Having been skiing for the past 20 years, working as a Travel guide and ski Instructor I can safely say , you've picked the right destination for skiing ! Nothing can compare to the the Austrian alps as they say " its the creme de la creme of skiing !" Not only that, were easily got to, with airports such as salzburg , Innsbruck, and munich all within an hour and a quarter away, meaning less time on transfers and more time to ski !
Please note that extras, such as lift passes, ski-equipment, and ski school can be organized at bergview haus as a service for our guests. Saving you time in queues and taking the hassle off your hands the first day. As part of our service at Bergviewhaus we take it on ourselves to organize your ski and snowboard equipment for when you arrive . With our guidance, we will make sure you have the right setup ready to tackle the slopes. We will also have your ski pass in hand, saving you the time of having to queue at the lift station on your first morning.At Bergviewhaus we only deal with the best local providers of equipment the resort can offer. With years of knowledge and a friendly, relaxed service, they will give you accurate advice and supply you with the best selection of ski and snowboard equipment, from the best brands around and the most innovative new products available.
With experience as a qualified Ski Instructor. Ski Lessons can be advised on and organized too.
Söll has an excellent ski school and gentle nursery slopes just on the edge of the village. The gondola system starts from here, taking improving novices up onto the Höhe Salve to enjoy several gentle slopes and incredible views. There is a lovely 2.5 mile 'family' run down through the trees back to the nursery slopes.
An excellent choice of blue and red runs to keep the intermediate happy. The Ski Welt area pass offers a superb choice of over 280kms of scenic runs connecting 90 lifts.
There is an amazing choice of long, well maintained slopes on the circuit. The back of Söll's Höhe Salve also boasts several hair-raising blacks, plus exciting off-piste to really test the expert.
Söll has a good attitude towards snowboarders. Freeriders should make a bee-line for the Höhe Salve. For those more concerned with jumping check out the half-pipe and snowboard park, or take yourself to the Westendorf area with its infamous freestyle park. Having picked soll as your destination you'll have notice we are very central in the ski welt area, which means you can ski from soll to a different village everyday.
Heres some advice to those taking ski-school Lessons. Skiing holidays are not cheap, but dont forget to make them worth while, by taking part in lessons ( one of the reason you are coming over "is to learn skiing" so for beginners it is advised to take lessons for 5 days 4hrs ( 2hrs morning - 2hrs afternoon)). This may seem like alot of time in lessons, but I can safely say this is needed if your a complete novice. This involves being in a group with everyone all at the same level. Plus its fun !
Well your time can be a little more flexible but dont forget , if your only skiing once or twice a year, it is worth going back into lessons to brush up on all the tips you may have forgotton. Not only that you get to see more and meet more skiiers of your own level. Alot of the Time our professional ski Instructors, whom may I say have excellent english speaking skills, will be only delighted to show you their mountains.
If for some reason you are not keen on the Idea of spending all day in lessons, our ski school have half day lessons for two hours, this only applies to Intermediates.
For advanced skiers , private tution can be organised , this tends to be more expensive , but if you are on holiday with members of your group whom have the same standard, then you can share the costs.
Having My Tyrolean ski-Instructing qualifications, and thought many to skiers over the years, I have advised and helped many skiers in the past. Knowing skiers and snowboarders demands, this service will be gladly passed on to all who stay at Bergviewhaus.
For Snowboarders , snowboarding is easier to pick up, especially if your balance is good. Beginner snowboarders tend to take 3 half day lessons. This Is normally enough to link your turns and be able to tackle the blue and sometimes the red runs, if your quick to learn.
If you have snowboarded before, and just want to brush up on your technic there are intermediate classes for 3 half days aswell. A private lesson is also not a bad option if you want to progress that bit quicker instead of having to be in a class.
Tuning up your rusted ski equipment
For all those skiers and boarders staying at our apartments, we have an overnight full ski and snowboard service available at cheap rates, along with various other discounted rates in our local ski-shop.We also provide a dry roomed ,ski locker service which takes the hassle out of carrying your equipment back and forward to the slopes every day ( This is a small fee of around one to two euros a day per person). Well worth it if you just fancy hitting the bars for apres ski without having to lugg your equipment around.