At 200 km north of the Arctic Circle Riksgränsen is one of the most northerly ski resorts in the world. Back in the early twentieth century the historic village of Riksgränsen was abandoned due to too much snow, nowadays that incredible snow record makes it one of the most popular resorts in Lapland for ski-touring and off-piste.
This snow sure resort is a haven for off-piste and powder enthusiasts and with over 40 hills to explore it is a must-visit destination for ski touring and heli-skiing. If you prefer to stay in bounds then there is a good selection of slopes to practice and refine your skills.
Home to the Scandinavian big mountain championships every May this vibrant resort also has a lively après ski atmosphere. There is a good choice of off-slope activities on offer too, and for that extra special addition, speak to one of our skiSweden experts about combining your adventures in Riksgränsen with a trip to the world renowned Aurora Sky Station in the nearby Abisko National park.
The right slopes for me?
Okay: There are three easy to reach green runs located in Riksgränsen, but the resort is set up more for intermediate and advanced skiers who want to progress toward off-piste.
Good: Skiers and snowboarders of this level will have plenty to explore, there are a good selection of blue and red runs throughout the resort, including a few un-groomed slopes for those that are working toward some off-piste adventures.
Excellent: The biggest appeal of Riksgränsen is the fantastic selection of un-groomed black runs that are a great precursor to the vast selection of back country, ski touring and heli-skiing that is accessible from the resort.
Okay: There is a comfortable 36km of cross country tracks in and around the resort that can be great to explore alongside your downhill skiing.
Good: Riksgränsen has no formal snow park, but for the snowboarder looking to explore the powder and off-piste, it is a great destination.
Activities & Après
There are a variety of activities on offer in Riksgränsen to enjoy alongside your skiing, from snow shoeing to Northern Lights hunting. Contact us to discuss your tailor made activities itinerary and for more information on back country guiding and heli-skiing.
- Guided ski touring and off-piste
- Dog sledding
- Snow shoeing
- Conference facilities
- Northern Lights tours
- Stay in the Ice Hotel
Apres ski & eating out
Grönan is the local atmospheric aprés bar. They have a great selection of live bands, as well as light bites and hot and cold drinks to sate you after a long day on the slopes. If you want to eat out there are a selection of restaurants including a la cate and fine dining as well as an on-slope restaurant and café.