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 27resorts. Powder is reported at 2 resorts and 2 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)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(384m — 1274m)

snow report yesterday

87
87

Fresh

Fresh
1 cm
yesterday
4
17
21
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 829 m
0m 0m 200m 1000m 350m

(429m — 958m)

10
11
clear
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 694 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 50m

(565m — 950m)

6
6
5
clear
clear
cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 758 m
0m 0m 350m 1100m 450m

(217m — 400m)

3
2
2
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 308 m
0m 0m 150m 1100m 800m

(152m — 567m)

5
2
1
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
moderate rain
light snow
Mid station 360 m
0m 0m 300m 1100m 700m

(590m — 1010m)

7
8
11
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 800 m
0m 0m 350m 1150m 450m

(599m — 1199m)

5
9
4
clear
clear
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 899 m
0m 0m 300m 900m 450m

(375m — 832m)

1
27
6
light snow
cloudy
cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 604 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 300m

(910m — 1219m)

9
4
8
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1064 m
0m 0m 250m 1100m 400m

(648m — 1312m)

snow report today

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
68
40
Artificial 4 days ago
4
20
18
clear
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 980 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 300m

(446m — 592m)

4
3
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
moderate rain
cloudy
Mid station 519 m
0m 0m 300m 1050m 800m

(710m — 892m)

snow report yesterday

100
95
Packed 2 days ago
5
3
3
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 801 m
0m 0m 350m 950m 400m

(170m — 370m)

5
4
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light rain
clear
Mid station 270 m
0m 0m 250m 1150m 450m

(360m — 570m)

snow report today

110
110
Packed 2 days ago
5
28
9
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 465 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 350m

(442m — 598m)

19
5
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 520 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 200m

(700m — 1700m)

16
29
17
partly cloudy
snow showers
moderate snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1200 m
0m 0m 0m 150m 300m

(420m — 665m)

4
2
2
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
moderate rain
light snow
Mid station 542 m
0m 0m 350m 1000m 650m

(525m — 940m)

snow report today

108
35
Artificial 3 days ago
6
6
4
clear
clear
cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 732 m
0m 0m 350m 1100m 450m

(104m — 305m)

1
2
3
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 204 m
0m 0m 0m 950m 700m

(633m — 1125m)

10
6
5
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 879 m
0m 0m 350m 950m 450m

(235m — 330m)

4
1
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light rain
light snow
Mid station 282 m
50m 0m 200m 1300m 700m

(500m — 910m)

opens in 34 days
12
10
clear
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
Mid station 705 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 100m

(150m — 400m)

1
2
1
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 275 m
0m 0m 100m 1100m 850m

(290m — 470m)

5
1
1
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
moderate rain
cloudy
Mid station 380 m
0m 0m 250m 1200m 750m

(350m — 890m)

snow report yesterday

127
127

Fresh

Fresh
8 cm
yesterday
4
4
5
clear
snow showers
light snow
moderate rain
cloudy
Mid station 620 m
0m 0m 350m 1000m 550m

(640m — 831m)

5
18
33
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 736 m
0m 0m 400m 1150m 400m

(19m — 179m)

2
7
clear
clear
cloudy
rain showers
clear
Mid station 99 m
0m 0m 400m 1150m 400m

(100m — 365m)

5
1
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
moderate rain
light snow
Mid station 232 m
0m 0m 300m 1100m 700m

(650m — 890m)

7
5
6
clear
snow showers
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 770 m
0m 0m 350m 1000m 500m

(439m — 789m)

snow report today

90
25
Artificial 4 days ago
5
18
14
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 614 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 300m

(100m — 240m)

1
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 170 m
0m 0m 0m 1200m 950m

(1359m — 1600m)

4
23
19
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1480 m
0m 0m 250m 1150m 350m

(163m — 300m)

1
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
moderate rain
light rain
Mid station 232 m
50m 0m 200m 1250m 700m

(8m — 152m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 80 m
100m 0m 200m 1400m 1200m

(590m — 930m)

6
5
4
clear
clear
cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 760 m
0m 0m 350m 1100m 450m