ÅreA Swedish ski resort comparable with the mountain villages in the Alps, Åre has seen an increasing number of visitors every year. With a total piste length of 95 kilometres, around 100 descents, 40 lifts, almost 50 restaurants and over 30 bars and nightclubs, it is arguably Sweden’s number one ski resort.
Slope LifeÅre offers, without doubt, one of the best skiing experiences in the Nordic countries with a vertical drop of 890 meters, 40 lifts and around 100 pistes. There are several different types of lift passes in the area. Children under 8 years ski for free provided that they wear a helmet. All 40 lifts are included in the Åre ski lift pass, from Duved in the west to Åre Björnen in the east. The first lifts open as early as possible in November, and after that the system opens up gradually depending on the amount of snow. The season is expected to last until May 1st. For those who don’t have much experience, there is of course a ski school in Åre. Skiers will find several rental shops for ski equipment.
Do & See
Around Åre you'll find several points of interest to visit, from buildings and monuments to unspoilt nature areas.
Hungry skiers and visitors can find many restaurants in Åre with a wide selection of food, including everything from Sami and Jämtland specialities to dishes from all over the world.
Make sure that you have enough strength for the day’s activities by starting the day with an energizing breakfast buffet and an invigorating cup of coffee. A cup of hot chocolate after skiing is always a good idea, too.
Bars & Nightlife
Åre is famous for its fantastic nightlife, and with more than 30 bars and nightclubs and masses of visitors up for a party, it is hardly a surprise. You will find many of the bars and clubs at Åre's hotels. There is often a restaurant connected to the bar or club, which means that you can spend an entire evening at the same place. Åre is also well-known for its superb After Ski, and several bars offer top-class After Ski parties every day.
The village’s shops have everything you would expect to find in other Swedish towns and in the Continental ski resorts. Also, don't miss the opportunity to buy some local products and handicrafts as souvenirs.