Åre Sweden in Winter ACtivities
The most popular activities in Are Sweden during the winter season are downhill skiing and snowboarding on the ski resort. Are Ski Resort is open to visitors from December through to late April or early May depending on the snow levels. More information about this popular winter pastime can be found on our Are Ski Resort page.
Here are a list of other winter activities that are available to visitors:
Ride the Kabinbanan cable car to the top of Åreskutan to find the paragliding centre. Experience the beauty of the region from a birds perspective as you fly gently through the air back down to the frozen lake.
Are mountain resort is home to Europe's largest Zip Line Park... Allow plenty of time for this one! Experience the sensation of flying while travelling at high speed suspended by a harness. This is a great adrenaline fuelled activity for everyone to enjoy. The zipline is open throughout both the winter and the summer holiday seasons in Are.
Driving on the Frozen Lake
Drive a sports car on the frozen lake to experience the thrills of rally driving.
Let the power of the wind propel you along on your skis or snowboard. Power kiting is a thrilling sport that can be enjoyed in many ways including on dry land, on water and on snow. There are a number of companies in Are that offer snowkite lessons and equipment hire.
Learn how to control a pack of huskies and sled while exploring the wilderness of the region. There are a number of tour and lesson options available ranging from a couple of hours to a week long trip. This is a great skill to learn to get close to nature and experience some of the local culture.
Cross Country Skiing
Are has some of the best Cross Country and Telemark skiing in the world covering a large area. There are guided tours available to allow you to get the best out of your visit.
If you need a break from Skiing or Snowboarding, Snowshoeing will allow you to explore the area, lake and woodlands.
A great and relaxing day for beginners and experts alike, Ice Fishing allows you to fish the Are Lake for Salmon, Pike and Trout.
Snow Mobile Tours
There are a variety of companies who run Snow Mobile tours in and around the Are area. These allow you to get deep into Jamtlands stunning and unspoilt scenary. Snowmobile tours are available both day and night.
It is possible to take a tour to see the frozen waterfall Tännforsen which freezes and creates magical formations and ice caves during the winter months.