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Åre Skiing Holidays - Information

Important information about skiing in Åre

Book / enquire about your skiing holiday in Åre

Why book with Simply Sweden?
Simply Sweden offer unrivalled flexibility, in depth knowledge of Sweden and peace of mind. We recommend you add a couple of nights in Stockholm at the beginning of your holiday and travel by train to Åre. There are several advantages. Stockholm is an amazing city at any time of year and the view of the mountains from the train is incredible. Åre station is in the centre of Åre so no need for long transfers to the resort. Looking for a more traditional Lapland experience? We can include almost any of our Lapland Holidays in your skiing holiday to Åre.

As we tailor make all our holidays we are able to include Stockholm and / or Lapland in many of our skiing holidays in Åre. All you have to do is ask!

Why book your family holiday with Simply Sweden?
Here at Simply Sweden we have travelled with our own families across Sweden and have skied in many locations. Our own children have taken part in the highly professional ski lessons that we provide & learnt to ski on the family friendly slopes of the Swedish mountains. We can offer self catering accommodation in spacious, child friendly & convenient apartments or hotels close to the slopes with adventure pools and childrens clubs. Åre is so much more than your traditional skiing holiday!

Should we book half board?
Åre has a wide range of restaurants to choose from. Whilst the half board option is an economical alternative when staying in a hotel it does limit your choice of restuarant in Åre.

Piste opening dates 2012/13
Coming soon! These are the details for 2011/12 but we don't expect any big changes.

From 9 December as many lifts as possible will open depending on conditions. It is worth noting that the 'top' lifts (Åreskutan) have previously opened around 5 February and is subject to the conditions. The final skiing is planned for 1 May.

Lift opening times
From 9 Dec

Bergbanan (33) between 0900 - 2200
VM8 (22) between 0800 - 1630
All other lifts 0930 - 1500

From 3 Feb
Bergbanan (33) between 0900 - 2200
VM8 (22) between 0800 - 1630
All other lifts 0900 -1630

Night skiing under flood lights
Lift VM8 (22) is open 1800-2000 on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays between 16Dec & 16Mar. It is also open every night between 16DEc & 2Jan (not 31Dec) and 20Feb & 4Mar

Resort height
380m to 1274m. This is not as high as your traditional Alpine resorts but Åre has a good snow record due to the northerly latitude.

Ski area 100 km
Longest run 6 km 
Prepared runs 110
Terrain parks 3
17 mountain restaurants
Lifts 46 (32 drag, 5 chair, 1 gondola, 1 cable car, 1 funicular)
Green 12%
Blue 39%
Red 39%
Black 10%
Snowmaking 45%

Temperatures / Day light / Snow depth averages
Day light (hrs)
Snow depth (cm)
Temp (C)

Ski bus
Runs approx. every hour between the 4 centres of Åre. Free for those holding a ski pass.

Children & families
Sweden has some of the best children / family skiing facilities available. The english speaking ski school is highly experienced and professional. The resort, especially around The Bear Park (Björnparken) gives children the opportunity to practice their skills in a safe & entertaining environment away from the main stream skiers. There is also plenty of after ski entertainment specifically for children including adventure pools, games and toys for all ages.

Åre Village
This is where you will find the majority of hotels, restaurants & bars. You can ski right into the village square. You will find cosy cafes, a selection of bars and delightful restaurants. If you have left something at home, don't worry, there is a good selection of shops so you will always find the perfect replacement.

Often called 'Little Stockholm', as Sweden's largest ski resort you will find some of Sweden's best known artists performing in Åre. With a wide selection of bars & nightclubs to suite all tastes you are bound to find somewhere to party.

Getting to Åre
Here at Simply Sweden we are proud to be able to offer a degree of flexibility with your holiday. There are several ways to reach Åre from the UK and this will vary depending on your overall travel arrangements. We are here to offer you our expert travel advice.
Transfer times (approx):
Åre train station - you're already in resort!
Östersund airport - 1hr30
Trondheim airport - 2hr20

Book / enquire about your skiing holiday in Åre

Åre is so much more than just a skiing holiday. Do it the Swedish way!

Åre Information

Åre info
Important & practical information about your skiing holiday
Åre Hotels
A selection of hotels in Åre
Åre Activities
A wide range of activities during your stay in Åre
Åre Piste Map
A detailed piste map of Åre ski resort
Åre Prices
Prices for skiing holidays, ski rental & ski school. 1MB pdf.

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