The village, with its 3,500 inhabitants, is the melting pot of many nations and host to various diverse events. Have you seen or heard about the Ski World Cup Opening, Hannibal, the Electric Mountain Festival, ice Q, Adrenalin Cup, or the 3-S lift on the Gaislochkogl mountain at 3,048 m??? All of these events are happening at THE party-hotspot in the Alps.
Here at the rear of the Ötztal valley, entertainment plays a significant role in addition to myriad winter sports activities. With après ski fun, sports or music spectacles, it’s impossible to be bored in Sölden from October to the end of April. Thanks to the glacier ski-resort area on the Retten and Tiefenbach glaciers with guaranteed snow, the winter season starts at the beginning of October already in the Ötztal valley tourism metropolis. It all kicks off with the glacier’s opening, where the latest ski and snowboard models from the best-known brands can be tested to their limits. The Alpine Ski World Cup on the legendary slopes of the Rettenbachferner mountain take place at the end of October. During this event, international professional skiers will compete for first place for the first time in the new season.
You can sleep when you’re back home. At night, when the lifts in Sölden have come to rest, the hullabaloo is transferred down into the valley. The first step here in the Alp hotspot is, like everywhere, to meet for après ski. Regardless whether you take your skis or snowboard for one last ride down the mountain, or if you comfortably ride the gondola down – most winter athletes grab a drink with their friends after a day in the slopes. Then everybody heads back to rest, eat and get ready for a night out.
Katapult, Sölden’s largest nightclub, is located in the center of the party zone – just a few steps from the Giggijoch lift base station. We bring the international club feeling to Sölden’s nightlife, always following our motto: “We are the party!” Our self-made demands to be the best party central in Sölden is at least as high as the surrounding mountain. We have modeled Katapult after the most popular clubs in the big cities of Europe and on the party island Ibiza. So come and see for yourself, that while Katapult might be at the end of the Ötztal valley, it can hold its own against the metropolitan clubs when it comes to throwing a party.
No successful day skiing in the Ötztal valley would be complete without an après ski party. When it comes to finding the perfect spot, you and your friends have plenty of options. You can either choose to celebrate at one of the numerous huts on the mountainside or you can choose to join the party at one of Sölden’s many ‘umbrella’ bars. Fans of Micki Krause, DJ Ötzi and Co. know best: Changing clothes is taboo and dancing is at its best when surrounded by like-minded party animals.
But with so many choices in this Alpine hotspot, where does one begin? After all, there are as many so-called insiders’ tips as there are different tastes. Our tip: Give things a try and find out for yourself which location you and your friends like best. Select from cosy Alpine huts inside the ski resorts with panoramic views, or check out the nearest ‘umbrella’ bar next to the slope. Regardless of where you end your day skiing, there are endless possibilities to try out in Sölden: At the bottom of the Gaislachkogl slope, in Innerwald, near the Giggijoch or in the centre of town! No matter where you are, the next watering hole is never far. Thanks to the ski bus network, you’ll arrive comfortably back at your hotel or apartment. Enjoy a final nightcap in Innerwald and take the next shuttle bus into the city centre. Let the bus take you the final few hundred metres back into town from the ski resort into the valley.
After warming up with après ski, take time to regain your strength with a delicious meal, get dressed to impress, and head to Katapult to experience Sölden’s legendary nightlife hotspot. And don’t forget: “We are the party!”