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19.11.2020 - Opening winter ski resort Giggijoch

From mid-November, the radius of action for ski fans in Sölden will increase many times over. This is when the winter ski area will start into the 2020/2021 season. In total, Sölden offers 144 kilometres of pistes, 31 modern lifts and three three-thousand-metre peaks with technical skiing facilities. So if you want to tackle the longest descent from the 3,250 m high Schwarze Schneide down to the valley this year, then it's best to start training your thighs now.

By the way, you can get up the mountain quickly and comfortably. Sölden has two of the world's most efficient feeder lifts. On the Gaislachkogl at 3,048 m, visitors can experience a highlight for film enthusiasts that has never been seen before. Unique in the world: Where Daniel Craig stood in front of the camera for SPECTRE, the James Bond World of Experience 007 ELEMENTS lures visitors into the cinematic universe of the most famous secret agent on the planet.

Opening glacier ski area on 25.09.2020

From today's point of view, the following lifts and ski runs will start operating on Friday 25.09.20 on the Rettenbach glacier:
- Black cutting edge I + II
  Ascent daily: 07.30 - 15.30
  last descent: 16.00
- SL Karleskogl 07.30 - 14.30
- Slope 32 Ski operation until 14.30

The following rates apply until further notice:
- Adults: € 25.00 per day
- Youth (JG 2001 - 2005): € 20.00 per day
- Children (born 2006 - 2012): € 15.00 per day
plus € 3.00 deposit for Keycard

Ticket office opening hours at the Rettenbach: 07.30 - 16.00 h

The glacier road is open daily from 07.00 - 16.30 hrs.

Free use of the Glacier Bus with valid ticket.

Free parking at Rettenbach.

The Rettenbach Market Restaurant is also open.

Online Skiticketing - The earlier the cheaper!

From the coming 2020/21 winter season, there will be a new price system for the Sölden ski area. The online prices for the ski passes are no longer fixed, as was previously the case, but depend on the date of purchase and demand.

The new dynamic pricing model offers attractive prices (up to -20%) and rewards those who secure the desired ski passes early in advance in the online ticket shop.


The best legal trail in Austria

By Christoph Berger-Schauer - https://www.lines-mag.at/fernar-trail-soelden/


Anyone who likes to ride alpine trails will have a hard time in Austria. Rarely are the fine trails high up in the mountains MTB tracks, you are fast in a grey area. If there's anything, it's usually a track suitable for the masses. Sölden now has a delicacy in its programme, Fernar Trail, which could advance to the top ranking of all technical trail riders.


The start is usually very impressive in Sölden: at 2,800 metres above sea level at the Tiefenbach glacier. This means that the Fernar Trail even trumps the Ollweite Line in terms of altitude. First of all: you should be a good cyclist and like technical riding when you start the trail after the Rosie-Mittermaier-Tunnel. Otherwise it will be a very, very long way down.


More than 900 meters of altitude difference in blocked terrain have to be conquered. Lots of rock, scree, narrow curves (some of them to move) and - at the latest when you cross the small bridge over the Petznerbach - a scenery to kneel down. Whoever complains that there is too much hype on Teäre Line & Co should look here. This is where the bike chaff separates from the biker wheat and you notice: slow, precise cycling in rough terrain is not good for many. But those who can and like it will feel immensely comfortable here. It's the kind of trail where you move at about the same speed as the hikers.


All photos (c) Rudi Wyhlidal