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

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Sweden. Fresh snow is forecast at 2resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

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Ski resorts of Sweden, alphabetically

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(384m — 1274m)

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Mid station 829 m
1350m 1350m 1400m 1950m 3150m

(429m — 958m)

heavy rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
cloudy
Mid station 694 m
1450m 1850m 1800m 1450m 2550m

(565m — 950m)

light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 758 m
1550m 1500m 1700m 2200m 2950m

(217m — 400m)

heavy rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 308 m
1750m 1600m 1750m 2350m 2950m

(152m — 567m)

moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 360 m
1700m 1500m 1800m 2500m 3200m

(590m — 1010m)

rain showers
light rain
light rain
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rain showers
Mid station 800 m
1550m 1350m 1500m 2050m 3100m

(599m — 1199m)

rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 899 m
1550m 1250m 1500m 2250m 3050m

(375m — 832m)

light rain
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 604 m
1650m 1900m 1900m 2050m 2550m

(910m — 1219m)

light rain
light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1064 m
1750m 1600m 1650m 2300m 2800m

(648m — 1312m)

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rain showers
light rain
moderate rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 980 m
1550m 1650m 1700m 1700m 2900m

(446m — 592m)

moderate rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 519 m
1700m 1600m 1850m 2550m 3300m

(710m — 892m)

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moderate rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 801 m
1550m 1400m 1700m 2250m 3000m

(170m — 370m)

light rain
rain showers
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 270 m
1750m 1600m 1650m 2300m 2800m

(360m — 570m)

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rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 465 m
1800m 1750m 1850m 2100m 2700m

(442m — 598m)

heavy rain
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 520 m
1650m 1950m 1800m 1900m 2550m

(700m — 1700m)

4
rain showers
moderate rain
moderate rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 1200 m
1650m 1650m 1650m 1800m 2900m

(420m — 665m)

moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 542 m
1600m 1450m 1750m 2350m 3050m

(525m — 940m)

light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 732 m
1600m 1450m 1700m 2150m 2950m

(104m — 305m)

heavy rain
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 204 m
1750m 1600m 1750m 2300m 2800m

(633m — 1125m)

moderate rain
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 879 m
1550m 1450m 1650m 2300m 3000m

(235m — 330m)

moderate rain
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 282 m
2050m 1700m 2000m 2600m 3250m

(500m — 910m)

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heavy rain
partly cloudy
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 705 m
1400m 1850m 1800m 1350m 2450m

(150m — 400m)

heavy rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 275 m
1700m 1600m 1750m 2350m 2950m

(290m — 470m)

moderate rain
light rain
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 380 m
1700m 1550m 1750m 2450m 3100m

(350m — 890m)

moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 620 m
1600m 1500m 1750m 2350m 3050m

(640m — 831m)

light rain
heavy rain
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 736 m
1300m 1300m 1300m 1900m 3000m

(483m — 853m)

Stöten webcam
moderate rain
light rain
clear
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 668 m
1600m 1500m 1750m 2350m 3050m

(19m — 179m)

rain showers
moderate rain
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 99 m
1400m 1300m 1350m 1950m 3100m

(100m — 365m)

moderate rain
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 232 m
1750m 1650m 1950m 2600m 3300m

(650m — 890m)

moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 770 m
1600m 1500m 1750m 2350m 3050m

(439m — 789m)

rain showers
light rain
moderate rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 614 m
1550m 1650m 1700m 1700m 2900m

(100m — 240m)

thunderstorm
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 170 m
2150m 1600m 1950m 2400m 2950m

(1359m — 1600m)

10
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1480 m
1400m 1350m 1400m 1900m 3200m

(163m — 300m)

thunderstorm
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 232 m
2100m 1750m 2100m 2650m 3300m

(8m — 152m)

rain showers
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 80 m
2300m 1950m 2300m 2700m 3400m

(590m — 930m)

light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 760 m
1600m 1450m 1700m 2200m 2950m