My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Post in Vent from 03-10 MAR 2013. We snowboarded at Solden and Obergurgl/Hochgurgl. This is my second visit to the Otzal area in the past 10 years.
As far as the mountains go, I recommend parking at the Hochgurgl lot and exploring Obergurgl/Hochgurgl from there. Solden is far more crowded than it was back in 2003, so unless you're looking to party more than you are looking to ski, I wouldn't bother with more than one visit to Solden during your week. We never waited in a lift line for more than a few seconds at Obergurgl--the lines at Solden were much, much longer. The ski trails there were also littered with begginer skiers and boarders that made the riding much more dangeroous.
The hotel had fantastic food and excellent service--hat's off to Carolina and her husband for going above and beyond to satisy their guests. I can't compliment them enough on their attention to detail and spirit of hospitality.
Be aware that avalances on the long road out to Vent from Zwieselstein can cause lengthy delays--the road was closed from 11:00 am to about 6:00 pm, every day we were there. Melting caused huge slides to cover large portions of the road. It wasn't really a problem for us because we were out riding at other resorts during that time anyway.
Next time we plan to take our children and spend a few days freeriding in Vent (snowshoeing up and riding down). Some of our fellow hotel guests did nothing but ski tour in with a guide and from the photos they shared with us, it looked like quite an adventure.
I will definately return to the Hotel Post and one of my favorite places in the world-- the Otztal Valley.
Side note: I recommend flying into Innsbruck-- we didn't, we landed in Munich. The 4-hour drive to Vent was a bit much to handle after such a long flight. Innsbruck would have been much better.
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