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 13resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 2 are reporting good piste conditions.

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Best piste conditions (2)

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)
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue

(384m — 1274m)

snow report today

85
85

Good
Spring snow
15 cm
14 days ago
Overcast skies // 20 Apr
8
12
5
light rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 829 m
1350m 850m 1100m 1350m 1000m

(429m — 958m)

1
3
2
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 694 m
950m 700m 600m 600m 800m

(565m — 950m)

rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
heavy rain
light rain
Mid station 758 m
1800m 1000m 1200m 1400m 1200m

(217m — 400m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 308 m
2300m 1400m 1400m 1500m 1400m

(152m — 567m)

cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 360 m
2350m 1500m 1650m 1550m 1350m

(590m — 1010m)

1
10
1
moderate rain
snow showers
partly cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
Mid station 800 m
1500m 900m 1150m 1350m 1100m

(599m — 1199m)

1
5
rain showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
snow showers
Mid station 899 m
1750m 1000m 1200m 1350m 1100m

(375m — 832m)

2
12
4
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 604 m
1100m 600m 650m 800m 650m

(910m — 1219m)

1
10
3
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1064 m
1900m 1150m 1300m 1300m 1250m

(648m — 1312m)

snow report today

Hemavan and Tärnaby webcam
75
30
Spring 12 days ago
5
11
2
cloudy
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 980 m
1050m 950m 1050m 900m 750m

(446m — 592m)

partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
moderate rain
clear
Mid station 519 m
2400m 1600m 1700m 1650m 1350m

(710m — 892m)

snow report today

110
100
Spring 14 days ago
1
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 801 m
1950m 1100m 1300m 1450m 1250m

(170m — 370m)

rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 270 m
2000m 1150m 1300m 1350m 1300m

(360m — 570m)

snow report today

120
105
Spring 25 days ago
3
10
2
clear
light rain
cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 465 m
1250m 750m 600m 800m 600m

(442m — 598m)

1
7
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 520 m
1100m 600m 650m 600m 700m

(700m — 1700m)

6
26
1
cloudy
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1200 m
1150m 1000m 1100m 950m 750m

(420m — 665m)

cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
heavy rain
light rain
Mid station 542 m
2200m 1450m 1500m 1500m 1350m

(525m — 940m)

1
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
heavy rain
light rain
Mid station 732 m
1750m 1000m 1200m 1400m 1200m

(104m — 305m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 204 m
2400m 1400m 1400m 1550m 1450m

(633m — 1125m)

1
2
rain showers
light snow
cloudy
heavy rain
rain showers
Mid station 879 m
1850m 1050m 1250m 1400m 1250m

(235m — 330m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 282 m
2900m 1950m 2050m 1750m 1200m

(500m — 910m)

snow report today

180
55
Spring 10 days ago
1
3
7
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 705 m
900m 800m 600m 700m 900m

(150m — 400m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 275 m
2450m 1500m 1400m 1600m 1400m

(290m — 470m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
heavy rain
rain showers
Mid station 380 m
2500m 1600m 1550m 1650m 1350m

(350m — 890m)

snow report today

95
95

Good

Varied
11 cm
10 days ago
partly cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
heavy rain
light rain
Mid station 620 m
2150m 1400m 1450m 1500m 1350m

(640m — 831m)

11
18
10
moderate rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 736 m
1300m 850m 1150m 1500m 1050m

(483m — 853m)

Stöten webcam
1
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
Mid station 668 m
2150m 1400m 1450m 1450m 1350m

(19m — 179m)

moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 99 m
1400m 850m 1150m 1450m 1050m

(100m — 365m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 232 m
2500m 1700m 1750m 1650m 1400m

(650m — 890m)

1
partly cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
heavy rain
light rain
Mid station 770 m
2200m 1450m 1500m 1450m 1350m

(439m — 789m)

snow report today

110
25
Spring 12 days ago
1
9
1
light rain
light rain
rain showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 614 m
1050m 950m 1050m 900m 750m

(100m — 240m)

clear
clear
clear
moderate rain
rain showers
Mid station 170 m
2900m 2000m 1800m 1800m 1300m

(1359m — 1600m)

11
26
6
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1480 m
1400m 900m 1150m 1400m 1050m

(163m — 300m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 232 m
2900m 1900m 2150m 1750m 1150m

(8m — 152m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 80 m
3150m 2200m 2350m 1900m 1400m

(590m — 930m)

rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
heavy rain
light rain
Mid station 760 m
1750m 1000m 1200m 1400m 1200m