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.
read more...

Sweden: latest snow conditions round-up


NORWAY/SWEDEN Norway was looking in pretty good shape for this time of year on the 1st of December 2016. More lifts have opened in Geilo (80/80cm) where good skiing was on offer under some cloudy skies. There is lots of snow on its way to the west of the country, which is good news for resorts like Oppdal (30/50cm) but bad news for others like Lillehammer (5/50cm). Over in Sweden, Are (51/51cm) has had lots of snow over the last week and conditions look good despite a bit of a gloomy day.

read more...

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Sweden. Fresh snow is forecast at 16resorts. Powder is reported at 1 resorts and 2 are reporting good piste conditions.

All resorts

Best powder (1)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

54
54

Fresh

Fresh
5 cm
3 days ago
13
7
light rain
light snow
snow showers
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 829 m
1050m 550m 200m 1250m 1850m

(429m — 958m)

31
15
6
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 694 m
200m 150m 350m 300m 200m

(565m — 950m)

2
1
15
cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 758 m
700m 650m 0m 1000m 2000m

(217m — 400m)

1
7
light rain
clear
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 308 m
900m 950m 100m 900m 2100m

(152m — 567m)

8
partly cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 360 m
950m 900m 0m 1200m 2200m

(590m — 1010m)

2
20
light rain
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 800 m
950m 650m 100m 1050m 1950m

(599m — 1199m)

2
7
light rain
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 899 m
900m 700m 0m 1100m 1950m

(375m — 832m)

28
4
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
light snow
Mid station 604 m
0m 0m 250m 450m 150m

(910m — 1219m)

1
17
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1064 m
850m 700m 0m 850m 2000m

(648m — 1312m)

snow report yesterday

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
30
30
Artificial 2 days ago
10
10
light snow
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 980 m
700m 200m 450m 800m 1050m

(446m — 592m)

8
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 519 m
950m 1050m 0m 1200m 2150m

(710m — 892m)

snow report yesterday

46
46
Packed 14 days ago
1
8
partly cloudy
clear
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 801 m
850m 600m 0m 1150m 2100m

(170m — 370m)

1
8
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 270 m
850m 850m 0m 0m 2000m

(360m — 570m)

snow report yesterday

50
50
Artificial 7 days ago
7
5
light rain
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
light snow
Mid station 465 m
650m 0m 300m 450m 600m

(442m — 598m)

23
5
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 520 m
0m 0m 600m 400m 50m

(700m — 1700m)

10
13
1
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1200 m
650m 200m 350m 850m 1050m

(420m — 665m)

1
12
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 542 m
950m 850m 0m 1150m 2200m

(525m — 940m)

snow report yesterday

55
40
Packed 2 days ago
2
1
17
cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 732 m
750m 650m 0m 950m 2000m

(104m — 305m)

6
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 204 m
950m 950m 0m 900m 2100m

(633m — 1125m)

2
19
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 879 m
800m 600m 0m 1050m 2050m

(235m — 330m)

1
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
light rain
light rain
Mid station 282 m
900m 1150m 150m 1200m 2050m

(500m — 910m)

Riksgränsen webcam
opens in 75 days
46
19
12
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 705 m
200m 150m 350m 300m 250m

(150m — 400m)

6
light rain
clear
clear
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 275 m
900m 900m 0m 1000m 2100m

(290m — 470m)

10
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
light rain
light rain
Mid station 380 m
950m 1050m 100m 1100m 2150m

(350m — 890m)

snow report 2 days ago

40
40

Good

Varied
1 cm
3 days ago
1
12
cloudy
clear
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 620 m
900m 850m 0m 1150m 2200m

(640m — 831m)

27
3
5
heavy rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 736 m
1100m 550m 100m 1000m 1900m

(19m — 179m)

3
3
light rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 99 m
1100m 600m 150m 1250m 1850m

(100m — 365m)

2
10
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 232 m
950m 1050m 0m 1200m 2150m

(650m — 890m)

1
15
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 770 m
900m 850m 0m 1200m 2200m

(439m — 789m)

snow report yesterday

57
20
Artificial 3 days ago
4
6
moderate rain
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 614 m
700m 200m 450m 800m 1050m

(100m — 240m)

4
partly cloudy
light rain
clear
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 170 m
900m 1050m 0m 1100m 2000m

(1359m — 1600m)

14
2
14
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1480 m
1100m 600m 200m 1250m 1850m

(163m — 300m)

partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
light rain
light rain
Mid station 232 m
850m 1150m 200m 1200m 2000m

(8m — 152m)

light rain
light rain
clear
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 80 m
950m 1250m 600m 1400m 1950m

(590m — 930m)

2
1
15
cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 760 m
700m 650m 0m 1000m 2000m