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 11 resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Sweden

All resorts

Ski resorts of Sweden, alphabetically

Resort
snow depth
top and bottom

on-piste

off-piste

Last Snow

Next 9 Days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

(384m — 1274m)

1
1
light rain light snow cloud part cloud light rain
Mid station 829 m
1400m 800m 800m 2700m 1400m

(429m — 958m)

snow report today

1 cm
today
3
1
part cloud light rain snow showers cloud light rain
Mid station 694 m
1150m 800m 700m 700m 1350m

(565m — 950m)

snow report 22 days ago

1 cm
22 days ago
mod rain rain showers cloud part cloud light rain
Mid station 758 m
1400m 1300m 1150m 3150m 3050m

(217m — 400m)

light rain cloud part cloud clear thunderstorm
Mid station 308 m
1850m 1600m 2400m 3600m 3750m

(152m — 567m)

mod rain part cloud part cloud clear rain showers
Mid station 360 m
1850m 1700m 2650m 3550m 3600m

(590m — 1010m)

snow report 22 days ago

2 cm
22 days ago
heavy rain rain showers cloud part cloud rain showers
Mid station 800 m
1450m 900m 1000m 3000m 3100m

(599m — 1199m)

snow report 22 days ago

3 cm
22 days ago
1
heavy rain rain showers cloud part cloud rain showers
Mid station 899 m
1400m 1150m 1050m 3100m 2850m

(375m — 832m)

snow report 19 days ago

opens in 159 days 1 cm
19 days ago
cloud thunderstorm cloud cloud light rain
Mid station 604 m
1650m 1250m 1200m 1350m 1700m

(910m — 1219m)

light rain part cloud part cloud part cloud light rain
Mid station 1064 m
2400m 1350m 1300m 3100m 3500m

(648m — 1312m)

snow report yesterday

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
opens in 159 days 1 cm
yesterday
cloud light rain part cloud cloud rain showers
Mid station 980 m
1500m 900m 800m 2150m 1450m

(446m — 592m)

heavy rain part cloud part cloud part cloud rain showers
Mid station 519 m
1950m 1750m 2800m 3550m 3700m

(710m — 892m)

opens in 123 days
mod rain rain showers cloud part cloud rain showers
Mid station 801 m
1500m 1450m 1400m 3350m 3350m

(170m — 370m)

light rain light rain cloud clear light rain
Mid station 270 m
2100m 1500m 1450m 3300m 3550m

(360m — 570m)

snow report 23 days ago

opens in 124 days 9 cm
23 days ago
rain showers light rain part cloud cloud light rain
Mid station 465 m
1700m 1350m 1150m 1800m 1950m

(442m — 598m)

snow report 20 days ago

1 cm
20 days ago
part cloud light rain part cloud cloud mod rain
Mid station 520 m
1600m 1250m 1100m 1250m 1650m

(700m — 1700m)

snow report 18 days ago

1 cm
18 days ago
1
1
cloud light snow part cloud cloud rain showers
Mid station 1200 m
1550m 900m 850m 2250m 1500m

(420m — 665m)

mod rain cloud part cloud clear light rain
Mid station 542 m
1750m 1600m 2150m 3500m 3450m

(525m — 940m)

snow report 22 days ago

opens in 166 days 2 cm
22 days ago
mod rain rain showers cloud part cloud light rain
Mid station 732 m
1400m 1250m 1100m 3150m 3050m

(104m — 305m)

light rain cloud part cloud clear cloud
Mid station 204 m
2150m 1650m 2250m 3550m 3750m

(633m — 1125m)

snow report 22 days ago

2 cm
22 days ago
mod rain rain showers part cloud part cloud light rain
Mid station 879 m
1450m 1350m 1300m 3300m 3200m

(235m — 330m)

cloud clear part cloud part cloud clear
Mid station 282 m
2800m 2050m 3450m 3750m 3950m

(500m — 910m)

snow report today

opens in 256 days 2 cm
today
8
3
light rain light snow light snow cloud light rain
Mid station 705 m
1100m 750m 700m 650m 1300m

(150m — 400m)

light rain cloud part cloud clear cloud
Mid station 275 m
1950m 1700m 2700m 3550m 3750m

(290m — 470m)

mod rain part cloud part cloud clear part cloud
Mid station 380 m
2050m 1750m 2950m 3600m 3750m

(350m — 890m)

opens in 166 days
light rain cloud part cloud clear light rain
Mid station 620 m
1600m 1600m 1900m 3500m 3450m

(640m — 831m)

snow report 27 days ago

2 cm
27 days ago
1
1
light rain light snow part cloud clear light rain
Mid station 736 m
1400m 800m 850m 2700m 1450m

(483m — 853m)

Stöten webcam
light rain cloud cloud clear light rain
Mid station 668 m
1550m 1550m 1850m 3500m 3500m

(19m — 179m)

mod rain light rain cloud part cloud light rain
Mid station 99 m
1400m 800m 850m 2800m 1500m

(100m — 365m)

mod rain clear part cloud part cloud thunderstorm
Mid station 232 m
2200m 1800m 3050m 3600m 3700m

(650m — 890m)

light rain cloud part cloud clear light rain
Mid station 770 m
1600m 1550m 1950m 3450m 3500m

(439m — 789m)

opens in 152 days
cloud light rain part cloud cloud rain showers
Mid station 614 m
1500m 900m 800m 2150m 1450m

(100m — 240m)

cloud clear clear clear clear
Mid station 170 m
2950m 1850m 3500m 3850m 3800m

(1359m — 1600m)

snow report today

5 cm
today
19
1
19
light snow light snow cloud part cloud snow showers
Mid station 1480 m
1400m 800m 800m 2850m 1500m

(163m — 300m)

cloud clear part cloud part cloud clear
Mid station 232 m
2750m 2100m 3500m 3700m 4050m

(8m — 152m)

Vallåsen webcam
part cloud clear clear clear clear
Mid station 80 m
3200m 2550m 3600m 3850m 4100m

(590m — 930m)

snow report 22 days ago

1 cm
22 days ago
mod rain rain showers cloud part cloud light rain
Mid station 760 m
1400m 1250m 1150m 3150m 3000m