Skiing in Sölden
In Sölden, winter sports enthusiasts, and especially skiers, get their money’s worth. From the Hotel Garni Maria Theresia it’s only a few minutes’ walk to the Giggijoch Valley Station, where you can travel to the ski area at record speed. The Sölden ski area comprises 144 kilometres of slopes, 2 glacier ski areas, 31 modern lifts, 3 accessible three-thousand-metre peaks and well over 30 alpine huts and restaurants - from rustic to upmarket. Once a week you can even experience the fun of skiing at night - at the legendary night skiing event (“Nachtskilauf”). And for those who still can’t get enough - all 6-day ski passes are also valid in the Gurgl ski area, where more kilometres of slopes await. Snow is guaranteed until well into spring, and the season starts on the glacier as early as October.
Winter activities off the slopes
Since 2019, the “Stiegele” toboggan run has offered over 7 km of tobogganing fun, from the Gaislachkogl Middle Station down into the valley. Other toboggan runs can be found at selected alpine huts in the area - such as the Stallwiese Alm on Sölden’s quiet side. A winter hike through woods and meadows up the mountain, and then, after a stop for refreshments, whizzing down into the valley on a toboggan. Cross-country skiing in the Ötztal Valley is also just as sporty and no less idyllic. In Sölden there is a manageable but promising network of cross-country ski trails - that start in the immediate vicinity of the Hotel Garni Maria Theresia. There are (high-altitude) cross-country ski trails in Zwieselstein, 5 km away, or heading out of the valley at the Cross-country Centre in Längenfeld. Sölden’s ice skating rink is located at the Gaislachkogl Valley Station - approx. 1.5 km from the accommodation. Perfect for poor weather or as an evening option after a day on the slopes.
Relaxing in the Ötztal
The AQUA DOME thermal spa in Längenfeld is 12 km away - just a few minutes’ drive from the Hotel Garni Maria Theresia. 2,000 m2 of water surfaces await you here, with 12 indoor and outdoor pools with 34-36° Celsius water, activity pool, children’s area with water slides, brine pool and much more. There is also a sauna area with 7 saunas, spa and fitness as well as several indoor relaxation areas and outdoor sunbathing lawns. And at the Freizeit Arena Sölden, which is within walking distance, there is an indoor adventure pool with sauna, steam bath and solarium.