alan little’s weblog

Söll ☆

2nd January 2009 permanent link

Times visited:once
Last visited:December 2008
Rating:Don’t bother

Getting close to current snow conditions reports now. Last Sunday, anyway, and it hasn’t snowed significantly since.

“Don’t bother” for families with beginners and/or small children. Might be good for more proficient skiers – decent looking red and black slopes on the Hohe Salve.

Söll is part of “Skiwelt” (Ski World), Austria’s largest (but low-lying) interconnected lift area. We went there because it is the first village one reaches in the Skiwelt coming from the Autobahn. Mistake. Dark, cold north-facing slopes. Crowded: big queues for the lift to the one and only (short) easy, sunny blue slope. Connection to the better-looking other parts of Skiwelt only via red slopes unsuitable for beginners and small children.

Old, hard snow but good enough on most of the pistes higher up, although some valley runs still closed because not enough snow has fallen yet.

related entries: Snowboarding

all text and images © 2003–2009