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Slope tip: Austria’s longest ski run

Do you have the guts for “Schwarze Schneid“?

If you want to feel what an endless top-to-bottom ski run feels like, the Sölden ski area is the perfect place for you. Demanding "Schwarze Schneid" is not only the longest slope in Sölden, but also in all of Austria! Are you ready for the ultimate endurance challenge?

Skiing in Sölden

More downhill than possible

The bare numbers are impressive. And leave you in disbelief for the time being. You have to conquer 1970 meters in altitude on 15 kilometers. For comparison: the Lauberhorn run near Wengen - the longest run in the Ski World Cup scene - is just under 4.5 kilometers long. Burning thighs are inevitable!

Skiing fun in XXL format

From the "Schwarze Schneid" BIG3 platform on Rettenbach Glacier at 3340 meters (the highest point in the entire ski area), the slope stretches down to the valley floor and base station of Gaislachkogl mountain gondola at 1370 meters. In between: XXL skiing pleasure. The downhill run is not too demanding from a technical pint of view and therefore easy to master for sporty skiers. And yet: whoever reaches the valley floor knows what he has achieved.

Rettenbach glacier

This is how you get there

Panoramic "Schwarze Schneid" in the Sölden glacier ski area can be reached via the Gaislachkogl and Giggijoch feeder gondola lifts - the route from the latter is shorter: when you reach Giggijoch, you first take Silberbrünnl chair lift, then piste No. 23, followed by Einzeiger chair lift and Gletscher Express gondola. When you reach scenic Rettenbach Glacier, you choose Schwarze Schneid I & II gondola lift to get to the starting point of the downhill adventure.

HERE you find the interactive ski area map of Sölden, optionally in 2-D or 3-D.