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Review Sölden: Beginner Skiing

Category Beginner: Official review by Snow-Online.com
  • Designated beginner areas
  • Great variety of ski schools and lessons offered
  • Great variety of runs for beginners
  • Good access to the beginner area
  • Well equipped kids park
    Beginner 8 / 10
    Overall score: 86 / 100

    Beginners should head for the Giggijoch or the glaciers

    Sölden is generally considered a rather demanding ski area. Nevertheless, there are also some possibilities for beginners. Directly above Sölden in Innerwald there are two short T-bar lifts and a kids' area. You can reach the area with a short ride on the funicular from Sölden. The other easy slopes are mainly in the Giggijoch area. Especially the slopes below the Rotkogl are best suited for beginners, as they are very wide and flat. Also the lifts - mostly modern chairlifts - do not pose a challenge to anyone. On the Giggijoch itself there are two children's areas, each run by the local ski schools.

    Those who are not yet so confident on skis will feel especially at home on the Tiefenbach glacier. There are hardly any slopes in the Alps that are even wider than slopes 38 and 39. There are also slopes suitable for beginners on the Rettenbach glacier and on the Gaislachkogel. However, these are rather less recommended, as you have to ski over more difficult terrain in some cases.

    Beginners who want to ski down to the valley can do so on the Gaislachkogl. The valley descent from the Giggijoch (red or black) is only recommended for skiers who are already more confident on their skis. Beginners should rather descend here with the gondola.

    User Reviews

    Theresa Schwickert
    Skill: n.V. • in Jan 2016
    Travelled as: n.V.
    Sölden offers a wide range of blue pistes on the Giggijoch and on the glacier, as well as practice slopes in the Valley for beginners.
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