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
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
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 eight 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 had with a guide.

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.

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16/04/2017 Elaine Johnston

Are Bjornen was perfect for our first ski trip with our 6 year old son. We stayed with friends at Copperhill, a beautiful mountain lodge in stunning scenery with a great spa, amazing breakfasts, and completely family friendly with fantastic staff. Our skistar ski intructor(Marcus) was fantastic with the kids and it was great to pick up ski passes and ski hire from the ski star store at copperhill when we arrived with no queues!

16/04/2017 Carol Daniel

Slopes were very accessible and no queues for the lifts. the town and restaurants were in walking distance and there was a good choice.

15/04/2017 William Akerman

Brilliant resort for all levels of skier. Great off piste through the trees - worth getting hold of the free Off Piste handbook available at SkiStar which shows all of the possible routes. We didn't even start on the offpiste down the back of Areskutan. Superb offpiste routes down into Bjorn country over the back of Sadeln. Ski school at 1315 works well - allows time for skiing together in the morning and no rush. Also skiing afterwards. Meeting in Rodkullen fine for us, with children at intermediate level. Emphasis in the lessons was on having fun and lots of time in the Snowparks. We didn't explore Are itself much apart from the supermarkets. It looks a little sad in April thaw but probably need longer to find the heart. Travel from Trondheim is no problem. In fact Trondheim itself is worth a visit if guests have longer, being the third biggest City in Norway, even though that means driving 25 mins in the "wrong" direction.

Holiday ideas

News

James & Rupert - Big White 20 March 2017

Why We Love Spring Skiing

28th April 2017 - Craig Charley

We love spring skiing. In fact, we love it so much that 17 of us (nearly three quarters of our team) have been skiing in March or April this season. Everyone has their own reasons for loving spring, from a deep snow base and fresh powder to the high potential for bluebird days. In our final snow...

Riksgränsen Heli-skiing Sam, Kat, Andy and Vicky

Adventures in Åre and the Arctic

6th April 2017 - Vicky Bamford

Last month myself, Andy , Sam and Kat headed to Sweden to experience one of our wildest multi-resort trips, the Åre and the Arctic Ski Safari . It was so good that I'm heading straight back for more! I thought I had Scandinavia sussed: gentle, welcoming skiing with a great family offering and...