Söll ski resort is by far the liveliest of the nine villages in the huge Ski Welt ski domain in Austria’s Tyrol region, popular with young and young-minded couples, groups and families looking for traditional Austrian ambiance, a big linked ski area, and lively après-ski.
Located in the in the Northern Kitzbühel Alps, the 90 mountain railways and state-of-the-art lifts of the SkiWelt offer access to 284km of pistes.
Skiing for all
Söll has long been the most popular ski resort for British visitors to the SkiWelt, and makes an ideal destination for lively beginners and mixed-ability groups, as well as multi-generational families. You get good-value accommodation, valley-level nursery slopes, lively nightlife, a compact pretty village and separate children-only ski area.
But Söll is probably best-suited to intermediates, who are best able to make the most of the steeper gradients, the longer descents, and the big mileage possible on excursions out into the other linked sectors of the SkiWelt domain.
Après ski fun
Söll has a wide range of pubs and bars, many of them very lively from early evening until after midnight. For typical Austrian sing-along as you come off the slopes, you can’t beat the Moonlightbar; later the action moves to the pubs and music-bars in the village centre, though the Whisky-Muhle club just outside the village is a hugely popular nightspot. For a more sophisticated après-ski experience and/or after-dinner wind-down there are a number of quieter lounge bars to enjoy in some of Söll’s more upmarket hotels.
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But the après in Söll is not just about bars! The village caters for families looking for some exciting off-slope amusement to keep the kids going till bedtime. Alternative activities and attractions include a floodlit long toboggan run served by Söll’s gondola, ice skating and curling on a nearby frozen lake, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and husky sleigh rides twice a week.
In Söll there is a great emphasis placed on ensuring that no skier will go hungry. With around 50 restaurants and inns to choose from. Whether you’re relaxing in the valley or zipping around the mountain, you’ll find a great variety of fine fare, from traditional dishes to international cuisine.
Söll Ski and Rock
15-18 January 2020
Go on ski safari or take ‘back to ski’ classes on the slopes of the SkiWelt Söll, before stopping off at one of the mountain huts to taste Tyrolean delicacies while listening to live gigs from local and international bands. The highlights of the event are the Irish bands The Academic and The Blizzards, who will perform in the heart of Söll village centre.