Sölden is to host the "Wine on the Mountain" event for the 10th year running. Fans of wine, food, and skiing will congregate at the five-star Central Spa Hotel Sölden April 28 to May 1.
Vintners will present their best wines with tasting events and information on the history of wine-growing in the region. There's also a cultural fringe programme hosted by a number of artists.
Martin Sperdin, restaurant manager at the Central Spa Hotel Sölden, says, "Enjoy tastings from multi award-winning wineries including Lodovico Antinori and Peter Sisseck in the unique setting of Ötztal's mountain world and let chef Gottfried Prantl (2 toques) and well-known guest chefs spoil you with their culinary creations."
The final day of the Wine on the Mountain event (May 1) also happens to be the last day's skiing of the season.
Sölden's 148 kilometres of slopes are accessed via 34 state-of-the-art ski lifts and gondolas, with a total capacity of 70,000 people per hour. The ski area is set between 1350 and 3340 metres, including two glacier ski areas - Rettenbach and Tiefenbach.
With a total length of 15 kilometres, the ski route from Schwarze Schneide at the Rettenbach Glacier is the region's longest ski trail featuring a 1880-metre elevation change.