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 2resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 1 are reporting good piste conditions.

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Ski resorts of Sweden, alphabetically

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Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
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on-piste
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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 26 days ago

59
59

Good
Hard
9 cm
32 days ago
Overcast skies // 28 Apr
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 829 m
1800m 1500m 1500m 2100m 2800m

(429m — 958m)

1
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
cloudy
Mid station 694 m
850m 700m 100m 250m 600m

(565m — 950m)

rain showers
rain showers
light rain
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 758 m
2000m 1700m 1750m 2150m 2800m

(217m — 400m)

clear
partly cloudy
clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 308 m
2400m 2000m 2050m 2300m 2900m

(152m — 567m)

clear
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 360 m
2350m 2200m 2300m 2700m 3050m

(590m — 1010m)

rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 800 m
1900m 1600m 1600m 2100m 2800m

(599m — 1199m)

rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
Mid station 899 m
1950m 1650m 1800m 2400m 2950m

(375m — 832m)

partly cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 604 m
1200m 1250m 500m 550m 850m

(910m — 1219m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 1064 m
2200m 1700m 1750m 1700m 2550m

(648m — 1312m)

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
light rain
Mid station 980 m
1500m 1350m 1150m 1250m 2150m

(446m — 592m)

clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 519 m
2400m 2200m 2350m 2800m 3100m

(710m — 892m)

opens in 150 days
thunderstorm
light rain
cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 801 m
2150m 1950m 2000m 2500m 3000m

(170m — 370m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 270 m
2200m 1750m 1750m 1950m 2750m

(360m — 570m)

opens in 150 days
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 465 m
1650m 1450m 800m 700m 1100m

(442m — 598m)

1
cloudy
light rain
snow showers
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 520 m
950m 1000m 350m 400m 800m

(700m — 1700m)

clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1200 m
1700m 1450m 1300m 1350m 2250m

(420m — 665m)

partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 542 m
2300m 2100m 2150m 2600m 3050m

(525m — 940m)

rain showers
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 732 m
2000m 1700m 1700m 2100m 2800m

(104m — 305m)

partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 204 m
2350m 2000m 1900m 2150m 2900m

(633m — 1125m)

rain showers
light rain
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 879 m
2050m 1800m 1900m 2350m 2950m

(235m — 330m)

clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
clear
Mid station 282 m
2400m 2550m 2550m 2950m 3250m

(500m — 910m)

snow report today

177
90
Packed 15 days ago
7
1
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
clear
cloudy
Mid station 705 m
800m 700m 150m 250m 650m

(150m — 400m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 275 m
2400m 2050m 2050m 2350m 2950m

(290m — 470m)

rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 380 m
2400m 2150m 2250m 2600m 3050m

(350m — 890m)

snow report 26 days ago

rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 620 m
2250m 2100m 2150m 2550m 3050m

(640m — 831m)

rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 736 m
1750m 1450m 1450m 2200m 2850m

(19m — 179m)

rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 99 m
1800m 1500m 1500m 2150m 2850m

(100m — 365m)

clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 232 m
2400m 2300m 2450m 2850m 3150m

(650m — 890m)

rain showers
light rain
cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 770 m
2300m 2100m 2200m 2650m 3050m

(439m — 789m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
light rain
Mid station 614 m
1500m 1350m 1150m 1250m 2150m

(100m — 240m)

partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
Mid station 170 m
2400m 2400m 2400m 2800m 3150m

(1359m — 1600m)

2
1
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1480 m
1800m 1550m 1500m 2100m 2800m

(163m — 300m)

clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
clear
Mid station 232 m
2400m 2600m 2600m 3000m 3300m

(8m — 152m)

rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 80 m
2450m 2800m 2850m 3100m 3400m

(590m — 930m)

rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 760 m
2000m 1700m 1750m 2200m 2800m