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16 October 2018.

Soll, Skiing & Snowboarding

Soll is the central resort on the Ski Welt circuit, one of Austria’s largest linked ski areas. Nine separate villages provide access to the ski arena that spans the Hohe Salve Mountains that protrude from the valley floor in between the Wilder Kaiser Mountains and the Kitzbuheler Alps. Two of the villages Westendorf and Kelchsau are not linked by lift although they are easily reached by bus.

Although the skiing can be extensive – due to its relatively low altitude the area can fall victim to warmer winter weather. However, that said the area has one of the most extensive snow making systems in Austria. This helps provide a descent covering of the artificial stuff as long as it remains cold. Another plus is that most of the riding is below the tree line so in bad weather you benefit from the protection afforded by the forest.

When conditions prevail the area is suitable for riders of all ability but particularly good for early intermediates and improvers who will find they can roam everywhere with relative ease.

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Beginner

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High quality instruction coupled with ideal easily accessible beginner terrain makes Soll an excellent location for budding skiers and snowboarders. In no time at all you should be winging your way down from higher up the mountain.

Intermediate

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For intermediates it’s time to explore. Feel free to roam all over the Ski Welt on the numerous blues and reds taking in a different village each day or see how many you can get round in one.
The villages of Westendorf and Kelchsau which give access to further skiing and snowboarding cannot be reached by slope alone. However both can be reached by taking a short bus ride from the village of Hopfgarten for Kelchsau and from Brixen for Westendorf.

Advanced

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Advanced riders will find challenges both on and off-piste. Several black runs are found throughout the area, one or two being pretty long. Most off-piste routes are easily accessible and relatively safe as long as you heed any warnings. The best of these are found in the Westendorf sector. To be sure of finding the most exciting off-piste routes it’s always worth hiring a guide and taking advantage of their local knowledge.