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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December 10, 2008
Simon Croxall from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I first went to Soell (Soll) in 1995 with a group of 7 back in the days of pub 15 "what a place" and returned for the next three seasons. By this time it was a group of nearly 30 friends whom had met in Soell (Soll) over the years. From 1999 till 2005 we decided to give some other places a try including Bulgaria, Andorra, Italy and France which all had their good and bad points but never came close to Soell (Soll) and the skiwelt so Jan 2005 we returned and haven’t looked back since as the Ski area is vast and find a new little gem every year and the nightlife is fantastic with live music every night and late night discos/clubs if you fancy it. But with all this going on Soell (Soll) has still managed to maintain its Austrian village feel with fantastic buildings, a wonderful gold clad church and scenery to die for. All in all Soell (Soll) is a great place to spend a skiing holiday with friends or family and I don’t think I will ever go anywhere else as it has it all.
December 10, 2008
Brian Kemp from Ski Austria Austria
Have skied in most of the countries in Europe but keep coming back to Soll. This year will be my 26th visit to this village. The skiing is dependent on the quality of snow but the Skiwelt area is so extensive there is always good skiing available somewhere and all the main runs are serviced with a large number of snow cannons.The village of Soll has a postcard quality and has a full range of activities to suit all ages. We have stayed on many occasions at the Hotel Greil in the village and cannot say enough to recommend a stay in this family run hotel
December 02, 2013
john Hellings from Ski United Kingdom 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.
January 12, 2019
Richard Brewer from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Been visiting Soll for many years and still love the varied pistes, stunning views and excellent food and drink. Totally recommend the Hotel Postwirt. Constant lift and snow-making investments recently have made this a very worthwhile resort to visit. Depending on conditions there are some reasonable blacks, good reds and an intermediates cruising paradise.
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))))
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.
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.
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!
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.
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