My Favourite Ski Runs In Tirol IV: The World Cup slope, Sölden

Every year, after a long wait, when the month of October arrives, the Giant Slalom World Cup Races in Sölden remind us that a new winter season is just around the corner.

Sölden. World Cup Opening Races. Picture: Ötztal Tourismus

Sölden is a very modern and popular ski resort in the Ötztal valley of Tirol, Austria. The main village of Sölden is located at 1,368 meters above sea level. The highest peak in the valley is the Wildspitze (3,768 meters), the second highest mountain in Austria after the Grossglockner.

Sölden offers the marvelous BIG 3, Austria's only ski area with 3 mountains higher than 3,000 meters which are accessible by lifts. From November through May thanks to the ski area's high-Alpine location (1,350 - 3,250 m) and the modern snowmaking system (covering all slopes lower than 2,200 m) snow is guaranteed in Sölden.

With two glacier ski areas and 144 kilometers of perfectly prepared pistes of all difficulty levels the Sölden ski resort promises a maximum of variety during your skiing holiday in Tirol.