Riksgränsen reviews

Ski resorts in Sweden
What do you think about Riksgränsen?
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Jeroen ter Horst
Jeroen ter Horst (Guest)
11/02/2000
Riksgransen is a very cool place to be. all the Swedish are very kind and off course the ski- and snowboardfacilities are very good.

Regards Jeroen

steglund
29/04/2022
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Coming back to Riksgränsen just over 30 years after my last visit was a split experience.

It's impossible to get away from. On a sunny day when all lifts are open, Riksgränsen offers perhaps Sweden's most fun lift-borne ski mountains. You can go almost anywhere and the terrain is like a big, natural park. The surroundings are fantastic and unparalleled among Swedish ski resorts, with magnificent, mighty mountains in all directions.

... but the review above contained two reservations - the weather dependence and the lifts.

When there is snowfall, fog or strong winds, there is no protective forest. It is not possible to see any contours in the even white mass and the skiing will be afterwards. There is not much that can be done about that. We must take the bad with the good, quite simply. It just gets a little unpredictable.

The lifts are a completely different matter. They are ancient and it shows. All of the system's essential lifts seem to stand still for longer periods and then we are not talking about minutes or hours, but days or even weeks. The need to modernize and replace the lifts is urgent and should have started a long time ago. What it is that sets obstacles I can only speculate in:

- Does not the relatively short season and the remote location provide the financial conditions to run a modern facility?
- Are there land agreements that put obstacles in the way?
- Do the owners lack the financial muscle or the drive?

No matter what, something must happen and soon - otherwise the Riksgränsen will disappear as a ski resort.

frosthelena
10/11/2021
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we won a trip here on instagram, and it was the best long weekend in several years. Sparkling sunshine, icy nights and freshly fallen powder snow. Herrejösses what a paradise. Will be back!


Camilla R
08/11/2021 (Modified: 09/11/2021)
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The border is the border - legendary riding if you have the weather with you, but unfortunately the rest decays more and more. The off-piste is cruel when the weather allows. You come to Riksgränsen primarily for the off-piste and when it is good there is nothing that beats it - it is easily accessible and there is off-piste both for those who dare off the piste for the first time to those who think life is best lived off the piste . If you have the opportunity for heliskiing, there is no better area in Sweden for that than Riksgränsen.
As for other services, there is potential for improvement. The lifts have survived longer than what should be possible and it is noticeable, in recent years, lifts have been in place for most of the season and this has a very negative effect on accessibility. When it comes to pisting, there is also a lot to be desired. The proportion of piste slopes has been reduced compared to what it was a few years ago for some reason that no skier understands and it may not have been really successful (the possibility of off-piste is there anyway). The actual pisting is often ok but not much more. Had it not been for the ancient lifts that often have problems, the rating might have been higher for Rikgsgränsen IS still Riksgränsen - legendary and I have had many of my best days on skis here!



PontusStrahle
06/11/2021
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In my opinion Sweden's only wild mountain! If the conditions are right, skiing is often world-class.

XAM
04/05/2021
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Was there midsummer 2020 2 days. Lived in a caravan. The first day it was really nice with sun and both chairlifts went. When it was midnight sun skiing, the Upper seat lift did not work due to a power failure and it did not start. There were huge queues before they chose to start the lower chairlift. Took a ride. Really nice the next day too so went a few rides. Good piste but should fix the lifts.


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Gäst (Guest)
02/05/2021
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The entire facility, including operations, is due.
The hotel with all the associated accommodation and restaurants is dilapidated and works poorly, if they are open there will be no more products and the food will be served, maybe! Lifts are broken or closed due to staff shortages. The slopes are unprepared. Information is missing or old and incorrect. In Covidtider, Riksgränsen has taken measures. All public saunas and gyms are closed, but not the Spa etc which is subject to a fee. The restaurant and sports shop have a limited number of visitors, but the lobby and reception are packed with people because there is the hotel's only open bar. In hostels, guests instead gather for joint dinners as restaurants are limited. There is no control here, at all! Not even information signs! It is stated that booking is limited but it seems to be fully booked

Erik Sörensen
Erik Sörensen (Guest)
08/03/2021
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Good powder skiing, but very bad at giving info when the lifts are stationary

Mikael
Mikael (Guest)
08/01/2020
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Best mountain for skiing

FredrikNilsson01
02/05/2019
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Fantastic opportunities for good skiing weather and weather permits. If you have hides, the number of possible slopes increases to infinitely many. Even if you do not have hides you can easily get up on Nordalsfjället - if you are only willing to walk 30-45 minutes. Although there are a lot of people in the lift, the large surfaces make it slippery in the slopes. Absolutely a favorite to go to for off piste when it comes to Sweden, however, I probably would have chosen another mountain if I was looking for good piste skiing.

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