A relatively large, attractive village, Söll is part of the Ski Welt area - Austria's largest ski circuit. It has a charming village centre based around an onion-like domed church, and while it was once famed for being having the wildest après-ski scene around, today it has a good mix of lively nightlife and family-orientated fun. The resort sits in a sunny, protected basin at the foot of the Hohe Salve mountain near the German-Austrian border.
Both Söll and the wider Ski Welt area are mainly wide intermediate cruising terrain. The slopes are pastureland in summer, making their gentleness perfect for beginners as well. One of the best things about the huge ski area is the opportunity for confident beginners and intermediates to experience the joys of skiing to several different villages in one day. The super user-friendly ski circuit links the villages of Brixen im Thale, Ellmau, Going, Scheffau, Itter, Hopfgarten, Kelchsau and Westendorf (not linked), and offers 250 km of piste to discover.
There's a wide selection of good beginner runs right across the villages, and there are some steep black runs like the descent from Hohe Salve (1829 m). Experts will enjoy the ski touring and stunning scenery of craggy wilder Kaiser peaks and the Kitzbüler Alps, but there's not extensive highly challenging terrain or extensive off-piste to be tackled. The slopes are 1 km from Söll village, so you need to jump on a ski bus to get there - they can also get crowded at times.
The centre is pedestrianised, and dotted with attractive Tyrolean buildings. It has a buzzing village atmosphere with bars, club and pubs filled every night. The nearby village of Westendorf is a picture perfect alpine village worth visiting, and ice skating on the frozen lake Moorsee is breathtaking. With a well-respected ski school, beautiful scenery and relatively inexpensive pricing, Söll is a great resort for families, mixed ability groups, après-ski lovers and those on a bit of a budget.