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 1resorts. 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)

light rain
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Mid station 829 m
1600m 1600m 1650m 2100m 2000m

(429m — 958m)

light rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 694 m
1900m 1450m 1200m 1600m 1750m

(565m — 950m)

partly cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 758 m
2100m 1800m 1800m 2550m 2350m

(217m — 400m)

clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 308 m
2800m 2250m 2000m 2750m 3050m

(152m — 567m)

clear
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 360 m
2700m 2200m 2150m 2850m 2950m

(590m — 1010m)

rain showers
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 800 m
1900m 1700m 1700m 2350m 2150m

(599m — 1199m)

rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 899 m
2050m 1650m 1750m 2500m 2200m

(375m — 832m)

rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 604 m
2050m 1750m 1450m 1750m 1900m

(910m — 1219m)

partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
moderate rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1064 m
2200m 2000m 1800m 2500m 2550m

(648m — 1312m)

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rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 980 m
1750m 1600m 1350m 1650m 1750m

(446m — 592m)

clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 519 m
2800m 2350m 2200m 2900m 3050m

(710m — 892m)

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clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 801 m
2350m 1850m 1950m 2700m 2400m

(170m — 370m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 270 m
2400m 2100m 1850m 2600m 2650m

(360m — 570m)

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partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 465 m
2000m 1850m 1550m 1800m 1900m

(442m — 598m)

light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 520 m
2000m 1650m 1450m 1700m 1950m

(700m — 1700m)

1
light rain
clear
rain showers
moderate rain
light rain
Mid station 1200 m
1750m 1650m 1450m 1750m 1850m

(420m — 665m)

clear
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 542 m
2600m 2150m 2100m 2750m 2800m

(525m — 940m)

partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 732 m
2050m 1800m 1800m 2550m 2350m

(104m — 305m)

clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 204 m
2750m 2250m 1950m 2750m 3100m

(633m — 1125m)

rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 879 m
2250m 1800m 1850m 2600m 2350m

(235m — 330m)

rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
Mid station 282 m
3300m 2850m 2650m 3200m 3300m

(500m — 910m)

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moderate rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
moderate rain
Mid station 705 m
1850m 1400m 1200m 1550m 1700m

(150m — 400m)

clear
light rain
clear
light rain
light rain
Mid station 275 m
2850m 2350m 2050m 2800m 3050m

(290m — 470m)

clear
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 380 m
2900m 2450m 2150m 2850m 3100m

(350m — 890m)

clear
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 620 m
2550m 2100m 2050m 2700m 2750m

(640m — 831m)

light rain
light rain
rain showers
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 736 m
1600m 1600m 1700m 2200m 2000m

(483m — 853m)

clear
rain showers
cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
Mid station 668 m
2550m 2000m 2050m 2750m 2650m

(19m — 179m)

rain showers
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 99 m
1650m 1600m 1700m 2250m 2000m

(100m — 365m)

clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
Mid station 232 m
2950m 2550m 2250m 2950m 3100m

(650m — 890m)

clear
light rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 770 m
2550m 2050m 2100m 2750m 2700m

(439m — 789m)

rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 614 m
1750m 1600m 1350m 1700m 1750m

(100m — 240m)

partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
Mid station 170 m
3300m 2850m 2500m 3200m 3350m

(1359m — 1600m)

3
4
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 1480 m
1700m 1600m 1650m 2250m 2050m

(163m — 300m)

light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
Mid station 232 m
3250m 2900m 2750m 3250m 3300m

(8m — 152m)

light rain
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
Mid station 80 m
3550m 3200m 3000m 3350m 3400m

(590m — 930m)

partly cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 760 m
2050m 1800m 1800m 2550m 2350m