How to get to Solden from the UK.
You could fly to Innsbruck which is the closest airport but not if you want to get there direct from MAnchester. We found the best route was to fly to Munich and then drive - although the 4 hour drive each way was longer than I first thought. It's definitely a 4 hour journey by car (including a stop) from Munich airport. The timings to Innsbruck just didn't work out. We could have flown from London but that would have involved a 4 hour trip down the M6 and M1 and many British readers will understand when I say I would take the German autobahn over UK's crowded road network any day.
Between the mountains
There are not many ways to get to Solden, just drive yourself or take the bus.
During winter period there are many busses going there, so that is an easy and quick way to get there.
Other way is to fly to Innsbruck and take eaither bus to Solden or the train to Otztal Bahnhof and from there it is with the bus again. As you guessed, by train you can get as far as Otztal B., but then it is on with the bus.
Of course Sölden has got modern chairlifts and cable cars too, realy most of them are prety new. There are some 2 and 4 Person chairlifts and some chairlifts wich cary 6 persons. Some of the chairlifts have got "bubbles" wich can be put down in case of bad weather to protect you, lucky us we didn't need to put the bubbles down :)
Cable Cars and Chair lifts Old....
This is one of the oldest Chairlifts in Sölden, the Chairlift to Hochsölden. Its apparantly about 60years old.
Its only one person per chair and there is no footrest so you leave your feet hanging in the air, a funny feeling. Not very usual for skiing places is that you don't leave your skis on your feet but hold them when you are on the lift, wich makes geting on and off the lift lots of fun....
There are Skibusses in Sölden to get you to the Cablecars and back to your accomodation after Skiing.
You can use the Bus free as guest in Sölden.
The Busses run from about 8.30 in the morning until about 18.00. The Timetable ist displayed at every Stop.
- Skiing and Boarding