Visitor reviews for Söll Ski Resort

Söll Ratings

Overall: 4.2. Based on 25 votes and 50 reviews. Vote

Snowsure: 4.0

(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.

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.

Off-piste: 3.3

(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.

Scenery: 4.6

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Access: 4.5

(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.

Accommodation: 4.6

(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: 4.3

(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: 3.3

(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.

Childcare: 3.9

(1) There are no child care facilities at Söll, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

Snowmaking: 4.5

(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: 4.6

(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.

Shelter: 4.3

(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: 4.5

(1) The staff at Söll are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Söll are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 3.8

(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.

Beginners: 4.3

(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.

Intermediates: 4.9

(1) No intermediate terrain at Söll, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 3.9

(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: 3.6

(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.

Cross-country: 3.5

(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.

Luge/Toboggan: 4.4

(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.

Eating: 4.6

(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.

Apres-Ski: 4.7

(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: 3.8

(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.

Entertainment: 3.6

(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.

Show all 35 ratings

September 11, 2011
BOB WARBURTON from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
45 years in Soll. This is my second home. Need I say any more.
June 13, 2011
Sylvia Ron from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Have been going to Soll for 15 years and have met and made some good friends there. Food is excellent wherever you eat: Mirabelle cakes and ice cream is fabulous and the people make you feel really welcome. Can't wait to go back again.
February 11, 2011
Richard Graham from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
We have been skiing in Söll for over 20 years. It just keeps drawing us back despite the fact we have skied in resorts all over the world. It's the total package we enjoy: plenty of runs to suit all abilities (how many English people ski blacks), good food at reasonable prices on the mountain, excellent lift system (one of the best in the world) and snow sure due to all the snow making. There is good nightlife to be found - live music in the Salvenstaddle and in the back bar of the Postwirt Hotel to name but two venues. Excellent hotels we can recommend: the Postwirt and the Gansleit. Friendly people. Ideal beginners slope and plenty of runs to allow people to progress. Top tip: don't worry if the ski bus is full, ask your hotel to book a taxi to the lift station. It costs about Euros 1.5 per person and cuts out all the hassle. If you fancy a trip to Ellmau or Scheffau, but you're not confident, you can ski there and back in a day then take a taxi to either resort and ski back. Try Söll, you won't regret it.
February 10, 2011
Vivienne, David, Beth & Dot from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Two weeks till we return to Söll for our favourite holiday of the year. Been going for 10 years and wouldn't consider changing. Skiing is always great and even when there was no snow at village level one year, we still had fantastic pistes and miles to explore. Never had any bother with queues and on the very rare occasion we had to wait (all of 5 mins) there wasn't the pushing and barging we experienced in Italy or France. We began as a couple and the nightlife was great. But in recent years we have taken along our 4yr old and her brilliant nana who looks after her while we ski. Hoping to get Beth on the slopes for the first time this year! We have never met friendlier locals - my mum has a great time out and about in the village with Beth! Our first port of call for lunch when we arrived 10 years ago was Dorfstubn and we still go regularly, in fact we are staying there this year for the first time. Soller Stuben is our favourite place to chill as Harry and his mum are SO friendly and my little girl just loves Anna, the waitress, who if it's not too busy, even gives her a notepad and lets her 'help' with the orders! The food is excellent, hearty and reasonably priced. If you've never been to Söll, you really should give it a go. It is one of those places that inspires loyalty!
December 22, 2010
Mat & Brigitte from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
This will be my sixteenth year and Brigitte's tenth at Söll; twice a year when we can manage it. I've skied quite a few European resorts, but Söll always calls me back. The lift system is now second to none with flying sofas and bubbles all over the place, some with heated seats, and the pistes are always well looked after. We always fly into Munich on Fri pm, pick up a hire car and drive to Söll (one and a half hours, even when busy). Stay for 8 nights, then back the following Sat pm. We always stay with Margaret, Theo & Eva at the Mirabell, best cakes in Austria. It's also great for a relaxing and quiet apres-ski (showing my age here). All the restaurants are good, our favourites are Dorf Stubbn & Auf da Muhle. We're going Jan 14 & March 4, counting the days. By the way, the best ski shop in Söll is Steinbacker Snow & Fun. Go and have a chat with Martin & Stathis.
January 16, 2010
Paul Fisher from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Recently returned yet again from the best place in the world - Söll. Been going for 30 years, summer and winter, so you'd expect me to say that. My kids were brought up visiting the mountains here and they, like my wife and I, return whenever they can. It's the kind of place you hate leaving. The people are so friendly, the scenery so beautiful, the bars and restaurants so good....what more can be said. Tips for people that don't know SSöll as well as us? Well, the friendliest restaurant and bar is the Soller Stuben, owned by the nicest mother and son team you can ever meet. Great food, beer and company - cannot be bettered. Also try Bella Vita, Giovanni, Auf da Muhle or any number of other great places. For cakes, the best anywhere are at Mirabel. Join us, and go back often. It's the place to be!
January 03, 2010
David O'Connell from Ski Ireland Ireland
Just back from Soll. First time skiing - ski school for the week. What a fantasy week. Stayed in hotel Modlineing. Highly recommended. Will be going back next year.
January 03, 2010
Graham from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I used to live in Munich and ski at SkiWelt every weekend, but now in UK. Söll is a lovely town, everything you need with a choice. Hotel Eggelwert was friendly, warm and the bar bill much less than I expected. Top tip for that wait from checkout to bus. Go swimming, you can get a towel for 5E deposit, those not interested can sit in the cafe who does great salads and the normal wurst etc. Friendly staff with lots of space, much better than a crowded cafe in town. Even if not swimming its a easy place to sit and read a book.
January 03, 2010
Chris Pederick from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Jan 2010 will be our fourth trip back to Söll in 3 years, just love the place. Miles of skiing, so much so we have not covered it all yet. Only ever had one day when we couldn't ski as the slopes were closed due to very high winds. Quality of the runs are near perfect and there never seems to be much of a queue for the lifts. Have skiied Germany, France, Italy, Bulgaria & Andorra and Söll tops the lot so far. Stayed each time at the Hotel Gansleit just on the edge of town. Fantastic place run by Steve (English) & Rosi (Austrian) and Rosi's parents Hans & Anni. Very friendly and helpful people. Steve will take you out for a good run, free of charge, a couple of days during the week so you don't need to refer to any maps, just enjoy the skiing. 1000% recommended.
December 22, 2009
Warren from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Feb 2010 will be my 3rd consecutive year visiting Söll for the annual ski trip. Soll is brilliant, and although me and my ski mate spent considerable time last month reviewing lots of resorts in Austria, Italy and France, we arrived at the conclusion, that for our main criteria - size of area, number of runs, amount of cannon coverage, transfer time to resort, price, and accessibility to the slopes, Söll was still the best overall package. The skiing has been fab last 2 years, this year (feb 09) we experienced major snowfall for 5 days so skiing was bit restricted due to lack of visibility, but last year (feb 08) we had fantastic sunshine and brilliant skiing. There are 90 odd runs in the ski area (called the skiwelt). Few testing blacks though but many challenging reds which keep you focused. We stayed first time around in the lodge mounty - Nielsons lodge. It was ok, functional and good food but a bit basic and rough round the edges and a walk from the town centre. This year we stayed at Modlinger Sport which was much "posher" and closer to the town. We're staying there next time too. Good ski shop to use is Snow and fun which is accessed via skiset.co.uk. They have no queues as the travel reps all take their guests to another shop. Result. You can store skis and boots at the lockers just down from the Gondola for about 7 euros a week. There are loads of mountain bars where you can eat or get a beer and all reasonably priced. Recommend a ski over to Westendorf to get the new gondola to the top. Spectacular ride and great skiing back down! Overall Soll is tops. Recommended 100% Go see Kristian in Dolce vita bar in town. Nice bloke and top bar if you don't like having to shout at everyone all night over loud music!!