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 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Sweden

All resorts

Ski resorts of Sweden, alphabetically

Resort
snow depth
top and bottom

on-piste

off-piste

Last Snow

Next 9 Days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

(384m — 1274m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 3 days 6 cm
7 days ago
1.0
2.0
1.0
cloud cloud light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 829 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(429m — 958m)

snow report 15 days ago

3.0 cm
15 days ago
part cloud clear cloud clear clear
Mid station 694 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(565m — 950m)

snow report 5 days ago

11 cm
7 days ago
3.0
5.0
6.0
cloud light snow cloud cloud light snow
Mid station 758 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(217m — 400m)

snow report 5 days ago

4 cm
7 days ago
2.0
3.0
3.0
light snow light snow light snow cloud light snow
Mid station 308 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(152m — 567m)

snow report 3 days ago

3 cm
7 days ago
1.0
2.0
3.0
light snow light snow cloud cloud light snow
Mid station 360 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(590m — 1010m)

snow report 5 days ago

20 cm
7 days ago
6.0
3.0
light snow snow showers part cloud light snow light snow
Mid station 800 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(599m — 1199m)

snow report 5 days ago

8 cm
7 days ago
2.0
3.0
4.0
light snow light snow light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 899 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(375m — 832m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 4 days 1 cm
19 days ago
cloud cloud cloud light snow cloud
Mid station 604 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(910m — 1219m)

snow report 4 days ago

11 cm
7 days ago
2.0
6.0
7.0
light snow light snow part cloud part cloud light snow
Mid station 1064 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(648m — 1312m)

snow report yesterday

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
opens in 3 days 12 cm
17 days ago
cloud snow showers light snow light snow part cloud
Mid station 980 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(446m — 592m)

snow report 3 days ago

5 cm
7 days ago
3.0
3.0
7.0
cloud light snow cloud cloud light snow
Mid station 519 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(710m — 892m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 22 days 6 cm
7 days ago
3.0
7.0
9.0
light snow light snow cloud light snow light snow
Mid station 801 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(170m — 370m)

snow report 6 days ago

5 cm
7 days ago
1.0
3.0
3.0
light snow light snow part cloud cloud light snow
Mid station 270 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(360m — 570m)

snow report yesterday

65
4
Artificial snow cover 1 cm
19 days ago
cloud cloud cloud cloud light snow
Mid station 465 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(442m — 598m)

snow report 18 days ago

1 cm
19 days ago
cloud part cloud cloud light snow part cloud
Mid station 520 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(700m — 1700m)

snow report 4 days ago

6 cm
7 days ago
2.0
2.0
light snow light snow light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 1200 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(420m — 665m)

snow report 2 days ago

6 cm
7 days ago
1.0
6.0
6.0
light snow light snow cloud light snow light snow
Mid station 542 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(525m — 940m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 4 days 12 cm
7 days ago
2.0
5.0
7.0
cloud light snow cloud cloud light snow
Mid station 732 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(104m — 305m)

snow report 6 days ago

1.0 cm
7 days ago
4.0
3.0
cloud light snow cloud cloud light snow
Mid station 204 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(633m — 1125m)

snow report yesterday

11 cm
7 days ago
4.0
3.0
6.0
light snow light snow cloud light snow light snow
Mid station 879 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(235m — 330m)

snow report 6 days ago

1.3 cm
7 days ago
4.0
4.0
cloud light snow cloud cloud light snow
Mid station 282 m
0m 400m 350m 350m 0m

(500m — 910m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 87 days 5 cm
15 days ago
part cloud clear cloud clear clear
Mid station 705 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(150m — 400m)

snow report 7 days ago

Romme Alpin webcam
4 cm
7 days ago
2.0
4.0
3.0
light snow light snow light snow light snow light snow
Mid station 275 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(290m — 470m)

snow report 6 days ago

3.0 cm
7 days ago
1.0
4.0
2.0
cloud light snow light snow cloud light snow
Mid station 380 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(350m — 890m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 10 days 7 cm
7 days ago
2.0
6.0
8.0
light snow light snow cloud light snow light snow
Mid station 620 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(640m — 831m)

snow report 20 days ago

1 cm
19 days ago
cloud part cloud part cloud part cloud part cloud
Mid station 736 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(483m — 853m)

snow report yesterday

1.0 cm
3 days ago
3.0
6.0
7.0
light snow light snow cloud light snow light snow
Mid station 668 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(19m — 179m)

snow report 7 days ago

4 cm
7 days ago
1.0
1.0
cloud part cloud part cloud cloud cloud
Mid station 99 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(100m — 365m)

snow report 5 days ago

5 cm
7 days ago
4.0
3.0
7.0
cloud cloud light snow cloud cloud
Mid station 232 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(650m — 890m)

snow report yesterday

7 cm
7 days ago
2.0
6.0
7.0
light snow light snow cloud light snow light snow
Mid station 770 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(439m — 789m)

snow report yesterday

50
20
Artificial snow cover 5 cm
17 days ago
cloud snow showers light snow light snow part cloud
Mid station 614 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(100m — 240m)

snow report 7 days ago

1.0 cm
7 days ago
1.0
2.0
2.0
cloud light snow cloud cloud cloud
Mid station 170 m
0m 350m 350m 300m 0m

(1359m — 1600m)

snow report 5 days ago

13 cm
7 days ago
4.0
2.0
cloud part cloud cloud light snow light snow
Mid station 1480 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(163m — 300m)

snow report 7 days ago

1.0 cm
7 days ago
2.0
2.0
cloud cloud cloud cloud light snow
Mid station 232 m
0m 450m 400m 350m 0m

(8m — 152m)

snow report 8 days ago

Vallåsen webcam
5 cm
8 days ago
cloud cloud cloud cloud part cloud
Mid station 80 m
700m 550m 500m 500m 0m

(590m — 930m)

snow report 5 days ago

11 cm
7 days ago
3.0
5.0
6.0
cloud light snow cloud light snow light snow
Mid station 760 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m