Åre
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New for 2013/14

Are Ski Resort, Sweden

Three new chair lifts in Are:

Tegeliften: Four-seater chairlift to replace the current the T-bar.
Fjällgårdsexpressen: A new six seater chairlift.
Sadelexpressen: 6 seater chairlift to replace the existing Sadelliften.

Are Ski Resort Piste Map

Åre Ski Resort Review.

The Best Ski Resorts in Sweden

Åre, short for Årefjãllen and pronounced Aura, is Sweden's number one ski resort. Consisting of four separate ski areas and villages, Åre is strung out along a big frozen lake, Lake Åresjőn, and is somewhat reminiscent of St Moritz - just as vibrant but in a much more remote setting.

It takes about an hour and a quarter to drive to the 50 miles to Åre from the nearest airport, Őstersund, a special high speed train link from Stockholm does the journey in five and half hours.

The three ski villages of Duved/Tegefjãll, Åre and Åre Bjőtnen have 102 trails served by an assortment of 40 lifts, including Sweden's only cable car and funicular.

This far north the snow is almost invariably good, although it does get dark early in mid-winter. The sunsets around 2;30pm on 1 January, but by early February it is after 4pm before the sun goes down.

There is night skiing and boarding at Gasrappet and Lindsrappet for those who want to keep going instead of making an early start to the après-ski.

Off-piste is plentiful, heliskiing is also possible, the main focus is Åre with its tremendous variety of slopes.

Åre Ski Resort In Brief

Getting To Åre:
Nearest airport, Őstersund: 100km (62 miles). Regular bus service, mornings and afternoon, from Őstersund to Åre.
Direct trains from Stockholm and Gothenburg.


Height:
380 - 1,270m (1,250 - 4,170ft).


Ski Lifts: 46.
1 Funicular, 1 Cable Car, 1 Gondola, 1 Telemix, 8 Chair, 34 Surface.


Marked Pistes: 101km.


No of Pistes: 103
12% , 39% , 39% , 10% .


Main Advantages:
Largest ski area in Scandinavia; many winter sports available; attractive village; great for families; lively nightlife.


Drawbacks:
Short days during early/midseaon; can be very cold; remote resort, can be difficult to get to.