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.
Autumn skiing on 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.
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
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
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
Win 2 x 1 ski outfits (1 x women & 1 x men) from the adidas TERREX UNITED BY SNOW collection.
We all share the same passion. The same drive for skiing and the Alpine mountains. A perfect place to challenge ourselves and express who we are. We are enthusiasts. We are optimists. We are united by the snow. And that's why we're raffling off two ski outfits in cooperation with our partner adidas TERREX just in time for the start of the glacier season.
How to participate
To take part in the prize game, simply fill out the prize game form above and confirm your details. You will then receive a confirmation e-mail with further information on the prize game process! The prize game starts on 07 September 2021 and ends on 31 October 2021 (included). For further information, please take a closer look at the participation conditions and data protection provisions.
What you can win
Among all participants we are giving away 2 x 1 ski outfits (1 x women & 1 x men) from the new adidas TERREX UNITED BY SNOW collection – in cooperation with our partner adidas TERREX.
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.