Vemdalen Ski Holidays

Although this is one of our newest resorts, locals have been skiing here since the 1930s. A great place to bring your family, the three different ski areas and reliably good service really stand out.
Andy Hemingway
Sales & Product Manager - Scandinavia
Although this is one of our newest resorts, locals have been skiing here since the 1930s. A great place to bring your family, the three different ski areas and reliably good service really stand out.
Andy Hemingway
Sales & Product Manager - Scandinavia


Average: 4 (1 vote)
Average: 2 (1 vote)
  • Family Friendly
  • Village Charm
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Quick Transfer Time

Ski holidays in Vemdalen are snow sure and family friendly, with three distinct ski areas that add a sense of adventure.

The season starts early in Vemdalen, which has great snow conditions and quiet slopes that are ideal for families and nervous skiers. But what we love most here is the variety you get from Vemdalen’s three ski areas: Björnrike, Vemdalsskalet and Klövsjö/Storhogna. A ski bus runs between all three and, rare for Scandinavia, you can ski them all on one pass.

Beginners and improvers have the biggest choice of runs, with gentle slopes above and below the treeline. And, although the blacks aren’t as challenging as some of the experts in our office would like, the off-piste is good fun, with mellow powder runs and tree skiing.

In the village area everything is within walking distance, and the service is exceptional - Vemdalen has one of the highest repeat customer records in Scandinavia. You’ve got everything from dog sledding to snowmobiling to keep you entertained, and the low-key après scene is concentrated in just a few bars, so the atmosphere is warm and welcoming.

New for winter 2016/17! Sameland at Björnrike: meet reindeer and feed them with lichen, learn about the Sami people who have been living in northern areas since the stone age. Two traditional Sami dwellings have been built – one where you can eat lunch or have coffee and a cake (the Swedish fika), and one with an exhibition of the history of the Sami. There’s also a playhouse for kids to learn about how the Sami live today.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224068 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Vemdalen Resort Guide

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

Resort stats

November to April
Nearest airport
Åre Östersund
Flight time
2 hours 45 minutes
Direct flight
Gatwick only
Transfer time
1 hour 45 minutes
Private transfer or car hire
595 m
Vertical drop
470 m
Avg snowfall
12 ft
Ski area
52 km
Ski lifts
10% advanced
45% intermediate
55% beginner


Resort Map

Google piste view


The accommodation in Vemdalen is mostly ski-in ski-out and based in the Vemdalsskalet ski area.

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

Featured accommodation

  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Free Wi-Fi
A modern boutique hotel taking classic styling from the Harjedalen area (local county), Hovde Hotel is located in the heart of the village right on the main square opposite gym, hairdressers and bakery.
  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catered
  • Ski-in Ski-out
Extremely well-equipped, versatile and stylish. All Fallmoran Apartments have 2 bedrooms - either of which can be made up as double or twins - and 2 bathrooms.


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13/04/2018 Lena Semple

Lovely place. High standard. An excellent resort for families. Everything you need is within walking distance. We were lucky with the snow condition and the skiing was good.

08/04/2018 Nick Owen

A small, family friendly resort with a ski hire shop, a supermarket, and a number of (reasonably affordable) places to eat. Not big on nightlife, but perfect for families; slopes are right next to the resort with good mix of runs for beginner & intermediate.

01/04/2018 Nick Owen, Sussex

Just back from a great week. Admittedly we were lucky with the weather - clear blue skies, and sub zero all day long made for great snow. Fallmoran apartment is comfortable for a family of four, and literally right next to the hire shop, supermarket and ski slopes - but quiet despite that. Skiing is a good mix of abilities, though I'd describe the blue runs as almost-red in places (or is that just my age?). Vemdalskallet is one of three ski areas covered by the same pass and linked by half-hourly buses (though we never bothered with the other two areas in our week). From the main resort area, there are a collection of green runs (and various unofficial detours into the woods) accessible by button lifts or chair; venture to the Hovde summit and a choice of blues & reds (or blacks for the insane) links you to further lifts and a circuit of runs that can be completed in about an hour. If your knees need a break, I can recommend dog sledging, we went with Adventyr Konferens, you need to walk about a mile to just beyond the Vargen caravan park, but it's well worth it. Eating out reasonable (and cheaper than Norway); plenty of choice at the little supermarket for eating in. Top tip: If you fly from Gatwick, you will reach the resort just after mid-day, but you can't access the apartment until five. So, go pick up your rented skis, and hit the slopes! There is a baggage store room, and nearby rest area / toilets where you can change, but remember to pack all the ski clothes in one suitcase so you won't have to rummage. Better still, if Ski Safari can pressure the resort to let us in to the apartment earlier...


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...