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A wonderfully traditional Austrian hotel. You'll get a warm welcome here as you stroll in from the cold to be greeted by a modern reception area and very friendly staff.
The Tyrolean style runs throughout the hotel, from the dining room with its huge chunky beams and intricate wooden panelling to the small bar and its classic chairs and warm tones.
You're in a quiet but reasonably central spot so all the resort has to offer is not too far away. Söll's après is pretty buzzing and you have a good choice of live music and dancing-on-the-tables-in-your-boots kind of bars around. Or if you want a nice local red next to a crackling fire, they have that too.
And once you're done exploring the mountains for the day, return to the hotel for a soothing sauna and a revitalising meal to set you up for another day of your Austrian adventure.
Nearest lift: 1km
Tuition meeting point: 1km
Resort centre: 100m
Ski bus stop: Outside the hotel
Söll sits in a woody valley, one of many in the impressive 284km Ski Welt area in Austria. It's an impossibly pretty area with rolling mountains, snow-clad trees and chocolate-box buildings. Head to the top of the distinctive dome-shaped peak of the Hohe Salve mountain for some uninterrupted views across the craggy Wilder Kaiser ridges.
Intermediates, in particular, will love Söll as there are some many cruising slopes with challenging sections. That's not to say that beginners are left out; the foot of the slopes in Söll is made for novices thanks to a huge expanse of wide open, gently sloping runs.
The village is very traditional with an onion-domed church and more chocolate-box buildings. Over 284km of pistes, 90 hi-speed lifts and 77 rustic Alpine huts and après bars (that's about one every 3km) are waiting for you in this picture postcard area.
The après here is really buzzing après and gets going from about 3pm. It's a great atmosphere with hi-energy, fun Europop and plenty of dancing in ski boots!
Resort altitude: 703m
Skiing altitude: 620m to 1957m
Ski area size: 284km in the Ski Welt area
Number of runs: 279
Range of runs: 43% blue, 45% red and 12% black
Lifts: 20 magic carpets, 19 drags, 35 chairlifts and 16 cable cars
Night skiing: Yes (Wednesday to Saturday each week)
Cross-country trails: 196km
Snowmaking: 1700 snow cannons covering 229km
Resort bus: Yes
The half board is quite special at the Mödlinger. There's a buffet breakfast and five-course evening meal with choice of mains and a salad buffet and cheese board.
Once a week you'll be treated to a candlelit fondue evening which comes with a complimentary glass of house wine. If you're staying over Christmas and New Year, your festive meals will be included.
The 33 rooms are typically Austrian with cosy duvets, big pillows and views out across the snowy meadows of Söll.
Each has an Austrian twin bed and some also come with a sofa bed. For facilities, you have satellite TV, mini-safe, balcony (for your morning cuppa) and a bathroom with hairdryer, bath and wc.
Official rating: ***
Relaxing hotel bar with comfy seating
Tyrolean-style dining room
Large lounge with open fireplace
Wi-Fi in lobby and dining area
Free use of sauna
TV & video room
Lift servicing all floors
Departure airports: Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Salzburg
Flight duration: 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes