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 Thursday 19th of January was an O. K day for skiing in Scandinavia as resorts await much needed further snowfall. Grooming is excellent, so it's not so much an issue for pistes skiers, but pounder hounds and ski tourers will be hoping the forecasts are right in predicting snow in the coming days. There were horrible conditions in Are (60/60cm) today, where it is raining on much of the mountain. Lifts in Salen (75cm) are now operating at full capacity, a whopping 87 lifts to choose from. It was otherwise an unremarkable day in Norway and Sweden.

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Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Sweden. Fresh snow is forecast at 15resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 2 are reporting good piste conditions.

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Best piste conditions (2)

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)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(384m — 1274m)

snow report 2 days ago

64
64

Good

Varied
5 cm
2 days ago
Overcast skies // 20 Jan
8
2
11
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 829 m
850m 700m 600m 1550m 2300m

(429m — 958m)

12
12
27
light snow
light snow
snow showers
moderate snow
rain showers
Mid station 694 m
200m 150m 0m 550m 1150m

(565m — 950m)

1
1
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 758 m
1300m 600m 200m 1200m 2550m

(217m — 400m)

partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 308 m
1050m 750m 250m 1150m 2550m

(152m — 567m)

1
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 360 m
950m 150m 300m 1200m 1400m

(590m — 1010m)

2
2
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 800 m
900m 600m 300m 1950m 2550m

(599m — 1199m)

1
3
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 899 m
1300m 600m 250m 1200m 2600m

(375m — 832m)

15
4
13
light snow
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 604 m
0m 0m 0m 800m 1800m

(910m — 1219m)

1
5
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1064 m
1300m 700m 250m 1100m 2450m

(648m — 1312m)

snow report yesterday

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
86
50
Packed 2 days ago
5
5
23
light snow
clear
light snow
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 980 m
750m 350m 0m 800m 950m

(446m — 592m)

partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 519 m
1000m 250m 350m 1250m 1350m

(710m — 892m)

snow report yesterday

70
50
Packed 10 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 801 m
1500m 600m 250m 1200m 1400m

(170m — 370m)

1
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 270 m
1450m 600m 200m 1100m 2550m

(360m — 570m)

snow report yesterday

80
70
Packed 3 days ago
7
7
12
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 465 m
400m 250m 0m 850m 1900m

(442m — 598m)

21
2
13
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 520 m
0m 0m 0m 750m 1600m

(700m — 1700m)

4
6
24
snow showers
clear
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1200 m
750m 300m 0m 850m 1150m

(420m — 665m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 542 m
1050m 200m 300m 1200m 1400m

(525m — 940m)

snow report yesterday

50
35
Packed 7 days ago
1
1
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 732 m
1250m 550m 200m 1200m 2550m

(104m — 305m)

partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 204 m
1000m 300m 200m 1150m 2550m

(633m — 1125m)

partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 879 m
1450m 700m 250m 1200m 2600m

(235m — 330m)

light rain
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 282 m
1950m 1200m 650m 1450m 1350m

(500m — 910m)

opens in 26 days
15
18
33
light snow
light snow
snow showers
moderate snow
light rain
Mid station 705 m
250m 250m 0m 550m 1100m

(150m — 400m)

partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 275 m
1950m 800m 300m 1150m 2550m

(290m — 470m)

cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 380 m
1050m 750m 350m 1200m 2600m

(350m — 890m)

snow report 2 days ago

73
73

Good
Best up high
13 cm
11 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 620 m
1050m 200m 300m 1200m 1400m

(640m — 831m)

18
21
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 736 m
750m 650m 800m 1850m 2300m

(19m — 179m)

1
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 99 m
800m 650m 1050m 1900m 2450m

(100m — 365m)

light snow
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 232 m
1900m 750m 350m 1150m 1350m

(650m — 890m)

1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 770 m
1050m 200m 300m 1200m 1400m

(439m — 789m)

snow report yesterday

95
45
Packed 2 days ago
4
4
16
light snow
clear
light snow
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 614 m
750m 350m 0m 800m 950m

(100m — 240m)

light rain
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 170 m
1950m 1000m 350m 1100m 1300m

(1359m — 1600m)

7
2
13
cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1480 m
850m 700m 500m 1850m 2450m

(163m — 300m)

cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 232 m
1950m 1250m 750m 1650m 1250m

(8m — 152m)

light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 80 m
1900m 1200m 950m 1700m 0m

(590m — 930m)

1
1
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 760 m
1300m 550m 200m 1200m 2550m