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Autumn skiing on the glacier

Return to the boards that mean the world

This special feeling after a seemingly endless summer break, when you snap your ski boots into the bindings for the first time, push off hard and the snow crackles under your skis: it is always something unique. While autumn skiing in the Sölden glacier ski area, you can kick-off the season with top slope conditions from mid September onwards and try out the latest ski equipment right away.

Online ski ticket shop

Secure your ski ticket for autumn skiing on the glacier online and save up to 22% early buyers' discount compared to the cash desk price (bookable for skipasses from 20 October 2022).


Skiing at the glacier

On skis towards freedom

Covering an area of more than 20 km², the Sölden glacier ski area is one of the largest in Tirol and all of Austria. At altitudes between 2675 and 3250 meters there is absolute snow guarantee on the white mountain flanks of Rettenbach and Tiefenbach Glaciers. Some 34.5 km of slopes await you on both sides of the connecting ski tunnel. Great advantage: There is surprisingly little hustle and bustle in the pre-winter months.


Slopes for every skill level

Sporty and athletic: international training teams improve their skiing technique and speed on the red and black slopes of Rettenbach Glacier. Additionally, even skilled hobby skiers enjoy the fairly steep and demanding World Cup slope and its demanding ski runs. This ultimate challenge should only be accepted by those who are really in an excellent shape. It is not for nothing that the giant slalom in Sölden is considered one of the most difficult of the entire FIS Alpine Ski World Cup.

Adjacent Tiefenbach Glacier boasts blue and red slopes and is quite relaxing. The much gentler, flatter terrain promises great fun for beginners and slightly advanced. You can mix hard and tender as you like: the connecting glacier ski run (6SK Seiterkar - SL Seiterjöchl) and Schwarze Schneid ski tunnel at 3240 m link both Rettenbach and Tiefenbach Glaciers and can be easily reached from both sides.


Skiworldcup Slope
Tiefenbach Gondola

Mountain lifts & gondolas on the glacier

Spend your time where it really counts: on the slopes! 8 top modern mountain lifts take skiers and snowboarders quickly up to the glacier ski area runs. In theory, around 16.500 people/hour can be transported, and in practice, skiing fun in early autumn and fall is guaranteed to take place without waiting times. Most of the mountain lifts and gondolas start at the base stations of Rettenbach and Tiefenbach Glaciers, which can be easily reached by car or bus on the Eastern Alps’ highest panorama road.


Glacier training area

Ski training at the glacier

Giant slalom poles waving in the wind: Sölden’s unrivaled glacier ski mountains are an extremely popular training area for national ski teams and clubs during the autumn months. Separate training slopes of varied difficulty levels can be reserved in advance.


Glacier test center

Logo Glacier Test Center Sölden

Are you looking for a ski model for the upcoming winter season that suits your skills and skiing style? Then the new Glacier Test Center Sölden is the perfect place for you. Test your way through the latest premium ski equipment of high-class brands and enjoy culinary delights in the glacier restaurant on top of that.


Ski World Cup Opening on the glacier

The international skiing elite has been ringing in the racing season at Rettenbach Glacier since 1993. All the stars like Marcel Hirscher, Ted Ligety, Anna Fenninger, Mikaela Shiffrin & many more have already competed on the World Cup slope: the enthusiastic audience can watch most parts of the race course from the finish arena.


Fact box glacier ski area

  • Rettenbach Glacier (2675 – 3250 m)
  • Tiefenbach Glacier (2795 – 3249 m)
  • 8 mountain lifts: 3 gondolas, 1 chairlift, 4 T-bar lifts
  • 34.3 slope kilometers: 25.0 km blue, 5.4 km red, 3.9 km black
  • Restaurant Rettenbach Glacier (400 seats)
  • Restaurant Tiefenbach Glacier (600 seats)
  • Ski schools
  • Sport shops
  • Ample parking for private cars and coaches
  • Skibus shuttle service

Slope tip: World Cup slope

Steep, steeper, slope No. 31: with a maximum gradient of 65 percent, the Ski World Cup slope on Rettenbach Glacier is the steepest downhill stretch within the entire Sölden ski area. For comparison purposes: the downhill section at the start of the legendary Hahnenkamm race has “only” a gradient of 50 percent.


World Cup slope

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