Exclusive skiing fun. In the eternal ice.

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.

34.3 variety-packed kilometres of pistes. Eight 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

  • 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
  • 8 lift facilities – 3 gondolas, 1 chairlift, 4 T-bar lifts
  • 34.3 kilometres of pistes: 25 km blue, 5.4 km red, 3.9 km black
  • 3 restaurants on the glacier
  • Ski school & sports shops
  • Plenty of car parking for cars and buses
  • Free use of the glacier ski bus
Glacier ski area map
Best views
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 autumn

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.

Glacier opening

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.

Highlights on the glacier in spring

When the mountains shake

Winter Festival

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.

Ultimate Driving Experience

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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Adventure-filled moments

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