Åre, Sweden

Scandinavia’s coolest mountain resort

Åre, Sweden is a one-of-a-kind ski town nestled between a mighty chunk of mountain, a mythical lake, an expanse of wilderness highlands and the broad Swedish sky. Unless you’re a ski racing fan, and are following the FIS Alpine World Ski Racing Championships from February 4 – 17, 2019, you might never have heard of it. But Åre is Scandinavia’s coolest and most international mountain resort—and a worthy dream destination to add to your skiing and snowboarding bucket list. We’ve got the full story if you’re keen to know more… or you can just look at photos!

Åre’s vertical rise of just under 3,000 vertical feet makes it comparable in continuous, top-to-bottom rise to Snowbasin, UT and Mammoth, CA (or slightly less than Vail, CO and slightly more than Breckenridge, CO).  Niclas Vestefjell |    Jämtland Härjedalen Tourism

Åre’s vertical rise of just under 3,000 vertical feet makes it comparable in continuous, top-to-bottom rise to Snowbasin, UT and Mammoth, CA (or slightly less than Vail, CO and slightly more than Breckenridge, CO). Niclas Vestefjell | Jämtland Härjedalen Tourism

Åre is a fun town that doesn’t bat an eye at kooky antics. Here, the Teddybears—a hard-driving Swedish metal/pop/punk/reggae band—stir things up at  Åre 2019 .  Jan M Lundahl |    Åre 2019

Åre is a fun town that doesn’t bat an eye at kooky antics. Here, the Teddybears—a hard-driving Swedish metal/pop/punk/reggae band—stir things up at Åre 2019. Jan M Lundahl | Åre 2019

Åre may be remote but it is the 50th most visited mountain resort in the world, making it more popular on a global scale than well-known Colorado destinations like Steamboat and Beaver Creek. Ski season here runs from December thru May.  Niclas Vestefjell |    Jämtland Härjedalen Tourism

Åre may be remote but it is the 50th most visited mountain resort in the world, making it more popular on a global scale than well-known Colorado destinations like Steamboat and Beaver Creek. Ski season here runs from December thru May. Niclas Vestefjell | Jämtland Härjedalen Tourism