When I took off my dancing ski boots earlier this year it was only for a rest to pick up again next year for a little Soll Music.
Skiers with more snow on their boots than this Bambi on Ice will tell you the Austrian resort is right up there for apres-ski.
And at the centre of that when I put down skis on the Austrian Alps is Alex Johnson.
Alex would outpace the Duracell Bunny with his stamina, eating up the powder by day and belting out the tunes at night.
Your moolah at the Muhle
All at the place to be seen and sing in Soll, the Whiskey Muhle.
The Whiskey Muhle, as you’ll probably have figured by its spelling is an Irish hangout.
And it’ll be bouncing for Soll Ski and Rock over two split weeks next year, January 7-14 and March 11-18.
Soll is at the heart of the Ski Welt, one of Austria’s largest interconnected ski areas.
As well as winter hiking trails, tobogann runs, sleigh rides, cross country skiing, night skiing, and many other winter activities.
The Kaiser of the slopes
The SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental has been running for 45 years.
With nine valley resorts including Soll, 83 modern lifts, 270km of pistes and more than 80 mountain huts.
Soll prides itself too with its proximity to another musical Austria.
An Austria of Mozart and the Von Trapps in Salzburg.
Gigs will take place in Soll, on and off the mountain with international and local bands.
Some of whom who perform in Soll all season long.
You’re having a giraffe
We’re intrigued too here by the Ski Safari in both January and March.
So we’ll expect plenty of giraffes and monkeys on the slopes!
And leprechauns on St.Patrick’s Day Parade, of course, like we saw when we visited in March!
Greene for go
Irish radio station 2FM will be there to keep the party going.
With DJ Jenny Greene doing an Apres Ski on the slopes on January 9.