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 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Sweden

All resorts

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)
Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon

(384m — 1274m)

snow report today

opens in 37 days 1 cm
today
5
2
6
light snow
clear
cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 829 m
700m 650m 1050m 1300m 950m

(429m — 958m)

snow report 3 days ago

9 cm
3 days ago
7
8
17
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 694 m
300m 0m 0m 0m 1000m

(565m — 950m)

snow report 7 days ago

2 cm
7 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
clear
Mid station 758 m
750m 850m 1400m 1300m 1000m

(217m — 400m)

snow report 6 days ago

2 cm
6 days ago
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 308 m
750m 1300m 1500m 1600m 1100m

(152m — 567m)

snow report 9 days ago

5 cm
9 days ago
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 360 m
750m 1200m 1600m 1350m 1000m

(590m — 1010m)

snow report 7 days ago

3 cm
7 days ago
1
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 800 m
750m 850m 1100m 1350m 1000m

(599m — 1199m)

snow report 7 days ago

1 cm
7 days ago
cloudy
clear
cloudy
light rain
snow showers
Mid station 899 m
750m 950m 1300m 1350m 1050m

(375m — 832m)

snow report 3 days ago

opens in 9 days 6 cm
3 days ago
clear
clear
cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 604 m
650m 0m 0m 850m 1000m

(910m — 1219m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
clear
clear
cloudy
light rain
clear
Mid station 1064 m
700m 950m 1500m 1600m 1000m

(648m — 1312m)

snow report 3 days ago

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
opens in 23 days 18 cm
3 days ago
5
9
14
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 980 m
550m 0m 400m 1250m 1000m

(446m — 592m)

snow report 5 days ago

1 cm
5 days ago
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 519 m
750m 1250m 1550m 1400m 1050m

(710m — 892m)

snow report today

75
15
Artificial 7 cm
8 days ago
cloudy
clear
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 801 m
950m 1100m 1500m 1300m 1000m

(170m — 370m)

snow report 8 days ago

4 cm
8 days ago
cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
clear
Mid station 270 m
600m 950m 1500m 1600m 1000m

(360m — 570m)

snow report today

50
20
Artificial 5 cm
4 days ago
1
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 465 m
650m 0m 0m 1350m 1100m

(442m — 598m)

snow report 3 days ago

12 cm
3 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 520 m
500m 0m 0m 300m 950m

(700m — 1700m)

snow report today

1 cm
today
2
9
3
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1200 m
650m 150m 650m 1300m 900m

(420m — 665m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 542 m
850m 1200m 1600m 1250m 1000m

(525m — 940m)

snow report 7 days ago

opens in 16 days 2 cm
7 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
clear
Mid station 732 m
750m 850m 1400m 1300m 1000m

(104m — 305m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 204 m
950m 1150m 1600m 1800m 1150m

(633m — 1125m)

snow report 8 days ago

9 cm
8 days ago
cloudy
clear
cloudy
light rain
clear
Mid station 879 m
950m 1050m 1400m 1350m 1000m

(235m — 330m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 282 m
1250m 1500m 2100m 1800m 1400m

(500m — 910m)

snow report 3 days ago

opens in 120 days 10 cm
3 days ago
9
14
25
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
light snow
Mid station 705 m
400m 0m 0m 0m 950m

(150m — 400m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 275 m
800m 1400m 1600m 1650m 1100m

(290m — 470m)

snow report 9 days ago

3 cm
9 days ago
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 380 m
950m 1500m 1750m 1550m 1100m

(350m — 890m)

snow report 6 days ago

opens in 16 days 1 cm
6 days ago
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 620 m
900m 1200m 1600m 1250m 1000m

(640m — 831m)

snow report today

2 cm
today
1
3
6
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 736 m
650m 800m 950m 1400m 950m

(483m — 853m)

snow report 9 days ago

6 cm
9 days ago
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 668 m
850m 1250m 1550m 1250m 950m

(19m — 179m)

snow report 8 days ago

4 cm
8 days ago
light rain
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 99 m
750m 800m 1050m 1350m 900m

(100m — 365m)

snow report 9 days ago

2 cm
9 days ago
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 232 m
1100m 1550m 1700m 1350m 1100m

(650m — 890m)

snow report 9 days ago

6 cm
9 days ago
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 770 m
850m 1250m 1600m 1250m 950m

(439m — 789m)

snow report 3 days ago

opens in 8 days 12 cm
3 days ago
2
2
7
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 614 m
550m 0m 450m 1250m 1000m

(100m — 240m)

light rain
clear
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 170 m
1350m 1450m 1900m 2100m 1900m

(1359m — 1600m)

snow report 4 days ago

3 cm
4 days ago
3
3
2
light snow
clear
cloudy
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 1480 m
700m 750m 1100m 1350m 950m

(163m — 300m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 232 m
1300m 1550m 2200m 1700m 1300m

(8m — 152m)

Vallåsen webcam
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 80 m
1350m 1500m 2200m 1950m 2300m

(590m — 930m)

snow report 7 days ago

3 cm
7 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
cloudy
clear
Mid station 760 m
750m 850m 1400m 1300m 1000m