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 Levi in Finland is the latest Scandinavian area to open, thanks to snow-farming. The country's largest resort opened a run on its main slopes using snow saved from last season. Conditions were nice and frosty on the day, last Friday, to give a nice wintery feel.

It joins fellow Lapland ski area Ruka which opened a week before and the Galdhopiggen glacier on Scandinavia's highest slopes in Norway which is in the final month of its unusual spring-summer-autumn only ski season.

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)
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

(384m — 1274m)

snow report 3 days ago

opens in 52 days 2 cm
3 days ago
3
1
2
light snow
cloudy
light rain
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 829 m
950m 1150m 1500m 700m 300m

(429m — 958m)

snow report 9 days ago

7 cm
9 days ago
3
17
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 694 m
100m 50m 150m 0m 0m

(565m — 950m)

snow report 4 days ago

2 cm
4 days ago
2
3
light rain
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 758 m
1250m 1150m 1550m 950m 650m

(217m — 400m)

light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 308 m
2050m 1850m 1700m 1650m 1300m

(152m — 567m)

light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 360 m
2100m 1850m 1650m 1450m 1350m

(590m — 1010m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
3
3
light snow
cloudy
light rain
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 800 m
1050m 1200m 1550m 800m 500m

(599m — 1199m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
1
3
light rain
light snow
cloudy
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 899 m
1450m 1400m 1450m 900m 800m

(375m — 832m)

snow report 3 days ago

opens in 45 days 1 cm
3 days ago
4
1
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 604 m
0m 0m 350m 0m 0m

(910m — 1219m)

snow report today

1 cm
today
1
8
cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1064 m
1100m 1300m 1500m 1350m 600m

(648m — 1312m)

snow report 3 days ago

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
opens in 23 days 6 cm
3 days ago
5
3
6
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 980 m
100m 300m 1150m 550m 0m

(446m — 592m)

light rain
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 519 m
2250m 1900m 1750m 1600m 1450m

(710m — 892m)

snow report 7 days ago

Idre Fjäll webcam
opens in 2 days 2 cm
7 days ago
4
light rain
light rain
rain showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 801 m
1600m 1550m 1550m 1050m 950m

(170m — 370m)

light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 270 m
1400m 1450m 1600m 1450m 800m

(360m — 570m)

snow report 5 days ago

opens in 10 days 3 cm
5 days ago
1
2
clear
cloudy
light rain
clear
clear
Mid station 465 m
150m 0m 650m 0m 0m

(442m — 598m)

snow report 2 days ago

4 cm
2 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 520 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(700m — 1700m)

snow report 3 days ago

8 cm
3 days ago
4
2
1
partly cloudy
light snow
cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 1200 m
250m 450m 1200m 600m 0m

(420m — 665m)

snow report 7 days ago

1 cm
7 days ago
light rain
light rain
cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 542 m
1900m 1700m 1600m 1200m 1100m

(525m — 940m)

snow report 4 days ago

opens in 38 days 2 cm
4 days ago
4
3
light rain
cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 732 m
1200m 1100m 1550m 950m 600m

(104m — 305m)

snow report 12 days ago

1 cm
12 days ago
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 204 m
2400m 2050m 1800m 1700m 1300m

(633m — 1125m)

snow report 7 days ago

2 cm
7 days ago
5
light rain
light rain
rain showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 879 m
1450m 1400m 1550m 1000m 900m

(235m — 330m)

cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 282 m
2750m 2400m 1950m 1850m 2000m

(500m — 910m)

snow report 9 days ago

opens in 136 days 14 cm
9 days ago
7
27
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 705 m
200m 700m 200m 0m 0m

(150m — 400m)

Romme Alpin webcam
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 275 m
2400m 2000m 1750m 1750m 1400m

(290m — 470m)

cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 380 m
2500m 2050m 1750m 1600m 1600m

(350m — 890m)

snow report 7 days ago

opens in 38 days 1 cm
7 days ago
light rain
light rain
cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 620 m
1850m 1700m 1600m 1150m 1050m

(640m — 831m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
1
1
1
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
cloudy
clear
Mid station 736 m
1450m 1450m 1500m 850m 500m

(483m — 853m)

snow report 2 days ago

Stöten webcam
1 cm
2 days ago
5
light rain
light rain
cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 668 m
1800m 1650m 1550m 1150m 1000m

(19m — 179m)

snow report 13 days ago

1 cm
13 days ago
light rain
cloudy
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 99 m
1150m 1250m 1500m 800m 450m

(100m — 365m)

cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
moderate rain
Mid station 232 m
2450m 2050m 1800m 1550m 1650m

(650m — 890m)

snow report 2 days ago

Tandådalen-Hundfjället webcam
1 cm
2 days ago
6
light rain
light rain
cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 770 m
1850m 1700m 1600m 1150m 1050m

(439m — 789m)

snow report 3 days ago

opens in 23 days 5 cm
3 days ago
2
2
2
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 614 m
100m 300m 1100m 550m 0m

(100m — 240m)

cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 170 m
2950m 2550m 1950m 1950m 2000m

(1359m — 1600m)

snow report 4 days ago

2 cm
4 days ago
6
3
1
light snow
cloudy
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1480 m
1000m 1150m 1500m 650m 400m

(163m — 300m)

cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 232 m
2750m 2450m 1800m 1800m 2050m

(8m — 152m)

Vallåsen webcam
cloudy
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 80 m
2750m 2600m 2200m 1950m 2100m

(590m — 930m)

snow report 4 days ago

2 cm
4 days ago
2
3
light rain
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 760 m
1250m 1150m 1550m 950m 700m