A unique mix of skiing and entertainment in one of northern Europe's cosiest and trendiest mountain villages.
- Host to over 100 World Cup events and due to host it's third Alpine Skiing World Championship in 2019.
- Huge selection of varied accommodation, from self-catering apartments to luxury hotels.
- Cosmopolitan atmosphere brings both the mountain and village to life.
The resort is split into four areas, linked by either lifts or buses. The main area, Åre By, is the most popular, with varied terrain and the best selection of steeper, more advanced runs. Within Åre By is the Rodkullen beginners' area - the perfect place for newbies to start. By is linked via runs and lifts to neighbouring Åre Björnen, home to the most extensive beginners’ area. Björnen’s quiet slopes are ideal for relaxed skiing and those looking to boost their skills to intermediate level. On the other side of the ski area are Duved and Tegefjäll. Similarly linked together via lifts and runs, they’re known for their spacious beginner and intermediate slopes, which make them popular with off-duty instructors and ski professionals. Each of the four ski areas is linked via free ski buses that run until the lifts close at 4pm.
Families in particular are drawn to Åre for it’s super friendly atmosphere and fantastic facilities for kids. There are various dedicated children’s areas, themed adventure trails, and of course the chance to meet the resort mascot, Valle the snowman.
There’s plenty to keep you busy off the slopes too - whether you’d like to take it easy with an afternoon of shopping or a visit to the local Chokladfabrik chocolate factory, or pump up the adrenaline with snowmobiling on the frozen Lake Åresjön or exploring the Tännsforsen frozen waterfall and ice caves. Many of the hotels also have wellness facilities, so you can experience Sweden’s famed hot tub and sauna culture.
As in most Nordic countries, Sweden takes its cuisine seriously, so you can expect high quality and loads of local produce like fish, game and berries. Generally quieter during the week, Åre really comes alive at the weekends, with loads of bars and nightclubs where you can drink or dance the night away.
There's no Crystal rep based in Åre, but support is available 24/7 by phone, email or Twitter. Check out your info pack or the Ski Explorer app for details on local activities and our resort tips. We’ll send by email any vouchers if you've pre-booked lift passes, equipment hire or tuition, and give you information on how to pick up your gear so you’re ready for the mountain.
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