Sw Ski Sweden

It’s a little known fact to those who ski Sweden that the northerly European country has one of the largest counts of ski areas for anywhere in the world – with some 500 ski hills – albeit 95% of them small, single rope tow hills, next to villages across the country.

However the country is home to several internationally famous Swedish ski resorts, including the World Alpine Skiing Championships resort of Are-Duved (Åre), the most popular of the nearly 1,000 ski resorts and hills of Scandinavia, and Riksgränsen up 200km within the Arctic Circle where the lifts don't open until February but keep running well in to June, for skiing and boarding under the midnight sun from late May, and affordable heli-skiing. This is where many die-hard skiers and boarders, who can’t accept that winter must end, head for each April.

There’s a very long history of cross country skiing in Sweden just as in the other Scandic nations, with old skis dating back more than 4,000 years old preserved in bogs. Downhill skiing has also been possible here as long as the sport has existed.

Swedish ski resorts also have both the advantages and disadvantages of other Scandinavian skiing nations - short cold days in midwinter (there is a lot of floodlighting of pistes to compensate for this), balanced by long days from April to June as the season stretches on when the snow has long gone from the Alps and the Rockies. Many of the world's top skiers head to Sweden at that time.

On the slopes there’s a predominance of small ski hills with small verticals and mostly short easy runs served by drag lifts rather than chair or gondola lifts except at the big resorts like Are.

Sweden’s ski resorts are also known for being particularly family friendly however, which includes free skiing for children up to age 7 or 8 in some resorts, friendly and relaxed child care and ski school and high safety standards on the slopes.

There's also the reputation for high prices, which is no longer really true compared to the Alps or Rockies, except in the case of alcoholic drink, which is expensive. Many of Sweden's top resorts have long histories and have developed in a similar way to the classic Swiss ski centres. Other well known centres such as Sålen and Funåsdalen offer similar expanses of terrain, although most are actually made up of numerous small areas.

There are also unique experiences such as the Storlien Mountain Resort hotel which has its own lifts as well as a vast array of non-ski alternatives on offer, all delivered from a setting of timeless ambiance.

Riksgransen, Are and other famous resorts have been rail-linked for a century or more, and it is a Swedish ski tradition to climb on to trains equipped with restaurants, discotheques, sleeping cars and play rooms in Stockholm in the evening and party north overnight to the ski centres.
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Sweden: latest snow conditions round-up


NORWAY/SWEDEN Monday 27th of March was a day of varied conditions in Scandinavia. The sun was shining in Lillehammer (50/110cm) where there was plenty of good late season skiing to choose from. Over in Hemsedal (68cm) there were a few more clouds, but the skiing is still very enjoyable. Conditions lower down soften up as the day goes on. In Sweden, it was a miserable day in Are (78cm), where visibility was affected by the cloud and fog but it was a different story in Salen (88cm) where it was a predominantly sunny day. Spring conditions are creeping in in both resorts.

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Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Sweden. Fresh snow is forecast at 21resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 1 are reporting good piste conditions.

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Ski resorts of Sweden, alphabetically

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

(384m — 1274m)

snow report yesterday

74
74

Good

Varied
15 cm
4 days ago
Overcast skies // 28 Mar
2
29
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
Mid station 829 m
0m 0m 300m 1100m 1200m

(429m — 958m)

17
6
11
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 694 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 500m

(565m — 950m)

2
2
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 758 m
100m 250m 500m 1250m 1400m

(217m — 400m)

2
clear
light rain
cloudy
moderate rain
cloudy
Mid station 308 m
300m 450m 950m 950m 1600m

(152m — 567m)

2
cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
Mid station 360 m
250m 700m 1300m 1550m 1600m

(590m — 1010m)

2
7
5
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 800 m
0m 250m 400m 1200m 1300m

(599m — 1199m)

1
4
6
clear
snow showers
clear
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 899 m
0m 350m 750m 1400m 1300m

(375m — 832m)

3
2
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 604 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 700m

(910m — 1219m)

3
5
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1064 m
200m 250m 250m 800m 1500m

(648m — 1312m)

snow report yesterday

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
100
40
Packed yesterday
6
14
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 980 m
0m 0m 0m 300m 900m

(446m — 592m)

4
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
Mid station 519 m
300m 850m 1350m 1800m 1700m

(710m — 892m)

snow report yesterday

75
50
Packed 9 days ago
2
clear
light snow
clear
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 801 m
150m 450m 950m 1450m 1450m

(170m — 370m)

1
3
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 270 m
200m 250m 350m 850m 1550m

(360m — 570m)

snow report yesterday

105
100
Packed 14 days ago
1
4
1
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
light rain
Mid station 465 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 700m

(442m — 598m)

1
3
2
light snow
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 520 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 550m

(700m — 1700m)

9
17
clear
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1200 m
0m 0m 0m 250m 1050m

(420m — 665m)

4
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
moderate rain
cloudy
Mid station 542 m
200m 500m 1200m 1400m 1500m

(525m — 940m)

snow report yesterday

67
35
Packed 9 days ago
2
3
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 732 m
100m 250m 450m 1200m 1400m

(104m — 305m)

1
partly cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 204 m
250m 400m 600m 1000m 1650m

(633m — 1125m)

3
4
clear
light snow
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 879 m
0m 300m 650m 1350m 1400m

(235m — 330m)

light rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 282 m
900m 1200m 2150m 2250m 1900m

(500m — 910m)

snow report yesterday

197
120
Packed 5 days ago
22
8
16
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 705 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 500m

(150m — 400m)

partly cloudy
light rain
cloudy
moderate rain
cloudy
Mid station 275 m
300m 500m 1100m 1350m 1650m

(290m — 470m)

1
snow showers
light rain
light rain
moderate rain
light rain
Mid station 380 m
400m 700m 1550m 1800m 1750m

(350m — 890m)

snow report yesterday

88
88
Soft
Varied
15 cm
8 days ago
4
2
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
moderate rain
cloudy
Mid station 620 m
200m 500m 1200m 1350m 1500m

(640m — 831m)

2
5
54
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 736 m
0m 250m 550m 1250m 1200m

(19m — 179m)

snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 99 m
0m 200m 450m 1250m 1200m

(100m — 365m)

1
rain showers
moderate rain
light rain
moderate rain
cloudy
Mid station 232 m
500m 950m 1700m 1950m 1800m

(650m — 890m)

5
2
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
moderate rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 770 m
200m 500m 1150m 1350m 1500m

(439m — 789m)

snow report yesterday

103
50
Packed 2 days ago
2
10
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 614 m
0m 0m 0m 250m 900m

(100m — 240m)

light rain
rain showers
moderate rain
thunderstorm
rain showers
Mid station 170 m
800m 1150m 2050m 2300m 2000m

(1359m — 1600m)

9
37
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1480 m
0m 150m 400m 1150m 1250m

(163m — 300m)

light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 232 m
950m 1200m 2150m 2250m 1900m

(8m — 152m)

light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 80 m
1300m 1750m 2350m 2350m 1950m

(590m — 930m)

2
2
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 760 m
100m 250m 500m 1250m 1400m