Winter activities at the Ortler and skiing in the ski area Sulden

Winter fairy tale at the Ortles ski arena

Whizzing downhill on skis, moving effortlessly along the cross-country trails, snowshoeing on fresh snow in an unspoiled setting. The high alpine mountain world of Solda leaves nothing to be desired. Every winter sports person can live their passion and enjoy the imposing world of the glaciers in their own way.

On your skis, ready, set, go …

The village of Solda is located in the centre of the Stelvio National Park and is one of the most snow-reliable ski resorts in South Tyrol. From our hotel you have direct access to 44 kilometres of ski slopes. The three ski resorts Orso, Pulpito and Madriccio can easily be reached by foot or with the free skibus. The bus stop is in front of our hotel.
The ski slopes of Pulpito and Orso are for experienced skiers. The slopes from Madriccio are perfect for beginners to practise as well as for deep powder snow freaks and advanced skiers. If it is your first time on the skis, you can find two ski lifts at the valley bottom to practise your skills. Snowboarders can find a boardercross slope in the open country of Madriccio glacier.

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Follow the track of nature

For all fans of cross country skiing there is a varied high altitude trail, just across the valley bottom of Solda. In passing you can see the stunning glacier panoramic view and enjoy untouched nature. The natural snow trail is 7 kilometres long and illuminated at night. The track is also homologated for international competitions.

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Attention sledging fans

Trudge uphill, sit on, drive downhill: Snow-blanketed paths, child-friendly and safe descents into the valley, and extraordinary views of the surrounding snow-capped mountain peaks await sledding enthusiasts at Solda. The whole family will enjoy a very special sledging experience here, immersed in nature and surrounded by snow.


Unforgettable moments on the snow

In the wildly mountainous landscape of Solda with its three-thousanders you can find some of the best ski touring routes of the Alps. Demanding summit goals are waiting for experienced ski mountaineers.

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Magical winter walks

Enjoy a hike in the forests covered with deep snow and let the quiet of nature work on yourself. Solda has a 12 kilometres long panorama trail, which is well signposted and an ideal walk for the whole family.

Snowshoe hikers can find a good network of well-marked paths, mountain trails and remote forest paths. You can explore and discover the area on your own or with a mountain guide.

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Have your pick and crampons ready

Ice climbing is a special discipline of alpine climbing. Frozen waterfalls or artificial ice towers are an adventurous playground for experienced alpinists as well as for beginners. The climbers use crampons and a special pickaxe to climb the ice. You can find an ice tower next to the indoor tennis centre at Solda, but also the frozen waterfall “Legerwand” close to the middle station of the cable car is a great spot to start your adventure. Get the best tips on how to use your tools from the local mountain guides.

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Sliding across the winter wonderland

A trip on the horse-drawn sleigh through the snowy Solda valley is an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. From Christmas to Easter, you can wrap up in warm blankets and glide with the horses quietly on the snow-covered trails of the valley while you enjoy the fantastic winter scenery.

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