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

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

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Ski resorts of Sweden, alphabetically

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Mid station 829 m
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(429m — 958m)

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Mid station 694 m
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(565m — 950m)

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moderate rain
Mid station 758 m
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(217m — 400m)

cloudy
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Mid station 308 m
3550m 3150m 2500m 2050m 1950m

(152m — 567m)

light rain
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Mid station 360 m
3600m 3000m 2300m 2050m 2000m

(590m — 1010m)

partly cloudy
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Mid station 800 m
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(599m — 1199m)

clear
light rain
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Mid station 899 m
3450m 3050m 2200m 1800m 1600m

(375m — 832m)

rain showers
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light rain
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Mid station 604 m
2500m 3350m 2350m 1900m 1750m

(910m — 1219m)

partly cloudy
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Mid station 1064 m
3450m 3250m 2500m 1950m 1750m

(648m — 1312m)

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
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Mid station 980 m
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(446m — 592m)

cloudy
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Mid station 519 m
3550m 3000m 2300m 2100m 2150m

(710m — 892m)

partly cloudy
light rain
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Mid station 801 m
3550m 3050m 2250m 1850m 1650m

(170m — 370m)

partly cloudy
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light rain
Mid station 270 m
3450m 3200m 2500m 1950m 1750m

(360m — 570m)

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light rain
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Mid station 465 m
2750m 3350m 2450m 1950m 1750m

(442m — 598m)

light rain
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light rain
light rain
Mid station 520 m
2400m 3200m 2200m 1800m 1700m

(700m — 1700m)

rain showers
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light rain
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Mid station 1200 m
3000m 3100m 2150m 1850m 1600m

(420m — 665m)

light rain
light rain
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Mid station 542 m
3600m 3000m 2300m 2050m 1850m

(525m — 940m)

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Mid station 732 m
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Mid station 204 m
3500m 3250m 2650m 2050m 1950m

(633m — 1125m)

clear
light rain
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Mid station 879 m
3550m 3050m 2250m 1850m 1650m

(235m — 330m)

partly cloudy
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light rain
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Mid station 282 m
3500m 3150m 2600m 2250m 2850m

(500m — 910m)

Riksgränsen webcam
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rain showers
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Mid station 705 m
2400m 2800m 1950m 1900m 1450m

(150m — 400m)

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Mid station 275 m
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(290m — 470m)

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Mid station 380 m
3550m 3100m 2450m 2100m 2150m

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light rain
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Mid station 620 m
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Mid station 736 m
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(19m — 179m)

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light rain
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Mid station 99 m
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(100m — 365m)

partly cloudy
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clear
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Mid station 232 m
3550m 3000m 2350m 2150m 2300m

(650m — 890m)

light rain
light rain
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Mid station 770 m
3650m 3000m 2300m 2000m 1800m

(439m — 789m)

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light rain
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Mid station 614 m
2900m 3000m 2050m 1850m 1600m

(100m — 240m)

partly cloudy
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clear
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Mid station 170 m
3450m 3200m 2750m 2250m 2850m

(1359m — 1600m)

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Mid station 1480 m
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(163m — 300m)

partly cloudy
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Mid station 232 m
3500m 3100m 2550m 2300m 3000m

(8m — 152m)

partly cloudy
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Mid station 80 m
3550m 3150m 2750m 2950m 3200m

(590m — 930m)

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Mid station 760 m
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