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Söll has long been a popular resort with British families and young people alike. The village is pleasant and friendly with some excellent après-ski venues, and there is a huge amount of terrain on offer. The resort is, after all, park of the extensive SkiWelt domain – one of Austria’s largest linked ski areas.

Söll caters especially well for intermediates in search of cruisy pistes, and there are some great beginner areas as well. While the village is quite low at 700m, the lifts run up past 1800m and the resort has hundreds of snow cannons. That said, destinations like St Anton offer greater snow reliability and more steep gradients for seasoned experts.

Söll has a pretty resort centre, however the ski lifts are a bus ride or a 15-minute walk away, which isn’t ideal for those with very small children. However, if this isn’t a problem, you can find excellent value holidays here. There are plenty of options for those on a budget, and all of our chalet and hotel options come with flights and transfers included from major UK airports and a good selection of regional ones.

Innsbruck and Munich are the closest airports: both are some 90 minutes from Söll. One can also fly into Salzburg, from which the resort is a 1-and-a-half-hour transfer away.
Despite its small size, Söll boasts an excellent après-ski scene with vibrant venues and lots of live music. You’ll find a great selection bars here, with a good number offering the typical Austrian table-top dancing and beer swilling that so many people love.

At the end of the day, après usually kick off on the mountain at Gasthőf Stockalm. Then, the bars at the foot of the gondola grow lively towards the late afternoon and inevitable table dancing kicks off at the raucous Moonlight pub.

The Hexenalm bar is located a short stroll from the gondola and is another popular spot for a drink to celebrate the end of an exciting day on the slopes. Other top establishments include the Red Horse Sports Bar – a British-owned pub with sports on the telly – and Whisky Muhle, which has live music most nights and a great steakhouse up top. When most bars close, Whisky Mule is where the party kicks on until the early hours.

For a more relaxed drink, the Hotel Austria has a bar that’s nice and cosy. Shulhaus and Bella Vita are lovely spots for quiet snifter, and the Rossini cafe is the place to go for delightful cocktails.
For non-skiers or visitors who just want to shake things up, Söll has some great activities sans skis.

Winter staples like tobogganing, hiking, snowshoeing, horse drawn sleigh rides and paragliding are all on offer here. It’s certainly worth exploring the beautiful neighbouring villages and resorts on foot: the Wilder Kaiser region offers 113km of winter walking trails across Sőll, Scheffau, Ellmau and Going. Each trail has been maintained to a high standard and are easy to follow. Maps are available at the tourist office.

There are plenty of opportunities to try paragliding here – and there are few things better than a bird’s-eye view of the stunning Alpine landscape at 1,200m. Fantastic paragliding flights are provided by Fly 2 Tandem Flights, and they offer a photography service so you never forget the experience. There’s also snow-tubing at Ellmau 3 times a week and a floodlit evening event until 10pm. The Wilder Kaiser region has roughly 14.5km of toboggan runs, many of which are floodlit at night including the Astberg-Ellmau-Going, the Steinacker in Scheffau and two toboggan runs from mid-station at Hochsöll to Söll.

A trip to the tourist office will offer lots of useful information on resort activities. Of course, you can also ask your dedicated chalet host or concierge.

Söll is home to a range of dining options, from Mediterranean dishes and pizza to traditional Tyrolean food.

There is a huge selection of on-mountain eateries in the SkiWelt area. Favourites include the chalet restaurants Tanzbodenalm and Rubezahlalm. On lower slopes, the Stöcklalm has a large sunny terrace and traditional Austrian interior – it’s very popular and highly rated for its friendly atmosphere. Hexenalm is another great bet, offering a wide range of food that’s great for families and groups of friends alike.

The best view can be appreciated from the lofty Hohe Salve, which sits at the top of the gondola at 1829m. If nothing else, it’s worth going there for the 360° views from Austria’s first revolving terrace. Portion sizes are generous and specialties include the owner’s sweet and savoury doughnuts.

In town, the best choices for eating out are generally the hotels, but there are a few good independent restaurants as well. The Dorfstubn’s restaurant plates up delicately prepared dishes in a traditional ambience – it’s a wonderful place to take the family. Another lovely spot with plenty of traditional Tyrolean charm is the Soller Stuben.

For a special meal with someone equally precious, two elegant establishments with excellent cuisine are the Bella Vita and Postwirt – the latter boasts centuries of history. If you have a gang of hungry friends in tow, Auf da Mühle (on top of the Whisky Mühle) serves filling dishes with Mediterranean and Asian influences.

Below, you’ll find just a few of the fantastic restaurants in Söll, as voted by our ski holiday experts.

Good for Couples

Bella Vita

Dorf 136


+43 5333 20360

Good for Couples


Dorf 83


+43 5333 5081

Good for Family


Familie Theresia Ager A-6306


+43 5333 5907

Good for Family

Soller Stube

Dorf 120


+43 5333 5360

Good for Friends


Dorfbichl 2


+43 5333 5705

The ski schools in Söll are widely praised, as are the childcare facilities.

Skischule Söll offers childcare for little ones aged 1-year-old and up. Their highly trained staff organise both indoor and outdoor activities, making it a hit with the kids. Parents with kids up to 2-and-a-half-years-old can also arrange dedicated in-house childcare through the ski school.

Near the gondola base station, the Söll Mini Club takes children from 3-years-old, and they are welcome to have their first try at skiing if they wish. Both half-day and full-day reservations are available.

Bobo's Children's Club, meanwhile, takes kids aged 5 to 15 and offers a skiing Merry-Go-Round and other fun games in a winter wonderland setting.

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