Åre

Ski resorts in Sweden
Lifts (3/41)
Slopes (4/90)
Snow depth
1274 m
384 m
33 cm
Mentioning Åre usually brings up a variety of different associations. The Alpine World Cup in 2007, international jib contests, SkiStar Snow Parks, intense conferences or fun winter holiday sports camps. Åre is the skiing capital of Sweden and is not facing any major competition in that area. Many tourists often look at Åre as a mini Whistler.

Åre is not a new holiday destination. As early as the 1100s, thousands of pilgrims from all over Europe visited the village during their journey to the grave of St. Olav in Nidaros, nowadays known as Trondheim. In 1910, Åre Bergbana was opened. This is a railway and Åre's first transport to the mountain. Åre keeps attracting people year after year and the interest just keeps growing. It is one of the most visited winter destinations in the Nordic region. The ski area reaches from Duved, located in the west, through Åre to Åre Björnen in the east.

Snow forecast

  • Monday

    3.1 cm snow
    Snow
    -4°
    5 m/s
  • Tuesday

    0 cm
    Partly cloudy
    -6°
    3 m/s
  • Wednesday

    0 cm
    Cloudy
    -13°
    0 m/s
What do you think about Åre?
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Henrik
Henrik (Guest)
01/12/2017
Best skiing in Sweden

Valter
Valter (Guest)
05/12/2018
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Excellent good ski resort for the whole family!

Robin
Robin (Guest)
05/12/2018
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Looking for a ski resort in Sweden with a wide range of shops, restaurants, hotels, bars / après ski and attractions in addition to skiing, Åre is unbeatable. It is also one of the few (maybe the only) ski resort in Sweden that produces some kind of city feel. Not to compare to many villages that are adjacent to the vast ski areas in the Alps, but it's almost as close as possible to a ski holiday in Sweden.
Even when the weather permits and the whole system is open, there is not much that hurts Åre, but unfortunately there is a bit of shame on this Swedish ski pass.
The weather may be bad during the winter in Swedish mountains, nothing is unusual, but worse it is when there is a lack of snow, which is often in Åre. The Åreskutan is fairly unprotected in an open valley that is often exposed to hot winds from the Atlantic, which can generate plus degrees and a lot of wind. Of course, the upper part (top) of the boat will take the biggest bang, which makes the top lifts often closed, and Åre is no better than any other ski resort in Sweden, if you just add weight to the skiing itself. As Sweden's largest ski resort, there are generally more people in the same place, and when half of the lifts are shut off, the slopes are quickly raised and long lifts are formed.
Given that it is Sweden's largest and most popular ski resort, it is of course more expensive ski passes, and half of the ski system is open, so you feel a little swayed on the lift card.
In addition to that, it is generally more expensive to live and eat here too.

During my life, I have been up 11 times in Åre, and from these the top has been open 3 times. It is not approved.
My recommendation is that if you go here then you should take it after the sports license until Easter. Then there is often a chance for better weather and that the chances are that the entire lift system is open.

PLUS
+ Nice city
+ Good selection of restaurants, shops and hotels
+ Best ski resort when the top is open

MINUS
- Usually a lot of people
- All slopes / lifts are usually not open
- Top often off
- snow shortage
- Often bad weather
- Expensive

TM16
27/08/2018
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Best in the country

Johan Edelsvärd
Johan Edelsvärd (Guest)
16/05/2018
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I usually stay in Åre at least once a year, have an affair relatives and friends.

DavidWennberg
20/03/2018
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Going to week 9 and hoping for a new snow, Åre beats everything in Sweden. Been in Åre twice this season and are not dissatisfied. The ravines are amazing after dump.

Johan
Johan (Guest)
17/03/2018
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Sweden's best skiing, undoubtedly, also Sweden's most accessible, just climb on the train, sleep and sleep, you're late, right up to the lifts open! This year, the third year was on the run with the whole family in its own caravan, next year, it becomes a sleeper car!

Charlotte
Charlotte (Guest)
09/03/2018
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Take the train to Åre! How smoothly. Step on the train in the evening, have a nice dinner and sleep in a comfortable bed. Wake up, have breakfast and get off the train. Check in, tighten your pants and ski and have a fun day before you, rested and spicy. So instead of spending money on a hotel night in Åre, put them on the trip and get both. Has both flights to Östersund and has taken the train several times over the years. The train wins every day, with a good environmental conscience.

Inge
Inge (Guest)
06/03/2018
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Best place in Sweden without a doubt. The closest you can get the alps without going to the alps.

Arne
Arne (Guest)
02/03/2018
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Too little hills and too many old lifts from the 70's !!!! Build out the skut / high zone, so we get new and better driving opportunities! Then always cool weather (from the Norwegian coast) when I'm there!

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