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Solda (Sulden) Ski Area

A unique glacier ski area in a national park

Solda is located amidst the Ortler Mountains in Stelvio (Stilfser Joch) National Park. The glacier ski area offers 44 km of slopes for experienced skiers and other winter sports enthusiasts. A total of fourteen 3,000-metre-plus peaks frame the vast glacier beneath Mount Ortler.

The high Alpine ski area of Solda, which has excellent snow coverage, is open six months a year. In addition to numerous runs for skiers, including deep-powder slopes for extreme skiers, freeriders and telemark skiers, there is a fun park with half pipe and boardercross for snowboarders and freestylers. Solda offers ski tours in the high mountain areas of 3,000-metre-plus peaks well into spring for those who just can’t get enough of Mother Nature.

Despite its popularity, Solda is a place where the old traditions are still very much alive and well. A second home to Reinhold Messner, Messner Mountain Museum Ortles has been located here since 2004.

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Season: 10/24/2015 – 5/1/2016
Opening hours: 08:30 – 16:00
Elevation: 1900m - 3250m
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    Ski mountaineering enthusiasts will find plenty of options at the glacial Solda Ski Area: there are tours through forests and desolate countryside to be enjoyed and free descents through deep snow to be mastered. Fans of the sport will find ideal conditions at Solda, especially during the spring.

    The Suldenspitze Peak tour, which reaches an elevation of 3,376 metres, is particularly noteworthy. The tour takes about 3 ½ hours and requires about 800 metres of altitude differential to be covered. At the summit, passionate ski mountaineers are rewarded with a magnificent view over the Alps, Monte Cevedale, and Königsspitze Peak.

    Information about the Suldenspitze Peak tour:
    Starting Point/Elevation: summit station of the Solda cable car 2,610 m
    Level of Difficulty: intermediate
    Route: across Solda glacier
    Altitude Differential: 917 m
    Duration of Tour: 3 hours, 30 minutes
    Length of Tour: 2.5 km
    Exposure: northwest

    Ortler Alpine School offers guided tours up the Suldenspitze Peak every day. For those who want to explore South Tyrol’s mountains on their own, we highly recommend that you check the current snow and avalanche conditions on-site before setting off.
    www.provinz.bz.it

    For more information about Ortler Alpine School
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    Skiing is something that is best learned sooner rather than later. So even pint-sized skiers can practise their carving under the watchful eye of the experienced caregivers of the Yeti Club ski kindergarten at Solda Ski School. A member of the Specialised Children's Ski Schools of South Tyrol, Yeti Club has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval by the Südtiroler Skischulen (South Tyrolean Ski Schools) association. Criteria for the designation include up-to-date ski lessons, a specially purposed ski kindergarten with playground in the snow, modern lifts, and special learning materials. The mascot Yeti accompanies the children in all of their snow activities, leading them through their day and providing assistance.

    Information:
    Daily ski lessons Mon − Fri from 10:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., followed by customer service until 4:30 p.m. All those hungry little tummies are also well provided for: a morning snack, lunch, fruit, and drinks are served.

    More information about Solda Ski School

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    Ploughing through virgin snow or a summit descent through deep snow: these pleasures are the be all and end all for freeriders, backcountry skiers, and snowboarders. At the glacial Solda Ski Area, freeriding enthusiasts will find challenging off-piste runs that are perfectly suited to them. All of the off-piste runs are accessible via the lifts in Solda; short additional ascents are required in between. Most of the free-terrain options are advanced runs. A highlight for the freeriding scene is the deep-snow run leading all the way from Punta Beltovo (Schöntaufspitze) Peak at an elevation of 3,250 metres to the valley station at 1,900 metres. Every year, this is also the setting for the spectacular Freeride Hero race (next date: March 2013).

    The groomed runs of the glacial ski area also have plenty to offer. Among the best known are the panoramic Gran Zebru, the ungroomed Hochleiten downhill run, and the narrow and challenging Kanonenrohr (lit: Canon Barrel).#

    More information about the Freeride Hero race
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