Skiing you dream of
Snow. Ski boots. Poles. Layer one. Helmet. Adrenaline. Goggles. Rocker. Jacket. Skis. Twintip. Chocolate. Powder. Touring. Super G. Skate. Wax. Bindings. Sunscreen. Raindeer skin. Classic. Beanie. Rails. Jumps. Sunglasses. Airspeed. Slalom. Carving. Aqua. Energy. Schuss. Off-piste. Heli skiing. Thermos. Bungee cord. Down. Transceiver. Orange. Sticks. Helmet camera. Speed suite. And last but not least - a great amount of winter happiness!
The ski resorts are many and which one you choose may depend on how skilled a skier you are and the kind of pulse you search for besides skiing. Jämtland Härjedalen proudly comprises many major Swedish ski resorts:
- Åre is the leading ski resort in Northern Europe with 42 lifts, 107 pistes, a vertical drop of 890 metres and the longest run of as much as 6,500 metres;
- Funäsfjällen comprises as many as five ski areas with 37 lifts and 134 pistes in one single ski pass;
- Vemdalen is made up of the three ski areas Klövsjö/Storhogna, Vemdalsskalet and Björnrike. In one single ski pass you get access to 33 lifts and 54 pistes;
- Bydalsfjällen demonstrates a family-friendly atmosphere, with 45 pistes and 15 lifts in varying terrain;
- Lofsdalen boasts the highest vertical drop in Sweden south of Åre, and 26 pistes from novice slopes to brutally steep runs, served by 9 lifts.
World class cross-country
In addition to the great alpine skiing, here is cross-country skiing on world-class level. Funäsfjällen has the longest track system in the world: 300 km of pure delight. The tracks are prepared on a daily basis and it is rarely far to the next waffles café where the cloudberry preserve, whipped cream and steaming coffee keep tempting the taste buds. In Östersund the 89 km of connected tracks are located close to the city centre. Imagine yourself a star athlete,(or perhaps challenge one of them since many of the Olympic medallists reside in Östersund) as you cross the same finish line which is used for the World Ski Biathlon Cup competitions.
If you prefer gliding along on wider touring skis in grand open landscape while inhaling the refreshing highland winds we are delighted to offer you the possibilities for this experience. Fill up the thermos, pick up an orange and set off for one of the well-marked trails starting off from one of the villages in areas such as Södra Årefjällen, Funäsfjällen and Vemdalen.
Alpine touring and tanning holes
Following months of biting cold, March and April are perfect months for all those who love skiing in gentler conditions with such a lot of sunshine. Above the treeline the highland plateaus invite gliding and the large snowdrifts tanning holes. It may feel over-strenuous ascending the slopes with the aid of skins or snowshoes but the reward is so much greater as you reach the summit, see the magnificent views before setting off making your own sweeping tracks on the way downhill.
The best off-piste skiing
To go skiing outside the pistes may seem as the most natural thing in the world. But if you want to get some really good experiences it's crucial to know where the best spots are, how to get there and how to throw yourself into the powder in a responsible way. Here are a few ideas about where to find the best spots »
The gems are many and to help you find the right one and maximize your visit we have gathered some information about what the different ski areas offer. Read, think it over and come taste the winter and the real skiing here with us!
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