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Sölden Ski Area
COVID-19 Safety Measures

COVID-19 Safety Measures

With a view to the coming winter season and the upcoming challenges regarding the spread of COVID-19, Bergbahnen Sölden Mountain Lifts have developed a comprehensive package of preventive measures to ensure the health and safety of our guests, employees and the local population.

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General informations

  • Within the scope of the existing possibilities we take measures to counteract the spread of COVID-19 in the best possible way and thus contribute to the protection of our guests and employees.
    The legal requirements are minimum requirements.
    In addition, we are constantly working on taking further effective measures.
  • At Bergbahnen Sölden, several employees are trained as COVID-19 officers, who are also highly skilled in dealing with suspicious cases.
  • Our 2 main feeder lifts to the ski area - Giggijochbahn (4,500 pers./h), Gaislachkoglbahn (3,600 pers./h) - are among the most powerful feeder lifts worldwide.
    Both lifts start their daily service already at 08.00 am.
  • The Sölden ski area extends over 430 hectares of slopes, the average available ski area per skier is about 400 m² or there are only 25 skiers per hectare.
  • None of our lifts runs longer than the critical 15 minutes. The ascents with the lifts only take between 2 and 10 minutes. These short travel times reduce the risk of infection significantly.
  • We leave it up to you to decide whether you want to enter a cabin where there are already people.
  • All our employees with customer contact wear mouth and nose protection* at all times during their working hours.
  • We recommend to guests and staff members to install the anonymous Stop Corona app of the Austrian Federal Government.

Basic rules

Nose and mouth cover*
Observe hygiene regulations
Ventilate the cabins
Show personal responsibility

Summary of COVID-19 regulations

Validity: from 01 Jul 2021

Use of mountain lifts yes no  
Ticket offices yes no  
Waiting areas lifts yes no  
Restaurants -
indoor area
no yes compulsory
registration for a stay
of 15 min. or more
Restaurants -
outdoor area (terrace)
no yes compulsory
registration for a stay
of 15 min. or more
Sanitary facilities yes no  
Public buses yes no  
James Bond World -
yes no  



  • A Nose-Mouth Cover (NMC) is defined as a tight-fitting mechanical protective device covering the mouth and nose.
  • Children up to the age of 6 do not need to wear a nose-mouth cover (NMC).


Wearing a NMC* is mandatory:

  • generally in all indoor rooms.
  • at all ticket offices and cash desks of Bergbahnen Sölden
  • in the entire station, boarding & exit area as well as during lift rides
  • when using the sanitary facilities
  • at bus stops and in all public buses


In restaurants all persons from 13 years must provide the evidence of a low epidemological risk by:

  • Self-test with a recording of the result in an official data collection system.
    Validity: 24 hours
  • Antigen test of an approved institution (e.g. doctor, test lane, pharmacy)
    Validity: 48 hours
  • PCR test
    Validity: 72 hours
  • Partially vaccinated persons are freed from the mandatory testing from the 22nd day after the initial vaccination, for a maximum of 90 days.
  • Fully vaccinated persons are exempt from mandatory testing for 270 days.
  • Recovered persons are exempt from testing for 180 days from the date of recovery upon presentation of a notice of segregation.
  • Medical certificate of neutralizing antibodies, not older than 90 days

The following regulations apply to the use of gondolas and chair lifts:


  • It is mandatory to wear a NMC* in mountain gondola cabins and when using chairlifts
  • NO TESTING is required for the use of the mountain lifts


We leave it up to you to decide whether you want to enter a cabin where there are already people.

All gondolas are regularly ventilated and disinfected.

Each ride takes less than 15 minutes, which is below the critical threshold. To keep the time travelling as short as possible, all cable cars run at an increased speed.

It is recommended to open the windows of the gondola cabins so that they are well ventilated during the lift ride.

It is mandatory to wear a NMC* at all ticket offices.

It is compulsory to wear a NMC* in the waiting areas of all mountain lifts.

The following regulations must be respected in our restaurants:


    Certificate of a low epidemological risk for the duration of the stay
  • Compulsory registration: for a stay of 15 min. or more


In the self-service restaurants, the hygiene measures in the free-flow areas were adapted and expanded. The NMC* must also be used in the entire free-flow area.

We also offer all of our menus/drink menus online. They can be called up via QR code directly in the mountain restaurants.

As in all public transport facilities, it is mandatory to wear a NMC* in the buses and at the bus stops.

More information concerning the scheduled events will follow.

The following rules apply in the James Bond experience world 007 ELEMENT:

  • A NMC* must be used in all indoor rooms and areas.
  • NO TEST is required.

Please follow the general hygiene rules and wash your hands regularly. A sufficient number of disinfectant dispensers will be made available.

The cabins on the mountain gondolas can be perfectly ventilated by opening the cabin windows during the entire lift ride. Our employees ensure that the windows of empty cabins are kept open.

Disinfection measures are also carried out at regular intervals in our toilet facilities and elevator cabins.

Bergbahnen Sölden pay maximum attention to thorough cleaning/disinfection activities, such as cleaning or disinfecting tables/bar areas in the mountain restaurants as well as handrails, door handles and sanitary facilities.

  • Please do not leave your used protective mask or handkerchiefs in the mountain lift cabins, but dispose of them properly in the garbage bins provided.
  • Please always observe the recommendations and guidelines and follow the instructions given by our employees, especially those relating to the currently applicable hygiene regulations.
  • Please show personal responsibility and protect your health as well as the health of all people around you.
Bergbahnen Sölden Ötztal

Dorfstraße 115
6450 Sölden, Österreich

T +43 5254 508 - 0
F +43 5254 508 - 120