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Åre, Jämtland
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Skiing in Sweden

The ski resorts of Sweden stretch from Riksgränsen in the Arctic Circle, in the far north, down the backbone of the Swedish mountains in the north-west, and then wind east into the province of Dalarna.

And with its northerly latitude, most ski resorts guarantee snow between Christmas and Easter. So you can ski in Sweden against a backdrop of the Midnight Sun, and the kaleidoscopic curtain of the Northern Lights. Where else in the world can you do that?

Åre in Sweden is Northern Europe´s largest and most advanced and diverse alpine sport resort, with skiing and a wide variety of other sports and activities to suit every possible preference and level of skill.

There is everything from awe-inspiring black pistes and highly challenging off-piste slopes to an abundance of easy skiing for children and beginners. Åre and adjacent Duved also offer world-class slopes for snowboarding, telemark and carving. Extreme adventures such as heli-skiing are also available. 

The system of lifts is so extensive that you can ski for a long time without tiring of the slopes. In addition to skiing there´s a wide range of other activities, such as snowmobile safaris, dogsleighing, ice fall climbing and much, much more. Åre is equally famous for its extremely vibrant after-ski and nightlife scene – you won´t find many places in Europe that party as hard as Åre during the season...

In summer, Åre/Duved is transformed into a centre for alpine summer sports such as hiking, mountain biking, climbing, canoeing and river rafting. Åre is also a main hub for fly fishers, with many attractive rivers, rapids and lakes in the proximity.