Visitor reviews for Söll Ski Resort
January 24, 2016
Richard mc bride from Ireland
Been 4 years in a row and heading back this year. Can't fault the ski area at all. Odd time down the back at Brixen; a bit slushy but generally always good. Stayed in hotel Austria and Christphorus and stayed with the wonderful Barbara in her lovely self named guesthouse. Town has ice estate ants and bas (?ed) but little else. Great value resort, great apres ski, great mountain huts and restaurants, great ski hire and lockers. As I've said, very little to fault and even though it's low the snowmaking guarantees a great week!
Overall: 4.2. Based on 22 votes and 49 reviews. Vote
(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Söll.
Public Transport: 4.3
(1) There are no buses or taxis to Söll, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.
(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.
(1) No places to stay in/near Söll, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.
Cheap Rooms: 4.2
(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.
Luxury Hotels: 4.2
(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Söll.
Ski in/Ski out: 3.2
(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.
(1) There are no child care facilities at Söll, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.
(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Söll is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
(1) Söll relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.
Snow Grooming: 4.5
(1) There are no snow groomers at Söll, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Söll are groomed daily.
(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Söll is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.
Nearby options: 4.2
(1) If snow conditions are poor at Söll, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.
Regional rating: 3.9
(1) Söll usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.
Lift Staff: 4.4
(1) The staff at Söll are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Söll are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.
(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.
Ski Schools: 4.6
(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.
Hire and Repairs: 4.7
(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.
Variety of pistes: 4.5
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Söll has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.
(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.
(1) No intermediate terrain at Söll, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.
(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.
Snow Park: 3.5
(1) Not even a kicker at Söll, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.
(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.
(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Söll, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.
(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Söll has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.
Mountain Dining: 4.8
(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.
(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.
(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.
Other Sports: 3.9
(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.
(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.
Winter Walks: 3.8
(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.
Ski Pass Value: 4.3
(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.
Value (National): 4.5
(1) Overall, Söll is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.
Value (Global): 4.7
(1) Overall, Söll is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.
March 31, 2014
roger flight from United Kingdom
Just had an awesome week in Soll! Arrived on the 22nd of March and found that there was no snow! By the evening it started and didn't finish until the Monday! 75cm of fresh powder and blue skies heaven!
December 02, 2013
john Hellings from United Kingdom
Been to Soll 3 times in 2003, 2004 and 2005 with family and friends. Loved the snow and food and restaurants and nightlife. Stayed at the Mounty and Teresa would recommend both to families and highly recommend the resort. If you like larger and ale, best in Europe by a mile and reasonably priced. 250km of interconnected ski runs only surpassed by the 3 valleys resorts in France. However, a lot cheaper and more family atmosphere.
September 22, 2013
stephen barclay from United Kingdom
i have read the reviews. Was going as a solo skier (50 year old guy), just a beginner. Tip: it is worth going to chalet Monty, it's my choice.
November 02, 2012
modpod from United Kingdom
Have been skiing for over 30 years and have visited numerous resorts in France, Italy, Austria and Scotland. All have been great but I keep returning to the Skiwelt and the resort of Soll. I first went to Soll in 1984 when it was the ski equivalent of San Antonio. Over the years it has grown up, as we, the guests, get older. I have been to Soll over 20 times, and when speaking to people in the bars, this is not unusual. Testament to the quality in the area. The ski lift company has invested millions over the years whereby the lift system and snow making system are second to none. Piste preparation is also to be commended, with an army of Piste Bully's deployed every night. For such a low resort, I am amazed that I have never had any problems with snow conditions. Indeed, over the past 2 years, (Xmas and Feb both years) I have experienced the best snow conditions of any of my ski holidays.
Soll has lost it's lager lout image and is now a much more adult experience while still offering entertaining and lively nightlife. Hotels range from basic to luxury. I have only ever resided in basic but found them to provide comfortable accommodation with excellent food. The resort is compact with all bars and facilities nearby and easy access to the slopes.
I have travelled with large groups of varying ability and found touring together to be extremely easy. That said, I am well versed in the runs in the area. The piste map and piste markings can be difficult to understand. This does not detract from the experience. You just have to study the map a bit more and plan your routes. The whole area is varied, with spectacular views and the ability to tour all day without ever returning to the same run. There is nothing to task the expert but plenty to work the legs. This is a fun ski area with excellent mountain restaurants and is very good value for money. Food and drink, even on the mountain is reasonably priced. Also thrown into the mix is a large night skiing area in Soll.
Nightlife, as previously stated, is great and starts early as you come off the slopes and continues (if you last) into the early hours in The Whisky Mhule.
It is impossible to recommend any particular run, mountain restaurant, bar or activity as everything is so good.
I will be returning again this Xmas and again on 2 Feb, staying at Hotel Rubin. See you there.
January 22, 2012
frank and liz from north wales from United Kingdom
Back to Soll (Söll) in Feb for our 26th year. Summer and winter it speaks for itself with great hospitality. We always stay in private pensions, it's the best way to get to know the local people. We are taking our grandson with us for his 2nd visit and he has just turned one year old. We will be staying at the same pension we stayed at last summer. Fly to Munich, pick up the minibus and you are as good as there. You can't get bored skiing such a vast area. Try skiing to Brixental and taking the gondola over to Westendorf. It's a great trip in both directions. Soll is a great place for everyone, enough said.
January 04, 2012
Clayton from United Kingdom
Just returned from a long Xmas in Soll with 3 other families, all have visited on many occasions but the 1st time with all the children.
What can you say, a great place and with the snow falling most days and lots of it it was magical.
Everywhere was as welcoming and helpful as usual, from the guys in the locker room at the foot of the gondola to all the bars and restaurants we visited. Good to see the prices not gone silly as in other areas.
Back on the 13th January for another week with a large group and can't wait.
If you see a group of Taffia, give us a shout !! We will be accompanied by Tony Pandy, our guide.
Harry, look out, you are feeding us for a week....
December 15, 2011
penderyn from United Kingdom
Have stayed in Soll a number of times, fantastic small town atmosphere, good apres-ski, always see familiar faces in the village, endless ski terrain, and probably the most welcoming host in Harry in the Soller Stuben.
December 10, 2011
jill levers from United Kingdom
Like a good friend of ours (see earlier posting) we have been visiting Soll for 30 years summer and winter.
Already mentioned is the fabulous Soller Stuben who did us a superb wedding reception.
No other place like it!
September 11, 2011
BOB WARBURTON from United Kingdom
45 years in Soll. This is my second home. Need I say any more.