Skiing holidays Åre

Åre is a traditional mountain village where the wide range of skiing, shopping, restaurants and bars on offer are creating a real metropolitan vibe. The ski slopes and vistas are familiar from the many World Cup events that have been hosted here.

In 2018, Åre was named Sweden's best ski resort for the 6th year in a row by the World Ski Awards. This little mountain village is known far beyond Sweden's borders from innumerable TV sports broadcasts and world-famous competitions. These include more than 100 World Cup events and in 2019 Åre will once again play host to the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. 

Åre is easily accessed from two different airports, Östersund in Sweden and Trondheim in Norway. For those who prefer to take the train, the station is located in the middle of the village, walking distance from the village centre with all its hotels and restaurants.

Åre combines the vibe of a big city with that of a ski resort. The restaurants and shops are early adopters of new trends and many people from the Swedish capital frequently pop up to Åre during the winter season to escape the hassles of the big city and enjoy world class skiing while still having premium restaurants and shopping close by. 

Åre's ski area is divided into three areas connected by either lifts or the ski bus. Åre Björnen is perfect for families with kids, with its large children's and beginners' areas. The Duved/Tegefjäll area also offers a slightly slower pace. The skiing around Åre village is world famous, with slopes instantly recognisable from major World Cup competitions. The view from the top of the mountain Åreskutan, at 1,420 metres above sea level, is breathtaking. And for those searching for yet bigger challenges, off-piste skiing and summit touring are just a stone's throw away. 

Åre is also famous all over the world for its food culture and its restaurants. Just outside of Åre is the renowned restaurant Fäviken, with 2 Michelin stars. Åre also is also home to several famous design hotels, such as the award-winning Copperhill Mountain Lodge.

Facts about Åre

  • Lifts 45
  • Slopes 88
  • Highest groomed point 1274 m.a.s.l
  • Vertical drop 890 m
  • Total piste length 192 km
  • Snow Park Yes
  • Fun Ride Yes
  • Children-/beginners area Yes
  • Ski bus Yes
  • Night skiing December - week 10
  • Ski season December - May
  • Restaurants Approx 75

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