Winter sports in the World Cup location

Happiness at 3,000m

You know the saying: a class of its own. That’s Sölden and you will find the special things you are seeking here. Both as the first person on the piste in the world’s earliest start to the season and on the 3,000m peaks.

Sölden is renowned across the world among winter sports fans and is associated in the same breath with the Schwarze Schneid, the longest valley descent in all of Austria at 15 km long and covering 1,970m of altitude for extreme fun! And while we are on the topic of superlatives, which make Sölden a real tourist magnet in the Alps, the BIG3 come to the fore - the three 3,000m peaks with cable cars which can be combined to form one of the longest ski circuits in the Alps. Over 50 km, three times a day, reaching over 3,000m - on the vantage platforms of the Schwarze Schneid (3,340 m), of the Tiefenbach glacier (3,307 m) and on the Gaislachkogel (3,048 m) where James Bond himself paid a visit. It’s great then that the winter season in Sölden is extra long, extending from October until May, with all this to explore!

Start out directly from The Secret

Access to the Gaislachkogelbahn gondola

Set out direct from THE SECRET! Gain an impression on e.g Google Maps: Simply cross the footbridge from the ski cellar and you will come to the valley station of the Gaislachkogelbahn. We call that ski-in, ski-out!


In 6.7 minutes, you can reach the middle station at 2,174m and after a further 5.5 minutes, i.e. 12 minutes in total, you will find yourself at 3,000m!

At the valley station of the Gaislachkogelbahn

Equipment hire and ski store

Gaislachkogelbahn: hire and sale of top equipment, service and ski storage option. If you wish to book online in advance, you can save money and precious time! All information about our partner Sporthütte Fiegl.

Even faster up into the mountains

Simply purchase ski passes from us

Your ski passes can also be purchased from us at the resort. Simply drop by the Welcome Desk. Guests wishing to purchase a discounted ski pass (children, young people, OAPs, disabled) are required to bring ID with them.

For all ages

Ski courses & ski school

We are happy to help you choose and book your ski course, private lesson or ski school for your children. Simply register in advance or drop by the Welcome Desk. Tip: Make a saving at the Ötztal  ski school when you book online and enjoy an even bigger saving when you book more than 14 days in advance of your course. 

Winter sport in Sölden

At THE SECRET, we love mountain adventures just as much as you do! Find out which adrenaline boosts we consider essential on skis and snowboards! Sharing and, above all, copying are to be encouraged!

The action competition for everyone

Adrenaline Cup

The Adrenaline Cup offers action-packed fun for all! eight fun disciplines await: giant slalom, speed, freeriding, carving, flight, slalom, BIG3 photo rally and mix race. It is about speed, jumping distance and as many lift journeys and photos as possible. With a bit of dedication you might secure yourself a place in the latest rankings!

Freestyle park and slope

AREA 47 snow park

Had enough of the well-prepared pistes? Then head off to the adventure playground - a world of snow and ice, the AREA 47 Snow Park at 2,450 m on the Giggijoch! Here beginners and experienced riders can embrace the fascination of freestyle along the kickers, rails, rox, wall rides and more. The fun slope is 680 m long and impresses with its waves, steep curves and a tunnel.

Simply dreamy - here up on top
Glacier skiing

Do you know what it feels like to be out and about on the glaciers, on the crystal-clear sunny mountains between 2,675 and 3,250m? You can glide over 20m2 of the Rettenbachferner and Tiefenbachferner glaciers with guaranteed snow. They are linked to one another via a tunnel.