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.

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January 22, 2006
darren birch from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Retuned from soll 14th jan after a week of sunshine, found the slopes mostly red and wide ideal for carving. The off piste was extensive at the begining of the week but was tracked out later. Not many natural hits on the slopes but the best area was at Ellmau in the sun. Plenty of north facing runs to hold the snow in Soll. Scheffau or Srixen would be the best places to stay for a central location, Soll and the mountain resteruants served excellent food. Recommended if there is plenty of snow.
January 15, 2006
Nick Delissen from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I have just returned from Soll and found it to be one of the most enjoyable winter sport holidays I have ever been on! The weather was absolutely fantastic with not a cloud in the sky for the week we were there! The slopes were in perfect condition and fairly quiet. The town boasts numerous bars in which to enjoy a bit of apres ski, Whisky Muhle is one of the most popular with friendly staff, reasonably priced drinks and live bands on 2 or 3 times a week it is definately worth a visit! Another favourite of ours was the Hotel Austria bar, nice atmosphere, pool tables, darts and good music. Most of the bars serve food but we found our home at Giovanni's Italian restaurant, across the road from Hotel Austria. The staff are very friendly, the food is fantastic and the prices again were very reasonable. This was my first visit to Austria and it most certainly wont be my last.
November 29, 2005
Lisa from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
A group of us went Dec 04-Jan 05 to Soll and we loved every minute of it. I agree that our 2 beginners had trouble moving from the nursery slope to the blue/red run that nearly put them off but with swift assurance they had fun and learnt a lot! Bars & Restaurants always good and lots of apres ski, great snow, great location - deffo coming back but broke ankle in summer so next year now! Have fun you lucky snowblowers!
November 22, 2005
john flannigan from Ski Netherlands Netherlands
Visited Soll at the end of February 2005. Loved the place, food was good, the Dorfstubin was a1. snow and skislopes were excellent. Found the apresski of an enjoyable atmosphere. Liked the quality of live bands. Liked the bars, nice variety of options , for a small resort. The whole resort was a pleasure to visit.
March 23, 2005
Chris Heal from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
My wife and I visited Soll in early March 2005. there was 3 days of heavy snow after a couple of days of reasonable weather so then skiing was excellent including off piste for the rest of the week. Lift map is useless and the whole area is badly sign posted so we found it hard to get from one area to another. Dispite that the lifts were not busy and there is a vast area of skiing. The resort is better suited to intermediate skiing and my beginner wife had problems moving from the easy beginners slop up to the only blue/red run although this may have been due to the heavy slow fall. Mountain restaurants are excellent and great food and beer and the local white wine is great stuff. I would go there again but possibly stay in another resort in the Ski welt area with better access to the whole area
December 09, 2004
paul cawson from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
A picturesque resort the town being away from the ski area. A short bus ride to other resorts. The snow was poor when we were there but being grazing land it only needs a few inches of fresh snow to start the skiing again. Ski Instruction very good. The town had good night life but you did not see it unless you went looking. Also had a very nice public pool with outside hot tubs.
November 20, 2004
Reg Roberts from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I visited Soll for the first time in January 2004 with a group of friends and it is great,reasonably short flight,short transfer, it is 'chocolate box pretty ' the view from the top of the Hoh Salve mountain is worth the trip alone ,good intermediate skiing but take a day trip to Westendorf as well. For nightlife the Whiskey Muhle takes some beating along with some excellent restaurants cant wait to go back
January 14, 2004
Darren Murphy from Ski Ireland Ireland
Soll is a great place to learn to ski the instructors are very friendly and the slopes are laid out great.I'm going back in Feb and I cant't wait out of 9 lads going all of us have been to soll twice.The pubs and resturants are very friendly and access to other mountain runs are very good 9/10 for Soll.
November 24, 2003
Paul Wharrier from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Over the past 25 years I've stayed at or skied through through most of the European resorts including resorts that share trhe same skiwelt area as Soll. Having now found the 'perfect' resort i probably won't go anywhere else now and have been going there for the last six years. The snow may occasionaly be 'iffy', along with other low altitude Austrian resorts but the atmosphere is terrific and the people are incredibly friendly treating you like friends and guests rather than 'punters'. Whats more it is a very 'English' resort with most people speaking very good English. maybe sad but it helps to be able to do more than just communicate. I've naturally booked again for this season. But don't tell too many people about it!
October 05, 2003
rob from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I learn't to ski in Soll, and found the slopes, the town, and the people, so much fun and friendly, that i've been back year after year. The local mountain [Hohe Salve] and the rest of the Skiwelt, may not be for expert skiers, but for beginners, intermediates, and for many advanced it is the perfect destination.