Cross-Country Skiing in Solda in the Stelvio National Park
Skiing around the Majestic Ortler Mountain
Overshadowed by the Ortler, the settlement of Solda/Sulden is one of the areas in the Alps blessed with ever-present winter snow. Getting an early start to the winter season enables athletes and competitive runners to prepare in good time, and even the more enthusiastic recreational cross-country skiers can make a head start. In early November, when normal hiking is still ongoing at lower altitudes on the green meadows, woods and fields, Solda is already preparing for the winter sports season. At altitudes of between 1,850 m and 1,920 m, the cross-country trails offer breath-taking panoramas and fresh mountain air. Beginners and seasoned sportspersons can choose their routes according to various difficulty-levels.
Not only does the winter season here begin earlier than elsewhere, but it also lasts longer. Solda offers numerous cross-country ski-trails throughout the winter season, which usually lasts until mid-April, the end of which is heralded with the appearance of the apple blossoms in the valley below.
An unusual feature of cross-country skiing in Solda is that the trails start right in the centre of the village, with its ski rental services also offering specialized equipment for cross-country skiers. Refreshment stops can be found at the end of the valley, at the Cevedale cable car and in the centre of Solda (Hartmann wine bar, Payer and many others).