If you enjoy skiing and winter sports, one of the best places to take a short break or longer holiday in Sweden is Åre.
Åre is the largest ski resort north of the Alps. It has 60 miles of slopes served by 83 lifts. There are also 111 miles of cross-country skiing tracks and 10 miles of slopes that remain open for night skiing.
The region consists of three areas: Åre Village, Björnen and Tegefjäll/Duved.
Åre Village is the hub of the regional, with accommodation, shops, restaurants and bars. Björnen provides slopes for family skiing parties and beginners. Tegefjäll/Duved is the area that the locals favour most.
There are connections between the slopes at Åre Village and Björnen and between the slopes at Tegefjäll/Duved. A ski bus also operates between all three areas.
There are a total of 113 slopes at Åre divided into four categories: green, blue, red and black. Green slopes are ideal for beginners, blue for more experienced skiers, red for those who are totally confident on skis and black for experts. Åre has 21 green, 45 blue, 40 red and 7 black slopes.
Åre is perfect for children. The area has five separate skiing areas for them. When your family wants to take a break from skiing, there are plenty of other organised activities.
The ski season lasts from November to May, with a guarantee of snow from December to Easter. This guarantee means you don’t have to rush to spend all your time on the ski slopes. Among other things to do are husky or snowmobile safaris, toboggan runs, paragliding and snowboarding. You can enjoy all of these in Åre’s temperate climate.
Summer in Åre is also a great time to visit, with many alpine summer sports on offer, such as hiking and mountain biking, as well as great water sports such as rafting, canoeing and even some relaxing fly fishing.
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