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 1resorts. 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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next 9 days
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Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue

(384m — 1274m)

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15
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 829 m
1200m 2150m 1850m 700m 500m

(429m — 958m)

1
5
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 694 m
300m 600m 0m 950m 950m

(565m — 950m)

8
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 758 m
1050m 1350m 1250m 600m 350m

(217m — 400m)

clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
Mid station 308 m
1300m 1550m 1550m 600m 500m

(152m — 567m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 360 m
1700m 1800m 1700m 1000m 650m

(590m — 1010m)

14
partly cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 800 m
950m 1600m 1450m 600m 500m

(599m — 1199m)

8
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 899 m
1150m 1550m 1300m 650m 500m

(375m — 832m)

3
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 604 m
200m 300m 150m 0m 0m

(910m — 1219m)

15
clear
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1064 m
900m 1150m 900m 500m 500m

(648m — 1312m)

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
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4
clear
clear
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 980 m
250m 1100m 1300m 200m 200m

(446m — 592m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 519 m
1800m 1850m 1800m 1100m 650m

(710m — 892m)

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6
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 801 m
1300m 1550m 1350m 600m 550m

(170m — 370m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 270 m
1000m 1150m 1000m 550m 500m

(360m — 570m)

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3
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 465 m
200m 450m 150m 0m 150m

(442m — 598m)

1
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 520 m
150m 300m 0m 0m 0m

(700m — 1700m)

10
1
clear
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1200 m
300m 1000m 1100m 200m 200m

(420m — 665m)

partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 542 m
1450m 1650m 1500m 650m 550m

(525m — 940m)

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8
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 732 m
1050m 1300m 1250m 600m 350m

(104m — 305m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
Mid station 204 m
1200m 1300m 1150m 650m 550m

(633m — 1125m)

9
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 879 m
1100m 1400m 1200m 600m 500m

(235m — 330m)

light rain
light rain
moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 282 m
2500m 2350m 1950m 1500m 1350m

(500m — 910m)

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1
7
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 705 m
450m 1050m 950m 900m 1650m

(150m — 400m)

clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 275 m
1400m 1600m 1550m 800m 500m

(290m — 470m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 380 m
1700m 1900m 1750m 1050m 450m

(350m — 890m)

1
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 620 m
1400m 1650m 1450m 650m 550m

(640m — 831m)

10
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 736 m
1950m 2400m 2150m 1250m 750m

(19m — 179m)

partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 99 m
1450m 2150m 1900m 800m 600m

(100m — 365m)

cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 232 m
1900m 2000m 1800m 1150m 700m

(650m — 890m)

1
5
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 770 m
1400m 1600m 1450m 650m 550m

(439m — 789m)

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3
clear
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 614 m
250m 1100m 1250m 200m 200m

(100m — 240m)

cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 170 m
2200m 2300m 2000m 1400m 1150m

(1359m — 1600m)

24
partly cloudy
clear
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1480 m
1150m 2000m 1700m 650m 550m

(163m — 300m)

light rain
light rain
moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 232 m
2600m 2400m 1950m 1500m 1400m

(8m — 152m)

cloudy
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 80 m
2750m 2450m 1950m 1600m 1750m

(590m — 930m)

7
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 760 m
1050m 1400m 1250m 600m 350m