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's not been a particularly cold or snowy autumn in Scandinavia, and indeed British media posted pictures of children arriving in Lapland to meet Santa and finding a lack of snow waiting for them last month, but it is now getting colder, things are turning white and more areas are opening. Indeed the region's biggest and the World Alpine skiing World Championships 2019 host Are in Sweden has announced it will open this coming weekend.

Already open areas are also expanding the previously limited terrain they have open. Levi (20/40cm) opened its south pistes at the weekend with the 8.4 tun joining already open slopes on the north side. It's also currently snowing daily adding a few centimetres to the base every 24 hours.

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Sweden. Fresh snow is forecast at 3resorts. Powder is reported at 2 resorts and 2 are reporting good piste conditions.

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Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Sweden

All resorts

Best powder (2)Best piste conditions (2)

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)
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

(384m — 1274m)

snow report yesterday

70
15

Fresh

Fresh
29 cm
yesterday
1
1
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 829 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(429m — 958m)

snow report yesterday

8 cm
yesterday
1
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 694 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(565m — 950m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
3
3
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 758 m
100m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(217m — 400m)

snow report yesterday

5 cm
yesterday
1
2
4
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 308 m
200m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(152m — 567m)

snow report yesterday

69 cm
yesterday
1
3
5
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 360 m
150m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(590m — 1010m)

snow report yesterday

17 cm
yesterday
2
1
2
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 800 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(599m — 1199m)

snow report 2 days ago

8 cm
2 days ago
1
2
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 899 m
150m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(375m — 832m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 11 days 10 cm
yesterday
1
3
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 604 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(910m — 1219m)

snow report yesterday

87 cm
yesterday
3
3
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1064 m
200m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(648m — 1312m)

snow report yesterday

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
5
5
Artificial 13 cm
yesterday
4
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 980 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(446m — 592m)

snow report yesterday

4 cm
yesterday
1
3
4
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 519 m
150m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(710m — 892m)

snow report yesterday

Idre Fjäll webcam
70
35
Packed 1 cm
yesterday
2
5
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 801 m
150m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(170m — 370m)

snow report yesterday

85 cm
yesterday
1
1
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 270 m
200m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(360m — 570m)

snow report yesterday

70
45
Packed 36 cm
yesterday
1
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 465 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(442m — 598m)

snow report yesterday

53 cm
yesterday
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 520 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(700m — 1700m)

snow report yesterday

15 cm
yesterday
1
2
12
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1200 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(420m — 665m)

snow report yesterday

21 cm
yesterday
1
7
9
clear
clear
cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 542 m
100m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(525m — 940m)

snow report yesterday

28
28
Packed 47 cm
yesterday
1
3
5
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 732 m
100m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(104m — 305m)

snow report yesterday

11 cm
yesterday
3
4
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 204 m
250m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(633m — 1125m)

snow report yesterday

10 cm
yesterday
1
3
5
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 879 m
150m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(235m — 330m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
1
1
light snow
cloudy
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 282 m
450m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(500m — 910m)

snow report 2 days ago

opens in 73 days 4 cm
2 days ago
3
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 705 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(150m — 400m)

snow report yesterday

Romme Alpin webcam
3 cm
yesterday
2
4
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 275 m
200m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(290m — 470m)

snow report yesterday

6 cm
yesterday
1
3
3
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 380 m
200m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(350m — 890m)

snow report yesterday

35
29

Fresh

Fresh
24 cm
yesterday
1
7
9
clear
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 620 m
50m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(640m — 831m)

snow report yesterday

6 cm
yesterday
3
light snow
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 736 m
100m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(483m — 853m)

snow report 2 days ago

Stöten webcam
12 cm
2 days ago
6
10
clear
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 668 m
100m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(19m — 179m)

snow report yesterday

6 cm
yesterday
1
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 99 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(100m — 365m)

snow report 2 days ago

20 cm
2 days ago
3
5
clear
clear
cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 232 m
150m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(650m — 890m)

snow report yesterday

Tandådalen-Hundfjället webcam
38 cm
yesterday
7
11
clear
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 770 m
100m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(439m — 789m)

snow report yesterday

10
10
Artificial 11 cm
yesterday
1
3
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 614 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(100m — 240m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
3
2
light snow
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 170 m
400m 100m 0m 0m 0m

(1359m — 1600m)

snow report yesterday

58 cm
yesterday
3
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1480 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(163m — 300m)

snow report 12 days ago

82 cm
12 days ago
1
2
light snow
cloudy
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 232 m
400m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(8m — 152m)

snow report 11 days ago

Vallåsen webcam
12 cm
11 days ago
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 80 m
600m 200m 150m 0m 0m

(590m — 930m)

snow report yesterday

52 cm
yesterday
3
3
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 760 m
100m 0m 0m 0m 0m