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 The ski season got underway in Ruka (0/50cm), Lapland, last Friday at 9.30am when, after much hype, three slopes were unveiled to start the 2019/20 ski season there. The snow that had been stored on the slopes, under protective covers, through the summer was spread back out on the ski runs. The same is planned at Levi this Friday, another Finnish resort.

It will be hosting World Cup racing in a little over a month so the early opening is part of the build-up. Besides these two, the Galdhopiggen ski area in Norway, a glacier area on northern Europe's highest mountain, also remains open through November. The weather has been clear and sunny here over the weekend.

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Sweden. Fresh snow is forecast at 34 resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

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Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Sweden

All resorts

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)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

(384m — 1274m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 54 days 2 cm
yesterday
clear
clear
light rain
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 829 m
700m 850m 1300m 1150m 1750m

(429m — 958m)

snow report 7 days ago

7 cm
7 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 694 m
0m 100m 0m 450m 700m

(565m — 950m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
cloudy
light rain
light rain
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 758 m
900m 1100m 1250m 1200m 1700m

(217m — 400m)

cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 308 m
1100m 1350m 1900m 1500m 1950m

(152m — 567m)

cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 360 m
1250m 1500m 2050m 1700m 1700m

(590m — 1010m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
light rain
Mid station 800 m
800m 1050m 1300m 1200m 1750m

(599m — 1199m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light snow
light rain
Mid station 899 m
900m 1150m 1450m 1250m 1700m

(375m — 832m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 47 days 1 cm
yesterday
1
clear
clear
clear
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 604 m
100m 100m 0m 200m 750m

(910m — 1219m)

snow report yesterday

5 cm
yesterday
1
partly cloudy
snow showers
cloudy
light snow
light rain
Mid station 1064 m
850m 1000m 1200m 1100m 1750m

(648m — 1312m)

snow report yesterday

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
opens in 25 days 6 cm
yesterday
1
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 980 m
100m 200m 200m 450m 1300m

(446m — 592m)

cloudy
light rain
cloudy
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 519 m
1300m 1650m 2350m 1800m 1850m

(710m — 892m)

snow report 5 days ago

Idre Fjäll webcam
opens in 5 days 2 cm
5 days ago
cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 801 m
950m 1200m 1600m 1350m 1750m

(170m — 370m)

partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 270 m
950m 1000m 1300m 1250m 1800m

(360m — 570m)

snow report 3 days ago

opens in 12 days 3 cm
3 days ago
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
Mid station 465 m
200m 200m 100m 200m 850m

(442m — 598m)

snow report today

4 cm
today
2
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 520 m
0m 0m 0m 250m 0m

(700m — 1700m)

snow report yesterday

8 cm
yesterday
4
3
2
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 1200 m
250m 350m 400m 550m 1550m

(420m — 665m)

snow report 5 days ago

1 cm
5 days ago
cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 542 m
1100m 1400m 1700m 1450m 1700m

(525m — 940m)

snow report 2 days ago

opens in 40 days 2 cm
2 days ago
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light snow
light rain
Mid station 732 m
900m 1100m 1250m 1200m 1700m

(104m — 305m)

snow report 10 days ago

1 cm
10 days ago
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 204 m
1050m 1200m 1850m 1500m 1950m

(633m — 1125m)

snow report 5 days ago

2 cm
5 days ago
light snow
light rain
light rain
light snow
light rain
Mid station 879 m
900m 1150m 1450m 1300m 1650m

(235m — 330m)

cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 282 m
2250m 2550m 2850m 2250m 2000m

(500m — 910m)

snow report 7 days ago

opens in 138 days 14 cm
7 days ago
clear
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 705 m
100m 200m 100m 450m 750m

(150m — 400m)

Romme Alpin webcam
cloudy
light rain
cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 275 m
1150m 1550m 2350m 1700m 2000m

(290m — 470m)

cloudy
light rain
cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 380 m
1200m 1750m 2550m 1900m 1950m

(350m — 890m)

snow report 5 days ago

opens in 40 days 1 cm
5 days ago
cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 620 m
1100m 1400m 1700m 1400m 1700m

(640m — 831m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
clear
clear
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 736 m
750m 1000m 1750m 1500m 1750m

(483m — 853m)

snow report today

Stöten webcam
1 cm
today
cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 668 m
1100m 1400m 1800m 1400m 1700m

(19m — 179m)

snow report 11 days ago

1 cm
11 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
light rain
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 99 m
750m 1000m 1400m 1250m 1800m

(100m — 365m)

partly cloudy
moderate rain
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 232 m
1300m 1900m 2600m 2000m 1950m

(650m — 890m)

snow report today

Tandådalen-Hundfjället webcam
1 cm
today
cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 770 m
1100m 1400m 1800m 1400m 1750m

(439m — 789m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 25 days 5 cm
yesterday
1
clear
clear
light snow
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 614 m
100m 200m 200m 450m 1300m

(100m — 240m)

cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 170 m
2100m 2550m 2850m 2250m 2050m

(1359m — 1600m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
1
3
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1480 m
700m 950m 1300m 1150m 1800m

(163m — 300m)

cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 232 m
2350m 2550m 2850m 2300m 2000m

(8m — 152m)

Vallåsen webcam
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
clear
Mid station 80 m
2850m 3000m 3100m 2500m 1950m

(590m — 930m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 760 m
900m 1100m 1250m 1200m 1700m