The Swedes are among the most enthusiastic skiers in the world and the country has already produced many world champions. Sweden boasts around 200 ski regions, from the south (even within the city of Stockholm) all the way to above the Arctic Circle. Most ski resorts are equipped to accommodate skiers, snowboarders and cross-country skiers. One thing is certain: there will be snow, lots and lots of snow.
Sweden’s love of skiing means that popular ski destinations such as Sälen and Åre are often fully booked months in advance. But fortunately the ski season is quite long: in Lapland it runs from October through May. But unlike in the Alps, skiing in Sweden can easily be combined with other winter activities, from snow-shoeing and ice fishing to snowmobiling and dog-sledding. Fully organised day trips are also very popular: you can leave early in the morning, travel a few hours by bus, spend the afternoon skiing and then return to Stockholm in the evening. Here are the top 3 places to ski.