fun and adventure off the slopes – with night-tobogganing and an igloo village to explore. And if your group is hitting the Austrian Alps in search of traditional charm and character, Söll hits the spot – with a beautiful 18th-century church taking pride of place right in the heart of the village.

Groups of beginner and intermediate-level skiers and snowboarders are best-served in Söll. The Skischule Söll offers a diverse programme of tuition – with highly trained and professional instructors taking beginners through the basics. Near the resort, you’ll find a lovely nursery area, and for more exciting scenery groups of beginners have only to hop on the gondola for Hochsöll – where further learner-level slopes and the beginner-friendly Kinderland sector await. There’s also a wonderful range of blues and reds snaking down the mountainside, where intermediates can tuck in the miles on the snowy slopes. Groups of experts really ought to consider alternative Austrian resorts with more challenging terrain, as Söll is rather lacking in this department! 

On the accommodation front, groups of skiers looking for larger accommodation in Söll have a great range of options, but of course locations, quality and price do vary. Two good options for larger groups include the Eggerwirt and the Sport Hotel Modlinger. The Eggerwirt is a homely and traditional hotel in a great spot in the centre of town, and the ski bus stops outside the door. Sport Hotel Modlinger sits 200m from the village centre with a ski bus stop outside the door, and offers an attractive lounge and bar with an open fireplace. 


Childcare

Söll’s ski schools come highly recommended, and the resort’s childcare infrastructure is also pretty food. Parents can book their little ones into kiddy care at the well-reputed Skischule Söll, which offers services to youngsters aged from 1-year-old and upwards.

Here, well- trained teams of staff arrange indoor and outdoor activities and adventures, ensuring kids enjoy their time in the Alps to the full. Children up to the age of 2-and-a-half can also benefit from specialist in-house childcare services through the ski school. 

Close to the bottom lift of the gondola, the Söll Mini Club accepts youngsters from the age of three, and also offers taster sessions for skiing on the nursery slopes—in both half- and full-day sessions. 

Also worthy of note, Bobo's Children's Club welcomes children from 5 to 15 with fun and exciting games like the skiing Merry-Go-Round, all in a magical winter wonderland setting. 


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Soll, Austria Snow Report
Current conditions
Temp: 6° C
Wind: 5mph
Direction: sse
Conditions: Clear skies
New Snow
24hrs: 3cm
Snow Depth
Top: 140cm
Base: 70cm

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