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

January 27, 2008
The Padmore family from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Went to soll in 2005 for Xmas so my children could see snow for the first time. We stayed at the Feldwebel hotel in the centre of Soll that was walking distance to the drag lift that took us to the main lift station. The hotel staff were very helpful and the rooms were clean. The food was good and had much to choose from. Plenty to do in Soll considering that it’s only a small village. The bars are good and you don’t get ripped off with the prices like in bigger towns. Soll also has a sleigh ride that goes through the forest and follows the river through the countryside ending up at a house where hot drinks are served and it also gives the horses a rest before the return ride. The children thought it was magical (so did I!). The lift queues can get long first thing in the morning, but you get that at every resort. The ski runs were good, well sign posted and some quite challenging, but I think the blue runs for a beginner can be a little bit to hard in one or two places. The views from the top of the mountains are beautiful and breath taking. We went to France (Meribel) the following year and found that it was not as good as Soll. It was very crowded, expensive and the French could be very rude at times. So this year were going back to Soll where the people are much friendlier and where we know that we’re going to have a good time.
December 04, 2007
Alison from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Hi skiers. Going to Soll again for our fifth year over Christmas. Great fun; give the kids the opportunity to stay in the UK for Christmas and they want to go again.....but it's worth it. Found some great friends and pubs. Looks like we are going to have a great time also this year as lots of snow already. Looking at going again in our motorhome in Feb. Anybody been in a motorhome before?. Would love your comments. ;o))))
December 02, 2007
jon from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Hi all skiers, Soll has good night life, restaurants and hotels. The slopes needed more snow but were well looked after! Loads of runs, lifts etc. We all had great fun skiing around the mountains so much that we are all going again with even more of us in Jan. Lets just hope that there's more snow than last year. See you there skiers ;o)
September 13, 2007
aido179 from Ski Ireland Ireland
Soll, Austria...wow. It was my first skiing holiday and I found it terrific. I was snowboarding last year and again this year. I stayed on the mountain near Soll but I was never left bored. Yes, the piste map is incredibly confusing, but it is probably really old. The ski garage is amazing, best idea ever. You won't have to carry your gear any further than 20 meters from the bottom of the slopes (presuming you take the home run and continue down the baby run to the garage) and in the morning all you have to do is pop your gear on 20 meters from the entrance of it and take the button lift (ski tow) to the gondola station. We found the nightlife to be a little lacking, but we were back in the hotel early to get up first for fresh snow. Our only problem was that the snow was absent for four days before we arrived and three after so some slopes were getting bare but the snow cannons were working all night and they were well maintained over night. We stayed in the Ferrian Fuks hotel, advertised as being in the town but it was actually a five minute walk to the far side of it. Disappointing, but we ended up walking to the garage and the base with no problems in the morning and were in fact first on the slopes, with time to travel up the gondola and take the home run back before our lessons started at 10 at the top of the gondola.
February 20, 2007
mrbean from Ski Ireland Ireland
Hi all, Just got back from Soll. They badly need snow. Found the slopes very busy. A lot of people traveled in to find snow etc. Soll has lots of runs. Nothing too hard. Slopes well groomed at night but they turn very moguley come evening. Found instructors and locals very friendly. Also, food was great value; 50 euros for a 3 course meal for two. Even less in some places. Good fun in bar Salven Stadl. Buffalo night club ends 6am ... Would highly recommend Soll depending on snow conditions.
March 15, 2006
Slev from Ski Ireland Ireland
Suited the intermidates amoung us well. Lots of reds and blues, with a few blacks. The snow was good when we were there. Beautiful views when the sun came out. The piste maps were a summary of the runs at best. Bit confusing for the first few days. Lifts start closing from 4 o clock onwards, so you could end up sking to one of the other villages with an expensive taxi home. Not many blue slopes around Soll for the beginners to move to from the green slope. Soll accommodation was booked out when we were there,but there was little queues at the lifts. Some runs got busy, but overall the area could cope with the crowd. Good fun afterwards with a few good bars. Stayed in hotel Eggerwirt half board. Rooms were fine and clean as was the food. We went with Inghams,but sorted out ski equipment ourselves (despite the hard sell from them when we arrived.) They also messed up the lift passes for the beginers which resulted in them missing a half day of lessons. Soll is a great place to go,especially for intermidiates. I would go back to the Skiwelt area ,but may stay in Scheffeu for easier access to the slopes.
March 15, 2006
Slev from Ski Ireland Ireland
Just back from Soll (11/3/06). Went with a group of 24, of mixed abilities.Everyone enjoyed the holiday.Soll and the skiwelt
February 22, 2006
SK from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recently spent a week in Soll over the February half-term week. Despite it being a busy week with added sunshine and excellent snow conditions, the lift queues weren't too bad at all. The skiing is relatively easy (blues/reds), with few challenging runs (blacks). By far the best runs are the numerous long home runs to each resort in the Ski Welt region (mainly reds), the red run to Ellmau and run 111 in Westendorf being my favourites. As long as you don't ski these at the end of the day, they are usually relatively quiet. The higher runs in the linked part of the Ski Welt area are rather short, and tend to be busier. A few runs used to get around the Ski Welt area tend to dangerously cross at right angles to each other! The Ski Welt area can take some time to navigate, and although the lift system is efficient, it could be designed a bit better to speed up getting around the area. Allow at least 2 hours to get back to Soll from Ellmau for example. The signposting and run marking is excellent, however, the piste map is very misleading. Soll is a pretty village, centred around an impressive church. A 15 minute slow walk (or a bus that runs approx every 20mins) is required to get from the centre of Soll to the ski hire shop/ski garage, and ski tow. This ski tow will take you 500m to the gondola station. I would advise using the above mentioned ski garage to leave you skis overnight, as getting from the centre of Soll to the gondola with skis twice a day would be a bit of a chore! I stayed in the Hotel Austria in Soll. The food was good, but the hot water sometimes ran out, and the heating was somewhat variable!
February 07, 2006
O G C from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I have skied in France, Andorra, Italy and Bulgaria but nowhere beats Austria. Soll is excellent, the skiwelt is fantastic, the night life is good (but you can drink at home; you're. there to ski). Highly recommended. You will not be disappointed.
February 06, 2006
Jon from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
A mixed ability group of us went skiing over Xmas 2005. The resort is one of the best around, great skiing, friendly locals and good food at reasonable prices. The only down side is the lack of easy blues for beginners.