Åre

Ski resorts in Sweden
Lifts (10/46)
Slopes (18/89)
Snow depth
1274 m
384 m
59 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

  • Saturday

    2.9 cm snow
    Snow
    -3°
    8 m/s
  • Sunday

    2.7 cm snow
    Snow
    -3°
    4 m/s
  • Monday

    0 cm
    Cloudy
    -7°
    2 m/s
What do you think about Åre?
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Henrik
Henrik (Guest)
01/12/2017
Best skiing in Sweden

Petter Friedner
Petter Friedner (Guest)
04/11/2019
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Best place in Sweden that I have visited (not where in the Riksgränsen)


Andreas
Andreas (Guest)
27/04/2019
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Based on experience from about ten trips to Åre since the late 80s. Not later than 17: 2019.

+ Fall height and size and variation of the ski system. In class with a slightly poorer ski system in the Alps.
+ International stamp, good restaurants and nightlife.
+ Train directly into the village

- Congestion during high season. Don't go your Easter or sports holiday if you don't like crowding. Or go to Duved where it is a bit calmer.
- Wind-sensitive system. When the high zone is closed, it does not feel worth the money on long roads.
- Transport routes.
- Expensive.

Erik H
Erik H (Guest)
02/04/2019
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Wind-sensitive system and very rarely all lifts are open. Also crowded!

Anders Eriksson
Anders Eriksson (Guest)
02/03/2019
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A lot of people
- All slopes / lifts are usually not open
- The top often turned off
- Snow shortage
- Often bad weather
- Expensive

Gustaf
Gustaf (Guest)
21/02/2019
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Åre offers a lot. Great skiing, both fast food restaurants and fine dining. Compared to other Swedish ski resorts, Åre clearly has most shopping and shops. Åre's town resembles an alp town, much more city-like. A very cozy ski resort according to me simply. If I were to recommend an accommodation I would probably choose Tott Hotel. Very good location and very close to an anchor lift that you can take and get into the lift system. Really nice!!

AmyBoswood
21/02/2019
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Åre is perhaps Sweden's most well-known ski resort. We have been to Åre once and we were impressed with how many different slopes it was and how the different areas had a very individual feel.
 
We were in Åre with our two children and my mother and sister who are a teenager. We stayed in an apartment in Åre town.
 
Due to Åre's different areas, Åre fits most types of skiers. Our group consisted of a variety of skaters from my youngest son who had just started skiing for my sister who competes in slalom. Everyone found slopes that suited their level well and after a week it felt like we could have stayed another week!
 
We were in Åre in the middle of February and most of the slopes were nice. There were some icy slopes especially those that were adjacent to the apartment area. Unfortunately, the lift was up to the top shut down due to wind most days but we managed to get up a few times and it was very special up there. I have not experienced anything like this at any other Swedish ski resort.
 
Åre is very unique in Sweden as there are so many hills connected to each other. There are other ski resorts that have many different slopes eg. Vemdalen and Sälen but they are divided into different facilities. As in Sälen, there are other activities than just skiing in Åre.
 
Åre is a bit more expensive than some of Skistar's other facilities, eg. Vemdalen. Both ski pass and accommodation. There is a large selection of different restaurants with different price levels from simple but good hamburger restaurants to luxury restaurants. We ate at Buustamons Fjällgård and we can really recommend it if you want to enjoy the holiday a little bit.


A strong advantage for us is that Åre is close to an international airport. My relatives live in the UK and they often follow ski holidays. They can fly directly from London to Östersund.


Right now our children are still young and I think that the slightly smaller ski resorts, for example. Björnrike in Vemdalen and Lindvallen in Sälen are the best suited but I look forward to when they are a little older because I think Åre is suitable for families with older children or teenagers or adults who are experienced skiers best.
 
Åre is a place where most people can find something that fits. What I lack is the soft factor Vemdalen has.
 
Plus
-much variations in accommodation, slopes, food and activities
- close to an international airport
- nice backs
- Incredible views of the lake and surrounding nature
 
Minus
- Some of the lifts were off certain days
-Large. Does not feel as cozy as the spirit of the ski resorts















StefanAaroe
15/02/2019
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Think that Åre has most of what you can expect from a ski resort in Sweden. There are guaranteed other places that can offer more deep snow, better children's slopes or more advanced slopes. But if you are going to look at the whole with the range of restaurants, skiing transports to Åre etc then we think it feels perfect. If you are there in high season and feel that there are too many people, go to Duved / Tegefjäll. Cruel slopes but with fewer skiers.

Calle
Calle (Guest)
15/02/2019
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I have been in Åre now for a whole week. Before, I have been to almost every other mountain in Sweden. I recommend never going here as it is terribly bad. They close lifts for no reason and the slopes are not challenging. I will never return I can promise

Gert
Gert (Guest)
12/02/2019
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Sweden's best ski mountains. Skistar, however, is skinny o requires that parents of young children and beginners should pay to go in the boot. This means that they choose other facilities

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