Riksgransen
Ski Resort Review

Riksgränsen Piste Map

Heliskiing In Riksgränsen

Near by peaks with 700m to 1000m of descent and the Kebnekaise massif which offer nearly 1,500 metres vertical descent. 200 mountains over 5,000sq km, possible to find untracked snow until the end of May.

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Riksgränsen Ski Resort Review

Riksgränsen Ski Resort

Only the eternal darkness of early winter prevents the slopes being open right the way through from October until June. Riksgränsen ski season does not really get started until February when there are sufficient daylight hours. By midsummers's day, the end of the season, the sun will not have set for over a month.

Riksgränsen, the world's northernmost ski resort, 200km north of the Arctic Circle, is known principally for its extensive off-piste skiing and actually lists the most important on its ski trail map.

Riksgränsen Ski Resort In Brief

Getting To Riksgränsen:
Kiruna: 130km (81 miles).
Domestic flights between Stockholm and Kiruna.
Taxi and bus service available.
Riksgränsen to Narvik; 50km (31 miles).


Altitude:
Riksgränsen: 520 - 910m (1,710 - 2,990ft).


No of Ski Lifts:
Riksgränsen: 6.


Pistes: 29: 4 Green Pistes, 4 Blue Pistes, 7 Red Pistes, 14 Black Pistes.


Main Advantages:
Riksgränsen: Summer skiing; good value heliskiing, plenty of off-piste skiing.


Drawbacks:
Riksgränsen: limited apès-ski; very few hotels.