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A hotel in Tyrol with long tradition

Our hotel in Tyrol looks back at a long history of several decades. Our Hotel Hochsölden [LINK Home] is the first hotel in Tyrol’s Hochsölden, the hotel village above Sölden. Serafin Gurschler, the grandfather of your host Christiane, initiated the construction of this extraordinary hotel in Austria as early as in 1933. One year later, the first guests arrived. Then, the arrival was very challenging because at the time, there was only one very steep trail, which served to transport hay and wood from the mountain top down to the valley. Nevertheless, the guests returned, again and again, because it was truly worth it: the panoramic views were incredible.

During the tumultuous years before 1945, only few tourists visited Sölden. The first lift from Sölden to Hochsölden was built in 1948. Then it was the longest lift in Austria and a real asset for our hotel in Tyrol. During times of crisis, when the lift operator risked to fall into bankruptcy, Hermann Gurschler, Christiane’s uncle, and other pioneers in tourism, took over the cable car. This is how, with a lot of invention and pioneering spirit, the Gurschler family helped to make of Sölden what it is today: one of the most popular winter sports locations in Austria.

1975 marked the resort’s final breakthrough: the German national skiing team came to train in Sölden. Sölden had established itself as a popular resort and ski destination number 1 in Austria. Today, Christiane runs Hotel Hochsölden together with her husband Uwe, carrying on her grandfather’s and father’s legacy. Today, passion and pioneering spirit are still the two most important values. Thanks to the professional and accommodating service of the Gurschler family and the entire team at Hotel Hochsölden, our guests keep coming back.

Your hotel in Tyrol right on the slopes

Our hotel in Sölden, Hotel Hochsölden, is located right on the slopes. Already our first guests appreciated this luxury, which is as appealing now as it was then. Ski holidays in Hochsölden mean: waking up early in the morning, helping yourself at the lavish breakfast buffet and then, without further detours, hitting the slopes! At our hotel in Tyrol you do without waiting times. While others are still waiting for the ski bus or lifts, you are already skiing over the perfectly prepared slopes. In the evening, when you are ready to head back home after an exciting day skiing or snowboarding, your way to Hotel Hochsölden is shorter than for most: one moment on the slopes, the next in the entrance hall of our inviting Hotel Hochsölden. Back at your room, slip on your swimwear and, before you know it, you are already at the spa oasis, diving into the heated indoor pool... relaxing in the Finnish sauna or Roman steam bath... cooling down in the Kneipp- or cold-water pool or letting off some steam in the open-air area. After some invigorating sessions of warm ups and cool downs, kick back on a cosy lounger in our relax room. Let your thoughts wander or plan the next adventures for your ski holiday in Sölden.

The Gurschler family: Christiane, Caroline, Herbert and Michael

Christiane Gurschler has run Hotel Hochsölden in Tyrol for many years. Her siblings Caroline and Michael are in charge of Hotel Liebe Sonne in Sölden centre and her brother Herbert manages the partnering Yellow Power ski school and the SunUp Sports shop. Here, you come across the same level of professionality and top quality and service as in all businesses of Gurschlers Sonne. Another benefit of a holiday at our hotel in Tyrol is that you also benefit of the attractive deals offered by the ski school and ski hire. Contact us at the front desk for further information; we are happy to help.

Hotel Liebe Sonne in Sölden is also proud owner of a Haflinger stud farm. If you are a horse fan, seize this opportunity and explore the incredible mountains of the Ötztal Valley on the sattle of a horse.

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