Ski & Snow

Snow-Update from the Heartbeat of the Alps

In the beginning of October, Mother Hulda visited Sölden for the first time this year and wrapped the landscape into a wintry dress.

We paid the glacier high above Sölden a visit and don’t want to withheld the stunning impressions of the last days from you – therefore lean back, enjoy and dream about your first skiing day!

Heading for the glacier

Gampe alp

The snowfall of the last couple of days partly reached even the bottom of the valley. The Gampe alp, situated on 2.000 meters above sea level, photographed from the glacier road, presents itself in a fall-winter dress.

Verschneite Gletscherstrasse - Sölden, Ötztal, Tirol
Wintry mood on the way up to the Rettenbach glacier © Ernst Lorenzi
Heading for the glacier

View onto the Rettenbachferner glacier

Winterwonderland already in October! Shortly before arriving on the glacier, we take a short break to enjoy the view of the snow covered Rettenbach glacier – WOW.

Weltcup Hang einen Tag vor der Abnahme - Sölden, Ötztal, Tirol
This week, the World Cup slope on the glacier got the nod from the International Skiing Federation
© Ernst Lorenzi
On the glacier

Perfect conditions

Bluebird and fresh snow, what more could a skiing enthusiast want? The snowfall of the last couple of days, combined with low temperatures, add up to ideal course conditions.

On the glacier

Slalom course

Numerous international training teams utilize the perfect course conditions to prepare for the upcoming winter.

Weltcuphang mit Karleskogl im Hintergrund - Sölden, Ötztal, Tirol
The World Cup slope in the foreground, the Karleskogl mountain in the background © Ernst Lorenzi

Images: Ernst Lorenzi (10), Michael Maier (1)


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Author Benni

When it comes to activity and motion, Benni pricks up his ears! He is a passionate snowboarder, mountain biker, climber & hiker and he knows no better playground for outdoor sports than the Ötztal. He is not the type to sit still - therefore Benni can be often found on the valley's most exciting bike trails and pristine powder snow slopes.

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