As with a lot of Scandanavian countries Sweden’s ski areas are quite limited and for piste bashing, mileage hungry skiers the Alps is a better bet. The largest and most well known resort in Sweden is Åre with a pisted area of 100 kms and cross country trails of 383kms the other well known resort is Vemdalen. As a destination for families that want to try things other than downhill Sweden is a great choice.
Cross country skiers in Sweden are extremely well catered for with a large number of long and interesting trails with many stop off points along the way. During early season, days are short but by February the lifts will be open from 9.00am – 4.00pm. There are quite a few pistes that are flood lit.
Most of the accommodation in Sweden is hotel based with a few apartments, a popular hotel is the Hotel Renen
Sweden is an excellent destination for snow reliability and because of day length we enclose the table below As you can see from the table above the early season temperatures are low. This is well worth considering for parents with very young children.
The main airport for Sweden is Östersund and there are charter flights from Heathrow and Manchester the transfer from Östersund to Åre is 1 hour and the transfer time from Östersund to Vemdalen is 1hour 30 mins.