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

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snow (cm)
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Freezing level (m)
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(384m — 1274m)

snow report 4 days ago

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4 days ago
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Mid station 829 m
1350m 1350m 1050m 1050m 1700m

(429m — 958m)

snow report 5 days ago

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2
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Mid station 694 m
2150m 2300m 1800m 650m 900m

(565m — 950m)

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Mid station 758 m
1200m 1200m 1000m 900m 2950m

(217m — 400m)

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Mid station 308 m
1200m 950m 900m 900m 2800m

(152m — 567m)

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Mid station 360 m
1200m 1100m 1000m 950m 3000m

(590m — 1010m)

2
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Mid station 800 m
1250m 1250m 1050m 1000m 2350m

(599m — 1199m)

1
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Mid station 899 m
1300m 1400m 1100m 950m 2450m

(375m — 832m)

snow report 4 days ago

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Mid station 604 m
1050m 1050m 550m 0m 950m

(910m — 1219m)

light snow cloud light snow cloud clear
Mid station 1064 m
1100m 900m 850m 800m 2150m

(648m — 1312m)

snow report 24 days ago

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
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24 days ago
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Mid station 980 m
1050m 1200m 900m 650m 1200m

(446m — 592m)

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Mid station 519 m
1250m 1050m 1000m 1000m 3050m

(710m — 892m)

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Mid station 801 m
1250m 1250m 1050m 1000m 2650m

(170m — 370m)

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Mid station 270 m
1100m 900m 900m 800m 2300m

(360m — 570m)

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Mid station 465 m
1000m 950m 500m 600m 1100m

(442m — 598m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
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Mid station 520 m
1200m 1450m 1000m 450m 1050m

(700m — 1700m)

snow report 24 days ago

2 cm
24 days ago
2
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Mid station 1200 m
1000m 1200m 900m 700m 1250m

(420m — 665m)

cloud cloud cloud cloud clear
Mid station 542 m
1150m 1100m 950m 950m 3000m

(525m — 940m)

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Mid station 732 m
1200m 1200m 950m 900m 2950m

(104m — 305m)

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Mid station 204 m
1150m 1050m 900m 850m 2300m

(633m — 1125m)

cloud cloud cloud cloud clear
Mid station 879 m
1250m 1250m 1000m 900m 2800m

(235m — 330m)

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Mid station 282 m
1250m 1200m 1100m 1200m 2550m

(500m — 910m)

snow report 4 days ago

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4 days ago
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part cloud clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 705 m
2050m 2300m 1900m 1050m 1200m

(150m — 400m)

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Mid station 275 m
1150m 950m 900m 900m 2800m

(290m — 470m)

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Mid station 380 m
1250m 1050m 950m 950m 3000m

(350m — 890m)

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cloud cloud cloud cloud clear
Mid station 620 m
1150m 1100m 950m 950m 2950m

(640m — 831m)

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Mid station 736 m
1500m 1750m 1150m 1450m 1450m

(483m — 853m)

Stöten webcam
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Mid station 668 m
1200m 1150m 1000m 950m 2800m

(19m — 179m)

cloud cloud part cloud cloud clear
Mid station 99 m
1350m 1400m 1050m 1100m 1800m

(100m — 365m)

cloud part cloud cloud cloud clear
Mid station 232 m
1250m 1050m 1000m 1050m 3000m

(650m — 890m)

cloud cloud cloud cloud clear
Mid station 770 m
1200m 1150m 1000m 950m 2850m

(439m — 789m)

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1
cloud part cloud cloud light rain light rain
Mid station 614 m
1050m 1200m 900m 650m 1200m

(100m — 240m)

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Mid station 170 m
1250m 1200m 1100m 1100m 2200m

(1359m — 1600m)

snow report 4 days ago

2 cm
4 days ago
3
cloud cloud part cloud light snow clear
Mid station 1480 m
1300m 1350m 1050m 1000m 1950m

(163m — 300m)

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Mid station 232 m
1350m 1200m 1100m 1200m 2650m

(8m — 152m)

Vallåsen webcam
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Mid station 80 m
2200m 1350m 1300m 1250m 2500m

(590m — 930m)

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Mid station 760 m
1200m 1200m 1000m 900m 2900m