Åre Ski Holidays

If you've skied a lot and think you've done it all then check out Åre. I love the delicious cuisine, the designer styling, and the fact that the Swedes adore the Brits. It's even close enough for a long weekend.
Andy Hemingway
Sales & Product Manager - Scandinavia
If you've skied a lot and think you've done it all then check out Åre. I love the delicious cuisine, the designer styling, and the fact that the Swedes adore the Brits. It's even close enough for a long weekend.
Andy Hemingway
Sales & Product Manager - Scandinavia

Summary

4
Beginner
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Intermediate
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Village Charm
  • Non-Ski Activities

Rising above Lake Åresjön, Scandinavia’s largest ski resort, Åre, is great for escaping the crowds.

With more than 1,000 acres of terrain, Åre (pronounced aura) is a world-class resort. Children under seven ski for free and the tree-lined slopes are uncrowded, even during peak weeks.

Åre’s main ski area has lots of variety, while Björnen’s runs are best for beginners. For intermediates, the rolling slopes in Duved are excellent, and there’s some great off-piste to be found - hiring a guide will mean you find the best spots!

The historic lakeside town offers everything from zip wires and a chocolate factory, to a distillery and live bands at the weekends. And Åre’s fifty-odd restaurants are reliably good, from the burgers at Broken to fine dining at Supper.

Ski holidays in Åre are truly unique. A temperature inversion can make the mountain warmer than the village, and the slopes are floodlit until 8pm. This far north, short December days are followed by long daylight hours in spring - an effect that’s even more apparent on our Åre and Arctic Ski Safari.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224068 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Åre Resort Guide

Make the most of your Åre ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
December - May
Nearest airport
Trondheim / Åre Östersund
Flight time
2 hours 30 minutes / 2 hours 45 minutes
Direct flight
Yes (Gatwick only)
Transfer time
2 hours 30 minutes / 1 hour 15 minutes
Transport
Shuttle bus or car hire
Elevation
1420 m / 4,659 ft
Vertical drop
894 m / 2,993 ft
Avg snowfall
11 ft
Ski area
100 km
Ski lifts
46
Runs
103
Grade
10% advanced
51% intermediate
39% beginner

Maps

Resort Map

Accommodation

Ranging from traditional guesthouses and self-catering apartments, to luxurious design hotels, much of Åre’s accommodation is ski-in ski-out. English is spoken widely throughout the resort.

We’ve stayed at or visited all of our Åre accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Breakfast Included
  • Close to Slopes
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Half Board Available
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
Voted Sweden’s Best Ski Hotel 2014 & 2015, the luxurious Copperhill Mountain Lodge is one of just a few prestigious Design Hotels™ in the country.
  • Breakfast Included
  • Close to Slopes
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Half Board Available
  • Hot Tub
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
With arguably the best ski-in ski-out location in Åre, the award-winning Fjällgården (pronounced Fee-Yell-Gordon) is one of Sweden’s best boutique ski hotels.

Offers

See our Åre offers for some excellent savings and superb package prices.

Giving you the best available prices, the offers below are based on our lowest cost departure dates. We can save you money on many other dates and properties but we can't show every single offer here - for more options, please call us on 01273 224 068 or request a quotation.

Reviews

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If you’ve recently returned from this resort, we’d love to hear from you.

If no reviews are available yet, ask for first-hand advice from Ski Safari staff who have visited this resort. Call us on 01273 224 068.

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01/05/2018 Andrew McDiarmid

Really friendly and laid back with great facilities.

20/04/2018 Lynne Wallis

For our group Are in Sweden was a brilliant place to sky - something for the non-skiers, excellent for the complete beginners and enough to keep the experts busy for a week. Are Bjornen is a satellite village in Are which is an excellent place to get started with your skiing. There is accommodation immediately next to the beginner slopes and the lift system give quick access to the rest of the resort for the expert skiers. The Bjornen area has a small grocery shop and a couple of cafes, but if you want more, the ride into Are centre is about 15 minutes in beautiful surroundings. Once in Are there are plenty of shops and a large supermarket. The people who work in the resort are all very polite and responsive to guests' needs, and any issues are sorted out in a guest friendly manner. We love it so much we have been back there 4 times.

18/04/2018 Andrew Kelly

This is the resort we have been seeking for 30 years and never thought we would find. It was more extensive than we expected. - there were plenty of reds if needed but overall the sking was relaxed and straightforward. Slopes very quiet indeed even at Easter. We were fortunate to have great snow - no Easter Alpine slush in the afternoon either. Beautiful remote forests and frozen lakes.

Holiday ideas

News

Åre Family © Ola Matsson / Skistar

Five Reasons to Try Skiing the Swedish Way

22nd August 2018 - Andy Hemingway

Swedish life is all about quality, style and efficiency. Their standard of living is one of the best in the world, so expect high-quality rentals, modern lifts and excellent tuition - skiing the Swedish way! I first skied in Sweden in 2002 and I've been a regular visitor ever since - as recently as...

Yohei Sasaki Niseko Powder © Yasuyuki Shimanuki

Once-In-A-Lifetime Ski Holidays (That You Can Still Book)

22nd December 2017 - Craig Charley

The 2017/18 ski season may be well underway, but booking late doesn't mean you have to compromise on adventure - there's still time to book a once-in-a-lifetime ski holiday. We asked our Product Managers to pick their favourite inspirational trips, all of which are still available to book this...