2km vertical, twin glaciers & après from the top table. Sölden is one of the leading corporate ski event destinations in Austria, with epic, high-altitude skiing, serious après ski & a range of fantastic dining and event activities.


Sölden has 2 glaciers, a superb, big ski area beneath them, some of the best après ski in the world, a ski-in, ski-out ski holiday resort at Hochsölden and a resort that is large and well equipped – the ski resort of Sölden is one of the very best around for corporate ski events.

The FIS traditionally open the ski race season on the Sölden glaciers in October and the season on the glaciers runs until early summer, ideal for early winter / Christmas events, as well as corporate ski trips in April.

Aside from the world beating après ski, Sölden boasts fine dining and a 3000m+ wine cellar at the IceQ restaurant, the highest in the Alps. Just south of the Sölden is one of the best spa complexes in the Alps, and there are a range of fantatsic hotels with luxurious spas.

Corporate ski event activities include tandem paragliding, ice driving, snowshoe hikes, and the fantastic Electric Mountain Festival music extravagnza. Sölden consistently delivers incredible corporate ski events on the towering peaks of the southern Ötztal.


Facts & figures

  • Resort: 1377m
  • Top lift: 3249m
  • Lifts: 34
  • Season: Oct – June
  • Inhabitants: 4200

Airport transfers

  • Innsbruck | 52 miles
  • Friedrichshafen | 132 miles
  • Salzburg | 163 miles
  • Zürich | 176 miles
  • Munich | 179 miles


  • Après ski
  • Spa
  • Mountain dining
  • Electric Mountain Festival


  • Ski-in, ski-out accommodation
  • Twin glaciers
  • FIS race course


The skiing in Sölden is spread over two mountains that are separated by the Rettenbach valley and then additionally there are 2 glacier skiing areas beyond this. All the skiing is lift-linked and the ski area features circuits to take in the best of the skiing and snowboarding in Sölden.

Lower down there are wooded ski pistes directly above Sölden whilst the ski-in, ski-out resort of Hochsölden is above the tree-line. Corporate ski events invariably have mixed ability clients and Sölden offers great beginner skiing around Giggijoch and intermediate terrain in much of the rest of the ski area, including the glaciers.

The ski area around the Giggijoch mid-station is well equipped, featuring several high capacity ski lifts and a ski area that offers wide and gentle ski pistes, ideal for beginners and early intermediates. This is also the route for accessing the twin glacier skiing areas.

The ski pistes around Hochsölden offer some of the steeper skiing and snowboarding in Sölden whilst intermediates will find endless intermediate ski pistes throughout the ski area. One particular highlight for those on a corporate ski trip is the IceQ restaurant, the highest in the Sölden ski area, offering superb views from an architectural masterpiece – there is also the highest wine cellar in Austria.


soelden iceq restaurant

IceQ restaurant

Stunning architecture clinging to the rocks at over 3000m. Fine dining and accessible on foot by gondola.


People around an umbrella après ski bar at night.

Après ski

Pack the aspirins – Sölden is one of the powerhouses of après ski, with excess on and off the mountain.


soelden FIS

FIS season opening

The first race of the calendar is a great spectacle with incredible racing and a whopping post-race party.



There are a few distinct areas of Sölden. The main resort runs north to south along the main road and river. The majority of the entertainment and hotels are located here, as are the ski lifts that access the twin mountains above Sölden. Innerwald is a settlement just above Sölden which is connected by a short funicular and offers ski-in, ski-out accommodation, easy access to the resort amenities, and some great early evening après ski.

Much higher on the mountain is Hochsölden which is a totally ski-in, ski-out resort which is connected to Sölden down in the valley by a steep road and ski pistes. At 2090m Hochsölden offers a real alpine feel in the serenity of the peaks.

Sölden itself is a lively resort with numerous après ski spots that throng throughout the early evening. As well as the après ski, Sölden has a large leisure complex, an excellent spa complex nearby and some great dining options. Sölden itself is a lively resort with numerous après ski spots that throng throughout the early evening. The main street is alive with après ski during the winter season, a must for the majority of corporate ski trip briefs.

As well as the après ski, corporate ski event attendees can enjoy some excellent dining experiences as well as possibly the best spa in the Alps – the Aqua Dome, located just north of Sölden.


High on the list of most corporate ski event briefs is après ski and Sölden is at the top of the pile for this distinguished pastime. Sölden après ski starts for many in one of the numerous mountain huts which line the ski pistes back to the resort. The huts feature outdoor terraces and remixed euro-pop is often audible from mid-afternoon for passing skiers and snowboarders.

In Sölden itself the resort throngs with après ski during peak times with indoor and outdoor bars lining the main street in Sölden.

Sölden hosts events throughout the season and they start with the opening FIS ski race on the Sölden glaciers in October. These events are very well supported by local après ski revellers, whilst New Year sees one of the biggest parties in the Alps. More refined indulgence is offered as well with several wine cellars offering tasting; one of which is located at over 3000m.


There are some excellent meeting venues both in Sölden and on the mountains. Several quality design hotels can accommodate meetings in superb surroundings and skiing & meeting schedules can be easily incorporated. There is the possibility to combine a seminar into a spa day just south of Sölden, again in exquisite surroundings.

Opened in 2020, the Gurgl Carat conference centre in Obergurgl, just a few minutes south of Sölden offers some of the most striking and impressive conference facilities in the Alps – they are also the highest!

On the mountain, there are numerous locations to meet formally or for a more relaxed dining experience. The lookout platform on the Tiefenbach Glacier with its precipitous drops and remarkable views is a must visit feature for any group and offers great opportunities for team photos.

Ice driving, tandem paragliding and team building glacier safaris are all possible to incorporate into a meeting schedule.


Just a quick note to thank you for making arrangements for us all.  Needless to say we had a fabulous few days in Sölden and everything went like clockwork. Superb job as usual.

Trip planner, Industry Association Group, London, UK.
March 2016, 25 guests

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