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LOCATION Åre is 390 miles (630 km) north of Stockholm and 210 miles (350 km) south of the Arctic Circle, and sits above a collection of linked villages
SKIABLE AREA Around 60 miles (100 km) of runs, and extensive off-trail SEASON Early Nov–early May
ACCESSIBILITY Good road, rail and air links
Above Åre’s attractive pastel houses and shining lake lies the best lift-accessed skiing in Scandinavia, with something for everyone. Those skiers wanting to leave the runs, in particular, will love the options here, including a great snowcat- accessed run from the 4,660-ft (1,420-m) summit of Åreskutan.
There’s also a fine array of novice and intermediate runs, allowing skiers and snowboarders of all abilities to enjoy a trip to Scandinavia, the home of skiing.
Late-season skiing can be sublime as the sun rarely sinks beneath the horizon. And if you like to party hard, Åre provides plenty of entertainment.
Getting There and Around Östersund airport is 11/2 hours away and there are good road and rail links with all Sweden’s major cities. However, snow may make road access difficult.
When to Go February onward – midwinter has short days and is very cold.
Late season is often best due to longer days and uncrowded slopes.