skiSweden FAQs

Why travel with skiSweden?

Your skiSweden experts. With over 15 years of experience creating holidays across Scandinavia, the team at skiSweden will help you discover your ideal holiday whatever you are after. We can cater for families, groups, couples, single travellers, corporate/incentive groups and schools.

Tailored to you. Choose your departure airport, transfer type and let your skiSweden experts recommend one of our hand-picked accommodation choices. As well as our high-standard accommodation we have a selection of luxury accommodation options that can be complimented by private transfers and fantastic catering options.

Peace of mind. Our AITO and ABTA memberships assure you of 100% financial protection. While our UK and Scandinavian offices are on hand to offer advice and assistance 24 hours a day.

How do I make a holiday booking with skiSweden?

Because our holidays are all bespoke and designed especially for you, we don’t have an online booking system.

To make a booking, ask us a question about skiing in Sweden, and to receive your tailor made proposal you can either contact us on 0207 199 6011, email us at enquiries@ski-sweden.co.uk or fill in our online form. One of the skiSweden experts will get back to you as soon as they can, usually by the end of the day, or within 24 hours if it’s after our office has closed.

How long and cold are the days?

Sweden is slightly colder than the Alps but that means guaranteed snow from November through to Early May. Daylight hours are slightly shorter at the start of the season, but you can make the most of your time by skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing beneath the floodlit slopes and tracks that are available in most resorts.

Month

Temperature   

Day Light

December

- 3 °C

5 hours

January

- 5 °C

6 hours

February

- 6 °C

9 hours

March

- 3 °C

12 hours

April

+ 2 °C

15 hours

 

I/we don’t ski. Are there other things for us to do?

Sweden is a great winter holiday destination for the non-skier. Most resorts offer a choice of extra activities for you to get involved in including husky sledding and snow shoe walking. Speak to a skiSweden expert today to find out which resort will suit you best.

How long are the flights to Sweden?

2.5 hours from London (Gatwick) - other routes are via Stockholm and can vary in length from 4.5 hours and longer.

What are your opening hours?

If you are on holiday with us you can contact your skiSweden representative 24 hours a day. You’ll find the number on your pre-arrival packs.

For our UK office our opening hours are:

Monday - Friday

09:00 – 17:30

Saturday & Sunday  

Contact via email 

Why choose Sweden?

Quiet slopes & short lift queues. Even during the holidays you will find the slopes quiet and crowd free.

Excellent ski schools with passionate and professional English speaking instructors.

Paradise for families. From the fantastic choice of activities to the fabulous gentle and safe slopes, you and your family are catered for.

Guaranteed snow. From December through until April we guarantee a certain number of slopes will be open in Åre and Sälen so you can book with peace of mind.

Beautiful scenery. From unique rolling hills to an alpine paradise and skiing through the wilds of Swedish Lapland, wherever you decide to go in Sweden you will not be disappointed by the view.

Choice on and off the slopes. Most resort have a great selection of cross country trails and at least one snow park. Off the slopes there is a good choice of what to do in your free time, including dog sledding.

Is Sweden a good destination for families?

Sweden is a paradise for families. Children are especially well catered for with clubs, activities and other facilities. The skiing is safe and gentle with separate skiing areas especially for young children. Most resorts offer free children's lift passes all season long.

What are the snow conditions like?

Snow conditions across Sweden are very reliable. In Åre and Sälen we offer a snow guarantee from December until April. In our Lapland resorts the snow record is excellent, with over 2m base depth in Riksgränsen by the middle of the season with slopes open through May.

What are the ski areas like and is it busy in peak weeks?

The ski areas are varied and interesting with lots of choice of slopes around modern well developed villages. Swedish resorts are often smaller than elsewhere in Europe, even within Sweden resorts do vary in size and facilities so if you’re after something specific contact a skiSweden expert today.

The resorts do get busier during peak weeks but you will find the ski slopes very quiet in comparison to most resorts in the south of Europe.

What are the ski schools like in Sweden?

Swedish ski schools are excellent. Lessons are run by passionate and experienced instructors who all speak English and will tailor their instruction to help you get the most out of your time with them.

Is Sweden a good choice for first time skiers?

Sweden is an ideal choice for skiing and snowboarding novices. Åre Björnen and Sälen Lindvallen are both havens for beginners with some of the best beginner areas in Europe and a fantastic choice of gently rolling slopes to build your skills on confidence.

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