Thanks to its glittering glacier and snowsure peaks, Soelden Austria lives for skiing from October through May. Perched in the high alpine above 3,000m, the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers roll out the white carpet of love with one of the longest seasons anywhere. We wouldn’t miss the annual party on the peak: the mens’ and ladies’ World Cup opening every October draws thousands of revellers and hard-core fan clubs from across Europe and beyond, for flag-waving, schnapps-sipping fun and games.

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Thanks to its glittering glacier and snowsure peaks, Soelden Austria lives for skiing from October through May. Perched in the high alpine above 3,000m, the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers roll out the white carpet of love with one of the longest seasons anywhere. We wouldn’t miss the annual party on the peak: the mens’ and ladies’ World Cup opening every October draws thousands of revellers and hard-core fan clubs from across Europe and beyond, for flag-waving, schnapps-sipping fun and games.

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Even if you haven’t seen the latest Bond film Spectre, you can ski right to its sexy 007 source. Director Sam Mendes loved filming on location in Soelden and having Ice Q as a setting – the gourmet mountain-top restaurant housed in a glass cube – was the icing on the baddie cake. Ride to your magnificent lunch table in the same gondola as Q and re-enact the crazy chase scene on the panoramic glacier road leading up to Rettenbach Glacier. For the perfect martini, we recommend the bar at the Hotel Central.

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Even if you haven’t seen the latest Bond film Spectre, you can ski right to its sexy 007 source. Director Sam Mendes loved filming on location in Soelden and having Ice Q as a setting – the gourmet mountain-top restaurant housed in a glass cube – was the icing on the baddie cake. Ride to your magnificent lunch table in the same gondola as Q and re-enact the crazy chase scene on the panoramic glacier road leading up to Rettenbach Glacier. For the perfect martini, we recommend the bar at the Hotel Central.

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The most beautiful ski route in the region comes with a sort of alpine stamp book: assessed by ski lift and teetering dramatically atop peaks of over 3,000m, the three dramatic BIG 3 viewing platforms form a triangular tour with a difference. Suitable for all levels, the BIG 3 platforms will save the tongue-twisting Gaislachkogl, Tiefenbachkogl and Schwarze Schneide in your heart and your memory cards forever.

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The most beautiful ski route in the region comes with a sort of alpine stamp book: assessed by ski lift and teetering dramatically atop peaks of over 3,000m, the three dramatic BIG 3 viewing platforms form a triangular tour with a difference. Suitable for all levels, the BIG 3 platforms will save the tongue-twisting Gaislachkogl, Tiefenbachkogl and Schwarze Schneide in your heart and your memory cards forever.

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High at the top of the Oetz Valley sits Obergurgl and its even higher linked-by-lift cousin Hochgurgl. No through traffic, quiet and charming with a clutch of excellent hotels… all these factors form a crucible for fabulous off-piste and renowned spring touring opportunities. Bit of a secret stash so you didn’t hear it from us.

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High at the top of the Oetz Valley sits Obergurgl and its even higher linked-by-lift cousin Hochgurgl. No through traffic, quiet and charming with a clutch of excellent hotels… all these factors form a crucible for fabulous off-piste and renowned spring touring opportunities. Bit of a secret stash so you didn’t hear it from us.

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Yes, we’re careful, cautious winter drivers but sometimes you just need to let ‘er rip. Do it at the world’s highest winter driver training area in Soelden. Guided by professional BMW instructors, you can slip, slide and step on it on controlled snow and ice tracks and narrow pass roads. Start your engines.

Yes, we’re careful, cautious winter drivers but sometimes you just need to let ‘er rip. Do it at the world’s highest winter driver training area in Soelden. Guided by professional BMW instructors, you can slip, slide and step on it on controlled snow and ice tracks and narrow pass roads. Start your engines.

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