What draws skiers to Sölden, Austria? located in the spectacular Ötztal Valley of Tyrol in Austria, Sölden (or Soelden) is a popular European ski resort with an impressive offering. It is host to two large glaciers: Rettenbach Glacier and Tiefenbach Glacier and 150km (93 miles) of pistes. The combination of these glaciers with the high altitude of much of the ski area makes it a wonderful “snow-sure” ski resort and varied ski area. Sölden also benefits from being a short drive from Innsbruck and having some of Austria’s liveliest nightlife! Skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts from all over the world congregate in Sölden from October to May! On the slopes, Sölden has a great reputation for its many dining opportunities, with 25 rustic and gourmet mountain huts to choose from as well as gourmet dining in town.
The Valentin Hotel – Sölden
A 4-star property located close to Gaislachkogltal Gondola and Giggijoch Ski Lift. Hotel Valentin provides a terrace, laundry facilities, and a bar. Skiers and snowboarders can spend time on the slopes at this hotel offering ski-in/ski-out access, and a ski shuttle. Treat yourself to some rest and relaxation at Valentin’s Wellness, the onsite spa. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a steam room and a sauna, the only hotel ski-in sky-out downtown. Premium rooms all offer breath-taking views of the mountains and the village of Sölden. The property offers amenities such as an amazing spa and a fun Après-Ski bar and vibe with daily Happy Hour and snacks!
Don’t ski or snowboard?? No problem! There is plenty to do in Sölden such as visiting the famous James Bond Experience at the top of the Gaislachkogel lift, where they filmed a portion of the movie Spectre; breathtaking views! Book Day Excursions to the picturesque towns of Innsbruck, Salzburg (Sound of Music) or ski in Lech and St. Anton, Austria or Garmisch, Germany. Tons of fun in the sun and snow!
After a fabulous week in Sölden, we will leave Austria and head for Munich, Germany for some authentic bratwurst, beer and pretzels!
Munich City Centre -Holiday Inn
A lovely 4-star hotel near Marienplatz in the center of Munich and steps from Gasteig and Munich Philharmonic. This hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Praterinsel and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Hofbräuhaus. This modern hotel boasts numerous amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi to make your stay truly comfortable.
Whether you are excited about skiing, or snowboarding in Sölden and the Alps, eating authentic Bratwurst, Pretzels, Wiener Schnitzel or drinking the famous beers and Riesling and Müller Thurgau wines, this will be one action-packed unforgettable trip!
OPTIONAL 2- DAYS IN VIENNA – March 7-9th, 2024:
Hotel Europa Wien -Vienna
Originally opened in 1956, the Hotel Europa Wien is synonymous with an elegant, contemporary style located in the city center of Vienna. The hotel offers the best service and the highest standards of comfort as well as digital newspapers, free Wi-Fi, “perfect pillow” service and authentic Austrian breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. While in Vienna visit Schönbrunn Palace or St. Stephen’s Cathedral, listen to an Opera at the world-famous Vienna State Opera, learn to Waltz, take a biking tour through Vienna or enjoy the delicious and local Viennese specialty, the Sacher Torte, at a nearby café. There is so much culture and history in Vienna, you will not want to miss seeing this beautiful city!