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 It has been another snowy week in Scandinavia and Norefjell (60/60cm) in Eastern Norway actually made the world top 30 for snowfall this past seven days with 90cm (three feet) of snowfall reported, quite unusual for a Scandinavian area where cold temperature and regular snowfalls are normal but big volume snowfalls less so.

Bases are gradually building as the days get rapidly longer now and temperatures are more often above zero, with several dozen areas now reporting more than a metre of snow lying including Voss (105/150cm) and Hemsedal (95/105cm) which reported 27cm of new snow over the past three days.

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)
Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed

(384m — 1274m)

snow report yesterday

180
10
Packed powder or groomed snow 5 cm
2 days ago
18
6
12
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 829 m
750m 150m 100m 400m 850m

(429m — 958m)

snow report yesterday

6 cm
yesterday
30
13
41
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
snow showers
Mid station 694 m
350m 200m 0m 0m 300m

(565m — 950m)

snow report 5 days ago

18 cm
5 days ago
2
5
1
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 758 m
650m 450m 200m 350m 950m

(217m — 400m)

snow report 5 days ago

7 cm
5 days ago
light snow
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
Mid station 308 m
1000m 550m 250m 350m 850m

(152m — 567m)

snow report 5 days ago

10 cm
5 days ago
light snow
cloudy
clear
light rain
clear
Mid station 360 m
750m 550m 450m 850m 1100m

(590m — 1010m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
9
7
10
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 800 m
750m 350m 150m 400m 900m

(599m — 1199m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
3
4
3
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
clear
Mid station 899 m
600m 400m 100m 500m 1150m

(375m — 832m)

snow report yesterday

100
70
Packed powder or groomed snow 3 cm
2 days ago
2
3
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 604 m
450m 300m 0m 0m 350m

(910m — 1219m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
2
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1064 m
900m 550m 200m 150m 550m

(648m — 1312m)

snow report yesterday

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
115
105
Packed powder or groomed snow 2 cm
yesterday
26
2
20
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 980 m
550m 100m 0m 0m 400m

(446m — 592m)

snow report 5 days ago

9 cm
5 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
rain showers
clear
Mid station 519 m
850m 550m 500m 750m 1100m

(710m — 892m)

snow report yesterday

Idre Fjäll webcam
85
80
Packed powder or groomed snow 13 cm
5 days ago
1
2
1
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 801 m
650m 450m 250m 450m 1100m

(170m — 370m)

snow report 5 days ago

13 cm
5 days ago
1
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
Mid station 270 m
900m 550m 250m 200m 550m

(360m — 570m)

snow report yesterday

130
90
Packed powder or groomed snow 4 cm
2 days ago
1
2
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 465 m
600m 300m 50m 0m 450m

(442m — 598m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
1
5
light snow
cloudy
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 520 m
500m 350m 0m 0m 350m

(700m — 1700m)

snow report yesterday

7 cm
yesterday
12
2
10
light snow
clear
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1200 m
600m 100m 0m 0m 400m

(420m — 665m)

snow report 5 days ago

18 cm
5 days ago
light snow
cloudy
clear
light snow
clear
Mid station 542 m
750m 550m 350m 800m 1100m

(525m — 940m)

snow report yesterday

110
85
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
3 days ago
3
6
1
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 732 m
650m 500m 200m 350m 900m

(104m — 305m)

snow report 5 days ago

9 cm
5 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
Mid station 204 m
1150m 600m 350m 250m 600m

(633m — 1125m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
1
4
2
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 879 m
600m 400m 200m 400m 1000m

(235m — 330m)

snow report 10 days ago

2 cm
10 days ago
clear
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 282 m
1200m 700m 350m 700m 1400m

(500m — 910m)

snow report yesterday

270
220
Packed powder or groomed snow 10 cm
yesterday
39
26
50
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 705 m
400m 150m 0m 0m 300m

(150m — 400m)

snow report 5 days ago

Romme Alpin webcam
6 cm
5 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 275 m
1100m 600m 300m 500m 900m

(290m — 470m)

snow report 5 days ago

11 cm
5 days ago
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 380 m
950m 550m 300m 650m 1050m

(350m — 890m)

snow report yesterday

135
100
Packed powder or groomed snow 18 cm
5 days ago
1
light snow
cloudy
clear
light snow
clear
Mid station 620 m
750m 550m 350m 750m 1050m

(640m — 831m)

snow report 2 days ago

6 cm
2 days ago
27
15
29
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 736 m
700m 250m 100m 450m 850m

(483m — 853m)

snow report 5 days ago

Stöten webcam
17 cm
5 days ago
1
light snow
cloudy
clear
light snow
clear
Mid station 668 m
700m 550m 350m 750m 1100m

(19m — 179m)

snow report 5 days ago

7 cm
5 days ago
7
2
3
light snow
light rain
light snow
light rain
light rain
Mid station 99 m
800m 250m 100m 450m 850m

(100m — 365m)

snow report 5 days ago

7 cm
5 days ago
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
rain showers
clear
Mid station 232 m
950m 600m 500m 750m 1150m

(650m — 890m)

snow report 2 days ago

Tandådalen-Hundfjället webcam
1 cm
2 days ago
1
1
light snow
cloudy
clear
light snow
clear
Mid station 770 m
700m 550m 350m 800m 1100m

(439m — 789m)

snow report yesterday

95
80
Packed powder or groomed snow 2 cm
yesterday
18
15
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 614 m
550m 100m 0m 0m 400m

(100m — 240m)

snow report 13 days ago

1 cm
13 days ago
clear
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 170 m
1500m 700m 350m 450m 1100m

(1359m — 1600m)

snow report 2 days ago

5 cm
2 days ago
19
9
17
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 1480 m
850m 300m 100m 450m 850m

(163m — 300m)

snow report 5 days ago

1 cm
5 days ago
clear
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 232 m
1100m 650m 350m 700m 1400m

(8m — 152m)

Vallåsen webcam
clear
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 80 m
1500m 700m 650m 850m 1400m

(590m — 930m)

snow report 5 days ago

18 cm
5 days ago
2
5
1
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 760 m
650m 450m 200m 350m 950m