The Alpine Ski World Cup area Sölden offers three peaks of 3,000 m a.s.l. as well as 34 km of glacial skiing area.
BIG3 - Sölden is the only Austrian skiing area that includes three three-thousanders, which are Mt. Gaislachkogl, Mt. Tiefenbachkogl and Mt. Schwarze Schneide. With 3,367 m a.s.l., the latter is the giant of the skiing mountains, and offers a breath-taking panorama up to the Dolomites in South Tyrol in Italy. All this results in 144 km of stunning ski slopes and 2 km of ski routes. A third of the downhill runs, 34 km, are glacial skiing area, accessible in autumn and late spring by the highest panoramic road of the Eastern Alps, the Oetztal Glacier Road, and by eight of the 31 lift facilities.
Due to these special conditions, also the traditional FIS Ski World Cup Opening takes place on the Rettenbach Glacier, which is connected to the Tiefenbach Glacier by a spectacular ski tunnel. The longest downhill run takes you on 15 km from the BIG3 platform to the Gaislachkogl valley station, making it the longest one of Austria, the steepest one is the World Cup Slope on the Rettenbach Glacier. There you can also find the new Glacier Test Centre for permanent ski testing.
The place for snowboarders is the Area47 Snow Park with Fun Slope on the Giggijoch. With the BIG3 Rallye, Sölden offers also a ski route that takes you over all three three-thousanders by overcoming 50 km of slopes and 10,000 m of altitude. The Ice Q Lounge on the Gaislachkogl you may know from the cinema - sequences of the film "Spectre", starring Daniel Craig, were shot up there. Nearby there's "007 Elements", a James Bond exhibition inside the mountain.
Winter season 2022/23: Nov 17, 2022 - April 23, 2023
glacial skiing area from Sept 30 - Nov 16, 2022, and from April 24 - May 7, 2023
Opening hours: 8 / 9 am - 4 pm
Altitude: 1,350 - 3,340 m a.s.l.
Ski slopes: 146 km (70 km easy / 44 km medium / 30 km difficult / 2 km ski routes)
Snowmaking: 77 % of the slopes
Lift facilities: 31 lifts
Toboggan runs: 4 runs (7.2 km / 4.3 km / 5 km /2 km)
Cross-country ski tracks: Oetztal cross-country skiing centre (143 km)
Further information: phone: +43 5254 508, email@example.com
Dates may vary according to weather and snow conditions or additional health measures!