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)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(384m — 1274m)

snow report today

150
85
Packed powder or groomed snow 12 cm
today
16
7
16
mod snow light snow light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 829 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(429m — 958m)

snow report today

46 cm
today
53
30
53
mod snow light snow light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 694 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(565m — 950m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
2
1
2
light snow light snow cloud cloud part cloud
Mid station 758 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(217m — 400m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
1
3
1
part cloud cloud cloud cloud clear
Mid station 308 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(152m — 567m)

snow report 5 days ago

2 cm
5 days ago
2
cloud part cloud cloud cloud clear
Mid station 360 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(590m — 1010m)

snow report yesterday

19 cm
yesterday
7
2
7
light snow light snow cloud light snow part cloud
Mid station 800 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(599m — 1199m)

snow report today

1 cm
today
10
4
9
light snow light snow light snow light snow snow showers
Mid station 899 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(375m — 832m)

snow report 2 days ago

40
20
Artificial 1 cm
3 days ago
1
1
1
light snow part cloud cloud cloud part cloud
Mid station 604 m
0m 0m 0m 100m 0m

(910m — 1219m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 cm
2 days ago
1
part cloud part cloud cloud light snow part cloud
Mid station 1064 m
0m 0m 0m 250m 0m

(648m — 1312m)

snow report today

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
110
30
Packed powder or groomed snow 9 cm
today
32
9
32
light snow snow showers light snow light snow part cloud
Mid station 980 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 0m

(446m — 592m)

snow report 5 days ago

1 cm
5 days ago
1
cloud part cloud cloud cloud clear
Mid station 519 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(710m — 892m)

snow report today

70
30
Artificial 6 cm
2 days ago
3
1
3
part cloud light snow part cloud light snow clear
Mid station 801 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(170m — 370m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
1
1
part cloud light snow part cloud light snow clear
Mid station 270 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(360m — 570m)

snow report today

110
70
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
4 days ago
1
1
clear clear part cloud cloud cloud
Mid station 465 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 0m

(442m — 598m)

snow report 11 days ago

6 cm
11 days ago
1
1
1
light snow part cloud part cloud light snow part cloud
Mid station 520 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(700m — 1700m)

snow report today

4 cm
today
13
2
12
light snow part cloud light snow cloud part cloud
Mid station 1200 m
0m 0m 0m 100m 0m

(420m — 665m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
2
cloud snow showers part cloud light snow clear
Mid station 542 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(525m — 940m)

snow report 2 days ago

25
15
Artificial 2 cm
2 days ago
2
1
2
cloud light snow cloud cloud clear
Mid station 732 m
0m 0m 0m 50m 0m

(104m — 305m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
2
3
2
part cloud snow showers cloud cloud clear
Mid station 204 m
0m 0m 0m 300m 0m

(633m — 1125m)

snow report 2 days ago

4 cm
2 days ago
3
2
3
light snow light snow cloud light snow part cloud
Mid station 879 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(235m — 330m)

snow report 8 days ago

2 cm
8 days ago
2
cloud clear part cloud light rain part cloud
Mid station 282 m
0m 100m 0m 850m 0m

(500m — 910m)

snow report today

opens in 40 days 69 cm
today
82
65
82
heavy snow mod snow light snow mod snow mod snow
Mid station 705 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(150m — 400m)

snow report 2 days ago

Romme Alpin webcam
1 cm
2 days ago
1
2
1
snow showers part cloud cloud cloud clear
Mid station 275 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(290m — 470m)

snow report 5 days ago

1 cm
5 days ago
1
2
1
cloud part cloud cloud light rain clear
Mid station 380 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(350m — 890m)

snow report 2 days ago

46
20
Artificial 1 cm
2 days ago
2
cloud snow showers part cloud light snow clear
Mid station 620 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(640m — 831m)

snow report today

21 cm
today
30
20
29
mod snow mod snow light rain light snow light snow
Mid station 736 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(483m — 853m)

snow report 2 days ago

Stöten webcam
1 cm
2 days ago
2
part cloud light snow part cloud light snow clear
Mid station 668 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(19m — 179m)

snow report today

1 cm
today
10
8
11
light snow light snow light rain light snow light snow
Mid station 99 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(100m — 365m)

snow report 5 days ago

1 cm
5 days ago
cloud part cloud cloud cloud clear
Mid station 232 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(650m — 890m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
2
part cloud snow showers part cloud light snow clear
Mid station 770 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(439m — 789m)

snow report today

120
40
Packed powder or groomed snow 6 cm
today
17
5
16
light snow snow showers light rain light snow part cloud
Mid station 614 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 0m

(100m — 240m)

snow report 8 days ago

3 cm
8 days ago
2
cloud clear part cloud cloud cloud
Mid station 170 m
0m 50m 0m 900m 0m

(1359m — 1600m)

snow report today

11 cm
today
19
5
18
mod snow light snow light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 1480 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(163m — 300m)

snow report 8 days ago

2 cm
8 days ago
2
light rain clear cloud light rain part cloud
Mid station 232 m
0m 0m 0m 800m 0m

(8m — 152m)

snow report 8 days ago

Vallåsen webcam
2 cm
8 days ago
cloud clear part cloud light rain clear
Mid station 80 m
0m 350m 550m 900m 0m

(590m — 930m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 cm
2 days ago
2
1
2
light snow light snow cloud cloud part cloud
Mid station 760 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m