The name Åre is familiar to many from its previous years of hosting World Cup events. The resort has also been recognised as one of the top ski destinations in the world by international travel magazines.
But what exactly is it that makes Åre so perfect as a host city for large Alpine skiing competitions? And what is it that keeps tempting international skiers to come back to this historic little mountain village? Most likely it's the combination of its magnificent mountain skiing with premium luxury hotels, shopping, restaurants and bars - this town has the vibe of both a vibrant city and a mountain village at the same time.
A Swedish skiing destination with an international atmosphere.
The slopes of Åre offer easily accessible skiing suitable for all levels - from the best Alpine skiers in the world to groups of friends and families with kids. You'll find everything from beginner pistes to steep off-piste slopes and wooded freeriding areas - and if you're lucky you may even see reindeer on the slopes!
The Low Zone offers varied skiing below the tree line, and if you prefer more advanced skiing all you need to do is take the gondola lift up to the High Zone and the spectacular Åreskutan mountain, where you'll find varied skiing with vistas stretching for miles and fantastic views that you'll probably recognise from previous World Cups and Alpine World Ski Championships.
The slopes of the High Zone will take you all the way down to the village square, Åre torg, the perfect starting point if you're looking to finish off a day on the slopes with a night out at one of the village's many restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Restaurants & nightlife
Åre has become a gathering place for world class master chefs and offers one of the world's best selection of restaurants within such a small area. These include 10 restaurants listed in the Swedish White Guide 2018 (the premiere Swedish restaurant guide), including the world famous Fäviken. Between them they offer guests everything from local delicacies such as game and berries from the Swedish mountains to Italian classics. Åre also boasts several microbreweries, a chocolate factory, a coffee roaster and several other local food producers.
When your legs have grown tired from all the skiing, Åre village can tempt you with some truly excellent shopping and a selection that stretches far beyond souvenirs and reindeer horns. Here you'll find fully stocked ski shops with everything you could possibly need for a day on the slopes or a night on the town, home decor shops specialising in Nordic design and, of course, many world famous outdoor brands such as Peak Performance, Houdini and Haglöfs.