Are Ski Resort
The ski resort in Are Sweden is run and managed by Skistar. The resort is divided into 4 main areas Duved, Tegefjäll, Åre By & Björnen. Duved & Tegefjäll are connected via the lift system as are Åre By & Björnen. There is also the smaller section of Rodkullen which links into Are By and can also be reached on the free ski bus.
Due to a brand new lighting system that has recently been installed by the resort the VM-8 lift can now stay open from 8am until 4.30pm through out the season. The other lifts are open from 9.30am to 3pm during the first 3 months of the winter season increasing to 9am to 4.3opm in February, once the daylight hours have increased.
Duved & Tegefjäll
Duved and Tegefjäll are made up from a range of beginner to intermediate slopes. The runs are spacious and tend to be much quiter and more relaxed than the runs in Åre By. The main chair lift at Duved centre has a cover to protect it's riders from the cold winds. The centre also has a Skistar rental/lift pass shop and an on slope cafe. Tegefjäll is serviced only by Tbar lifts, the pistes here are beginner to intermediate and include some gladed runs. Tegefjäll centre also houses a restaurant and a Skistar rental and lift pass shop.
Click on the image to the right to see a piste map of Duved and Tegefjäll.
Åre By, Rodkullen & Björnen
Åre By at the center of the resort has the most popular slopes with a good variety of terrain that caters for all abilities. The steeper black runs can be found here as well as the half pipe and freestyle park. The slopes in the VM8 area are all very well floodlit and are used for night skiing during the peak season. There are various cafes and bars located around the center of the resort.
Åre By is linked to Björnen via a series of slopes and tbar lifts. There is also a regular free bus service that runs between the 2 centres. Björnen has an extensive beginner area making it perfect for families and those who are looking for a good quiet space in which to improve their skills to an intermediate level.
Rodkullen is located on the opposite side of Areskutan to Bjornen and can be accessed either via the VM8 chair, from the top of Are By or on the free ski bus from the Kabinbanan at the base of Are By. Rodkullen is a great area to learn to ski or snowboard that it suited to both adults and children. There is also access to a professional snow park in Rodkullen with a full size half pipe.
Click on the image to the right to see a piste map of Åre By, Rodkullen & Björnen.
Are Ski Resort Stats
Are is the largest ski resort in Scandinavia has been operating as a winter sports resort for over 100 years. Åre has 99 prepared runs serviced by 46 lifts. The ski trails are made up from 18 green, 40 blue, 36 red and 5 black runs, including FIS world cup blacks. There are also 4 parks supplying adrenaline seekers with a great range of rails, jumps and pipes. There is flood lighting on 7 of them making for some very good quality night skiing.
Are Ski Resort Piste Map
There are many different family ski trails around the various different sections of Are ski resort. The trails contain various different challenges and have many wooden structures and characters to look at on the way down. Bjornen has a very good family area with ski trails and activities for all age groups. The very young children will find activities close to the main centre at the bottom of the slopes while older children can ride the Tbar up to the top and explore the winter wonderland trail through the trees.
Other Winter Activities
There are plenty of other activities in and around Åre Sweden to keep everyone entertained, from those who are just not into the downhill side of things to those looking for a day off the slopes.
- Cross Country Skiing
- Ice driving on the frozen lake
- Snowmobile tours
- Paragliding from the top of Åreskutan down to the lake.
- Dog Sledding
- Snow Kiting
- Ice Climbing
- Chocolate Factory
The many alternative activities in and around Åre Sweden can be booked either through your tour representative, the hotel that you are stying in or direct with Skistar who run the resort. More information can be found at any of the 4 resort centres.