The skiing region at the Rettenbach Glacier and Tiefenbach Glacier is the largest skiable glacial area of Austria.
Sölden has got even two glaciers to offer, which are the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers. The skiing region at the glaciers, covering an area of about 20 sqkm, is the largest skiable glacial area of Austria. Furthermore Sölden is the only skiing region that has to offer three skiable peaks that are more than 3,000 metres high, which are the Gaislachkogl (3,058 m asl), the Tiefenbachkogl (3,250 m asl) and the Schwarze Schneid (3,367 m asl). They are known as the BIG3.
From the Rettenbach parking space you can take a four-seated chair lift to the Rettenbach Joch ridge, from where a ski lift takes you to the Schwarze Schneide, and another one to the Karleskogel (3,107 m asl), which is connected to the Tiefenbach Glacier by a ski tunnel (Rosi-Mittermeier-Tunnel). From the Rettenbach Glacier, in other words from the Schwarze Schneide, you can enjoy skiing down into the valley on a 15 km long slope, boasting a drop of 1,900 m. The 6 km long ski route down the Rettenbachtal valley, however, is considered to be an insider's tip.
Giggijoch Boarder Park, Race Course, Easy Cross, moguls - the choice is yours. And snow is guaranteed from October trough May! Of course also a stop in one of the 30 refuges is a must-do. Moreover in Sölden après-ski already starts at the top of the mountain...
Peculiarities: BIG3 platform, three mountains of 3,000 metres, the longest ski run with 15 km
Skiing area: Sölden - Oetztal (October to May)