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.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Sweden

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Ski resorts of Sweden, alphabetically

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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)
Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon

(384m — 1274m)

opens in 9 days
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 829 m
2400m 2100m 1950m 1100m 1200m

(429m — 958m)

2
light rain
light rain
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 694 m
1350m 1550m 900m 1650m 2250m

(565m — 950m)

2
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 758 m
2600m 2750m 2200m 950m 0m

(217m — 400m)

4
cloudy
clear
clear
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 308 m
2350m 2900m 2500m 1050m 0m

(152m — 567m)

light rain
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 360 m
2350m 2900m 2800m 1250m 0m

(590m — 1010m)

4
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 800 m
2550m 2250m 1900m 850m 1050m

(599m — 1199m)

1
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 899 m
2600m 2700m 2350m 1850m 2000m

(375m — 832m)

cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 604 m
1900m 1800m 950m 0m 1300m

(910m — 1219m)

5
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1064 m
2500m 2650m 2000m 600m 0m

(648m — 1312m)

snow report yesterday

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
5
5
Artificial
light rain
snow showers
cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 980 m
1900m 1800m 1450m 1800m 2650m

(446m — 592m)

cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 519 m
2350m 2900m 2850m 1250m 0m

(710m — 892m)

snow report yesterday

Idre Fjäll webcam
60
Artificial
1
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 801 m
2600m 2850m 2500m 1900m 1600m

(170m — 370m)

2
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 270 m
2500m 2750m 2100m 750m 0m

(360m — 570m)

snow report yesterday

45
20
Artificial 7 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 465 m
2050m 1950m 1150m 0m 1300m

(442m — 598m)

partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 520 m
1550m 1700m 1000m 200m 1350m

(700m — 1700m)

light rain
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1200 m
2050m 1850m 1550m 1450m 2500m

(420m — 665m)

2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 542 m
2400m 2900m 2700m 1200m 0m

(525m — 940m)

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3
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 732 m
2550m 2700m 2100m 850m 0m

(104m — 305m)

3
partly cloudy
clear
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 204 m
2500m 2850m 2450m 1500m 850m

(633m — 1125m)

2
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 879 m
2550m 2850m 2350m 1350m 900m

(235m — 330m)

1
4
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 282 m
2400m 2900m 2850m 1550m 150m

(500m — 910m)

opens in 99 days
5
1
1
light rain
moderate rain
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 705 m
1350m 1500m 900m 1700m 2100m

(150m — 400m)

3
cloudy
clear
clear
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 275 m
2450m 2900m 2500m 1100m 0m

(290m — 470m)

3
light rain
partly cloudy
clear
clear
cloudy
Mid station 380 m
2450m 3000m 2700m 1250m 0m

(350m — 890m)

2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 620 m
2400m 2900m 2650m 1200m 0m

(640m — 831m)

partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
Mid station 736 m
2450m 2100m 1950m 2400m 2450m

(483m — 853m)

Stöten webcam
2
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 668 m
2400m 2900m 2650m 1200m 0m

(19m — 179m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 99 m
2500m 2200m 1900m 2150m 2300m

(100m — 365m)

1
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 232 m
2400m 2900m 2850m 1250m 0m

(650m — 890m)

Tandådalen-Hundfjället webcam
2
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 770 m
2350m 2900m 2700m 1200m 0m

(439m — 789m)

snow report yesterday

5
5
Artificial
light rain
rain showers
cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 614 m
1900m 1800m 1450m 1750m 2650m

(100m — 240m)

2
2
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 170 m
2300m 2800m 2650m 1100m 0m

(1359m — 1600m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1480 m
2450m 2150m 1900m 1050m 1150m

(163m — 300m)

1
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 232 m
2350m 2950m 2900m 1750m 300m

(8m — 152m)

Vallåsen webcam
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 80 m
2500m 2850m 2750m 1700m 450m

(590m — 930m)

2
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 760 m
2600m 2750m 2200m 950m 0m