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 11 resorts. Powder is reported at 1 resorts and 1 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Sweden

All resorts

Best powder (1)Best piste conditions (1)

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)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(384m — 1274m)

snow report today

150
50
Powder
Powder
30 cm
yesterday
10
11
6
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 829 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(429m — 958m)

snow report yesterday

14 cm
yesterday
7
7
snow showers
light snow
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 694 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(565m — 950m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
4
25
3
snow showers
cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 758 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(217m — 400m)

snow report 25 days ago

2 cm
25 days ago
14
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 308 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 250m

(152m — 567m)

snow report 16 days ago

4 cm
16 days ago
12
2
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 360 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 200m

(590m — 1010m)

snow report yesterday

7 cm
yesterday
7
32
4
clear
cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 800 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(599m — 1199m)

snow report yesterday

7 cm
yesterday
4
16
3
snow showers
cloudy
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 899 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(375m — 832m)

snow report 2 days ago

70
50
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
yesterday
3
1
3
clear
light snow
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 604 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(910m — 1219m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
51
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 1064 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(648m — 1312m)

snow report 2 days ago

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
73
50
Packed powder or groomed snow 6 cm
yesterday
1
1
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 980 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(446m — 592m)

snow report 16 days ago

7 cm
16 days ago
16
2
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 519 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 200m

(710m — 892m)

snow report 2 days ago

75
50
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
3 days ago
1
18
2
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 801 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(170m — 370m)

snow report 14 days ago

1 cm
14 days ago
19
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 270 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(360m — 570m)

snow report 2 days ago

130
120
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
3 days ago
2
1
1
clear
light snow
cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 465 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(442m — 598m)

snow report 11 days ago

7 cm
11 days ago
5
1
5
clear
light snow
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 520 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(700m — 1700m)

snow report yesterday

3 cm
yesterday
2
16
clear
cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1200 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(420m — 665m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
17
3
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 542 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 250m

(525m — 940m)

snow report 2 days ago

80
50
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
6 days ago
4
28
3
snow showers
cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 732 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(104m — 305m)

snow report 28 days ago

2 cm
28 days ago
1
14
2
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 204 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 50m

(633m — 1125m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
23
1
clear
cloudy
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 879 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(235m — 330m)

snow report 18 days ago

1 cm
18 days ago
1
7
1
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
Mid station 282 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 500m

(500m — 910m)

snow report 2 days ago

105
100
Packed powder or groomed snow 32 cm
yesterday
12
12
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 705 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(150m — 400m)

snow report 18 days ago

1 cm
18 days ago
13
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 275 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 200m

(290m — 470m)

snow report 16 days ago

2 cm
16 days ago
12
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 380 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 300m

(350m — 890m)

snow report 2 days ago

70
50
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
yesterday
18
2
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 620 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 200m

(640m — 831m)

snow report yesterday

49 cm
yesterday
19
1
15
snow showers
light snow
light snow
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 736 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(483m — 853m)

snow report yesterday

Stöten webcam
1 cm
yesterday
1
18
3
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 668 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 150m

(19m — 179m)

snow report yesterday

12 cm
yesterday
10
6
8
snow showers
cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 99 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(100m — 365m)

snow report 19 days ago

1 cm
19 days ago
15
2
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 232 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 300m

(650m — 890m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
19
2
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 770 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 200m

(439m — 789m)

snow report 2 days ago

100
80
Packed powder or groomed snow 6 cm
yesterday
1
3
clear
cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 614 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(100m — 240m)

snow report 18 days ago

1 cm
18 days ago
1
1
2
clear
cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light rain
Mid station 170 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 600m

(1359m — 1600m)

snow report yesterday

27 cm
yesterday
10
18
6
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1480 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(163m — 300m)

snow report 18 days ago

3 cm
18 days ago
1
3
1
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
Mid station 232 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 500m

(8m — 152m)

snow report 18 days ago

Vallåsen webcam
7 cm
18 days ago
clear
cloudy
clear
light rain
light rain
Mid station 80 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 650m

(590m — 930m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
4
24
3
snow showers
cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 760 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m