Exclusive skiing fun. In the eternal ice.
THE GLACIER SKI AREA OF TYROL
Glaciers are not just the greatest freshwater reservoirs in our realm – they also guarantee pre-winter ski fun in the lofty heights. And are top-notch viewing platforms for all those who want to tackle them.
Skiing in the autumn and spring. Summit spectacle. Event magnet and sporty all-rounder – the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers are particularly inspiring. Moving natural force, eternal ice and first class
winter sport – brought together into one of the biggest interconnected glacial areas in Austria.
34.5 variety-packed kilometres of pistes. Ten state-of-the-art ski lift facilities. Venue for the FIS ski world cup opening event. And of course an exclusive extension to winter for your holiday in Sölden. Easy to get to by car or bus via the highest panorama road in the East Alps – just 14 km from Sölden.
A wonderful fore-taste
Facts & figures about the glacier ski area of Sölden
Glacier ski area map
- Rettenbach glacier (2675 – 3250 m)
- Tiefenbach glacier (2795 – 3249 m)
- Connected to both glacier ski areas by the only glacier ski swing in the Alps
- 10 lift facilities – 3 gondolas, 2 chairlifts, 5 T-bar lifts
- 34.5 kilometres of pistes: 25.4 km blue, 5.4 km red, 3.7 km black
- Restaurant on the Rettenbach glacier (seats 500)
- Restaurant on the Tiefenbach glacier (seats 600)
- Ski school & sports shops
- Plenty of car parking for cars and buses
- Free use of the glacier ski bus
Glacier feeling at 3250 metres
What for many is pure thrills, is the ultimate hit for others – a steel, glass-lined footbridge which juts out 20 m above the 60 m chasm below and is fixed to a 15 m high pyramid using steel cables. Will you look down?
Viewing highlight at over 3340 metres
Natural platform - Schwarze Schneid
360° panoramic view to countless peaks. Re-energise and gather your thoughts. The circular platform set into the snow on the summit made out of larch wood and the energy pyramid in the centre, invites you to gaze in wonder.
Glacier highlights in the autumn
WE GET THE GLACIER SHAKING
Time for the best of the best
Ski World Cup Opening
The start of winter is brought forward in Sölden – every year at the end of October. The ladies open the race season on Saturday with the first giant slalom race. On Sunday the men then show what they’re made of in a classic-speedy manner – with applause from lots of spectators. Be there when the stars of alpine ski racing make the Rettenbach glacier their celebration area and celebrate the official opening of the World Cup.
To the World Cup spectacle
Winter starts. Right now.
Whereas in Sölden autumn is still painting the landscape, ski and snowboard enthusiasts are already out on their boards on the sun-drenched pistes at the beginning of October. On the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers winter starts early. As well as fantastic snow and a unique variety of pistes, guaranteeing panoramic views, a unique programme awaits all winter fans – free ski & snowboard test of the very best brands, live DJs on the Rettenbach glacier and après-ski parties in Sölden‘s most sought-after locations.
Experience the future in consummate form
European Test & Exhibition centre
Newly released from the manufacturing hubs of the top international brands – in the European Test & Exhibition centre on the Rettenbach glacier and the Amer-Station you get to test out the hottest equipment for the forth-coming season before anyone else. The latest boards, high-tech equipment and the very latest ski models. Visionary. Progressive. Pioneering. The glacier ski area in Sölden in Austria is the only one in the world which has a test centre for all the leading winter sports equipment manufacturers.
Highlights on the glacier in the spring
SPRING IS HOT. AND STAYS WINTRY.
When the mountains shake
Maxxx Mountain Glacier Festival – 23 to 24.04.2016
Top acts and fantastic DJs on the Rettenbach and the Tiefenbach glaciers. Maximum volume. Dance and party atmosphere at the climax of the imaginable. The legendary end of the season brings together action-packed highlights like the Skidoo & snow groomer rides with spectacular shows & parties. And the exciting ski & snowboard tests really gets you in the mood for the next season in Sölden – the ski hub in the Alps.
The biggest contemporary performance
The glacier show Hannibal
The historic triumphal march of the famous general, Hannibal, is a strategic historical masterpiece. The 500 participants in the glacier show HANNIBAL even eclipse the fantastic coup of the Carthaginians. When show groomers become elephants, base jumpers, planes and helicopters populate the skies and skidoos, paragliders and skiers do battle with gravity on the Rettenbachfern, 3000 m above the sea, you cannot fail to be amazed. Up to 8000 spectators experience the multivisual spectacle every year and experience exceptional choreography, which even includes an avalanche. Date: April 2017
Ultimate Driving Experience
BMW SNOW & ICE TRAINING
Brave the ice
Alpine driving experience
No, this is not the set of a promotional film for the latest BMW models. This is pure reality. Snow-covered pistes, narrow passes and glassy ice surfaces. Your heartbeat is drowned out by the roar of engines and the squeaking of tyres. Experience driving action à la James Bond. Go by what you feel – and the advice from your professional driving instructor. The BMW Driving Experience is an adventure-packed combination of safety training and incomparable driving fun on the highest winter training terrain in the world. In Sölden of course.
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