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Review Sölden: Family Skiing

Category Family: Official review by Snow-Online.com
  • Enough slopes for beginner
  • Kids areas
  • Wide offering of ski schools and nurseries
  • Enough easy slopes at the base station
  • Expensive for families
Family 7 / 10
Overall score: 86 / 100

Not a classic family ski area, but with a good offer

The Sölden ski area gets top marks in our test in the categories après-ski and offers for advanced skiers. However, this shows that Sölden is perhaps not THE family ski resort. After all, Sölden is a vibrant place with lots of nightlife, loud parties and busy through-traffic, which doesn't necessarily suit families with children.

Nevertheless, Sölden also has a lot to offer for families. For example, there are Kidsparks on the Giggijoch, which are run by the local ski schools and take care of children from the age of three. Meanwhile, parents can have a blast on the Giggijoch slopes and still keep an eye on the kids. For smaller children from 10 months there is a kindergarten.

There is another small kids' area in Hochsölden. There is also a small children's land in the Innerwald district of Sölden. The advantage here: You only have to take the short ride with the funicular from Sölden and do not have to take the gondola up the mountain right away.

In the ski area itself there are also a number of blue-marked slopes for the first attempts on "normal" slopes. For example, you can simply take the Giggijoch 8-seater chairlift from the Kinderland at Giggijoch and have a super-wide ski highway in front of you. Even wider are the slopes on the Tiefenbach glacier. Getting from the Giggijoch to the glacier on skis requires a bit of fitness from the little ones, but the slopes are blue throughout and thus quite doable for beginners. 

In addition to children's lands and blue slopes, there are other highlights for families in Sölden. Next to the large snow park there is a smaller family park. Also on the Giggijoch, kids can let off steam in the Funslope or on the Skimovie course. At the Gaislachkogl there is a toboggan run. In the village itself there is enough family-friendly accommodation and many vacation apartments.