Solda - Sulden

Solda - Sulden

Overall Rating

Solda - Sulden

Solda - Sulden3/51
Solda - Sulden3 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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  • Vertical (m)
    1,900m – 3,250m (1,350m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (11)
    3 Gondola/cable car
    6 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Late October to early May
    8:30am to 4:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 44km
    Longest run – 11 km
    Advanced - 28%
    Intermediate - 38%
    Beginner - 34%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 20/21
    Adult – €39.50 to 46
    Child – €24 to 28
    Child u/6yr - Free

    All multi-day tickets valid in Nauders, Schöneben-Haideralm (Belpiano), Watles, Trafoi, Sulden (Solda)
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Solda - Sulden - Reviews

Solda - Sulden - Reviews

Not Yet Sold on Solda

05/05/2020

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    5

Not Yet Sold on Solda

05/05/2020

After a tight winding drive up a pretty forested valley (reminiscent of driving up to a Canadian ski resort if not for a few super-tight sections through rural hamlets!) a surprisingly broad valley opens up from the village of Solda- Sulden ……. or is that Sulden-Solda ……. or just Solda for Italians & Sulden for South Tyrolean german speakers? The valley is splendidly surrounded on all sides by precipitous peaks eluding to the area’s 7 month plus long ski season. A ski area of 3 sectors, Solda has done its best to lift & piste connect the resort, but despite their efforts so far, the wide basin of the valley makes interconnections awkward at best. The disconnected main village doesn’t help it either.

Unlike many glacier-based ski resorts, Solda’s piste trails have a nice even spread for all abilities plus a handy mix of above & below treeline terrain. The weather was feral during our visit emphasising the benefit of below treeline lifts & terrain. The Rosimbahn terrain was pleasant but a little confuzzling where the number 16 intermediate trail (red), abruptly turns into an advanced trail (black), but then reverts to red again down lower - all with no option to get off! Fine for us, but should be marked black or red for its entire length - not both. Due to the weather, we never got to sample any off-piste at Solda. The terrain looks appealing, but the snow was wind impacted & avalanche risk was off the charts. A howling wind & zero visibility limited everything else, meaning our ski time was quite minimal. Of course, after pulling the pin, the cloud base lifted slightly, allowing at least a few photos from the valley!

Several of the lifts in the valley are ancient clunkers in need of replacement - a point seemingly understood by the reosrt. The old Kanzel double is slated to become a 10-seat gondola next season. A new project for the top of the old Langenstein chair for a new cable car to link up with a high ridge at 2,800m & provide runs back down to the main lift base below the glacier is a potential game changer for the resort.

Solda’s village is a modern resort style with a compact centre & the remainder spread along the 2km of road toward the gondola/cable car valley stations. The village feels a little soulless, but no doubt each of the major hotel complexes provide stellar facilities, possibly voiding the need for a vibrant town during a short stay. If only interested in a few days skiing at Solda, & one has your own transport, it may be a better option to stay elsewhere in the Val Venosta, like the atmospheric walled town of Glurns-Glorenza.

We have scored Solda the best we could, but feel we haven’t done it justice. Sadly, it didn’t leave us with much of an impression to want to come hurrying back. We will though! Our week in the Val Venosta was blighted by gloomy skies, high winds & lift closures, so maybe the vibe in Solda merely reflected our own - disheartened. Not the resort’s fault necessarily. A blue sky or fresh powder always changes perspective & we do think the region has huge potential for an amazing all-round European winter experience. Maybe next time the weather will play ball!

You can see our thoughts on the pros & cons on the Solda - Sulden overview page and also see our European ski resort ratings regarding how we score it compared to other skiing areas.