Soll- young beginners ski school?


Soll- young beginners ski school?

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GordonSam posted 04-Dec

Hi everyone- I am taking a family group to Soll in February.
In our group we have 3 young beginners aged 5,6 and 8 years old.
Obviously we want their first experience on the slopes to be the best it can be- does anyone have any tips for Soll - in respect of best ski school, activities etc
Many thanks

reply to 'Soll- young beginners ski school?'
posted 05-Dec

I'm assuming you have not been to Soll (or Skiwelt) before?
Soll is a fairly small village, so apart from skiing, there is not a great amount to do outside of your hotel. The reputation of being a party town is in the past as the locals have done their best to close down the 'Party' pubs and what they could not close, Covid took care of some others. That said, there are still some good apre spots remaining. I learned to ski before I ever went to Soll, but as far as I am aware there is only one ski school in Soll. If you are going with CrystalSki I recommend you book ski school, lift passes and any gear hire through them as it's sometimes cheaper and definately not more expensive than doing it yourself, plus it saves loads of bother. One advantage of the school is that the starter slopes are at the bottom of the mountain, so no lift pass required as long as they are on the starter slopes. Once they go up the moutain they will need lift passes.
For the adult skiers, the Skiwelt is a huge area and you will be kept busy all week exploring new runs.
Best advice I can give is take a look at the Skiwelt website. There is a wealth of info on there and lots of live webcams. Bear in mind when looking at the cams, the season has not fully started yet so most of the runs have not even been pisted yet. Many people also complain that the piste maps are hard to read due to the volume of runs and the fact a lot are behind the mountain on the other side from Soll.

I think there may be a small outdoor ice rink in the village and there are toboggan runs from the top of the gondola down to the village, however it is a really long, twisting and sometimes steep run, so not recommended for unacompanied minors.

Let me know if I can help further.
Skied: On snow, On water, On mud, On slush, On ice. Oh, and on a few dry slopes.

reply to 'Soll- young beginners ski school?'
posted 05-Dec

Hi DougR,
Thank you kindly for your feedback.
There are 10 in our family group-7 adults and the 5,6 and 8 year olds!
Six of the adults are experienced and some know Soll and the Skiwelt so ofcourse there will be a group of adults heading out each day to ski the fantastic array of runs the region provides.
A couple of us (we will probably rotate) will need to stay in or around Soll to look after the kids and ski when they can. The priority for the young ones is to give them the best possible experience both on and away from the slopes-various tuition/ski school options are advertised- I'm minded to go with the main ski school- but was keen to see if there were other recommendations?
We might also hop on a bus to Ellmau / Scheffau for a day out- I'll go on the Wilden Kaiser / Ski Wielt website,but was keen to invite comment from anyone who has a recommendation??
Thanks again DougR

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