Photo: Anette Andersson
Children's ski areas in Åre
This is where the beginning of a long and happy skiing career begins. Wristbands, button lifts and flat slopes. The reward = Your small rider will turn in the slopes on their own and take the lifts by themselves. Find the children’s area in Åre that suits your family best.
# Duved’s children’s area
Let’s begin far west, in Duved. The children’s area is just above the parking lot at Duved’s Linbanan. Here you’ll find an easily accessible conveyor belt and a button lift. Because the children’s area in Duved is located between Linbanan and Leråliften, there is an excellent slope for the more advanced riders in direct connection with the children’s area. When the children grow out of the children’s area, they can practise riding the T-bar lift in the lower part of Hamrebacken (far west of the system).
Barbecue area: Yupp. | Heated cabin: In the lower level of Duved’s Linbana. | Toilet: In the lower level of Duved’s linbana. | Nearest café: Linbanacafét.
# Tegefjäll’s children’s area
In Tegefjäll, on the road between Duved and Åre you’ll find the children’s area just below the main road, E14. The easiest way is to park at the first designated parking lot to the right just after Tegefjäll’s bridge. Head out onto the ski bridge to the children’s ski area where you’ll find a conveyor belt and a button lift. When the children have learnt to turn, and stop on their own, it’s time for Vildmarksstigen (Theme land). A fantastic loop that goes from Tegeliften’s mountain station down through the forest, past wooden figures and stories. There’s a red zone at the end of Vildmarksstigen, so if your child is not ready for it, you can take them between your legs or behind your back. You can head on over to the other side of the chair lift and ride a little further on a blue transport before finishing off at the red zone. See Skistar’s piste map for options.
Barbecue area: Yupp. | Heated cabin: At the Tegellift valley station. | Toilet: Outhouses at the heated cabin. | Nearest café: Tegetornet at Tegeliftens valley station, Mr. Bramwells at Tegeliften’s mountain station.
Lots of fun in Björnlandet.
Great day in the slopes.
Family fun in Björnlandet!
Lovely view over Åre ski area.
# Rödkullen’s children’s area
Rödkullen is connected to the centre of Åre’s ski system. Here you’ll find a large parking area, but you can also take the ski bus from the kabinbana or go up VM8an and then head down via the transport line. The latter requires that your child can either turn and stop on their own or that you can travel with your child/children between your legs. Here you can find two children’s ski areas. One is near the heated cabin and the other just above Rautjoxa. In the lower ski area, there is a conveyor belt and a button lift where there is often a Vallebana, a slalom run for the kids. There’s a tobogganing area in the hill closest to the forest near the conveyor belt. When you have grown from the lower area, the upper area has two parallel, slightly longer button lifts. The lift here heads into the woods, so it’s not as easy to get onto the main slope if you fall off. This slope is a favourite that lasts a long time. A wide hill with a perfect decline and usually really good snow. There is a small loop in the woods to try out as well. When it’s time to go even further, Jump onto Rödkullen’s right lift when you’re reading to advance and it’ll take you straight into the green line. 🙂
Barbecue area: Japp, at both ski areas. | Heated cabin: At the lower children’s area. | Toilet: In the heated cabin. | Nearest café: In the heated cabin Holiday Shop, between the upper and lower children’s area in the restaurant Rautjoxa.
# Valle’s Ski Adventure
From VM8an’s mountain station, a lit transport route stretches all the way down to VM8an’s valley station. Pictures are projected into the snow here and speakers play music. It’s open during the day, but it’s a lot more fun in the evening when the lights and the music are on. It’s open when VM8an is open for evening skiing. If you take Valles’s own gondola, he’ll tell you how he’s helping to host the World Cup in 2019.
# Björnen’s children’s area
To the far east of the ski system you’ll find Björnen, an area largely built for children. There are conveyor belts on both sides of the road that passes through the area and there are three easier button lifts for the kids to practice on before heading on to the longer button lift, Vargenliften. Lilla Björnlandet is a small loop in the woods with forest creatures to meet at the button lift next to Järvenliften and café. If you turn left, instead of right when you reach the top, there is usually an area of terrain waves and a small jump to try out. When it’s time to head up to Björnlandet, take the T-bar at Järvenliften. It’s best for the children to be able to turn and stop on their own, but as there are so many places to stop and look around, it also works well to guide your children between your legs. It’s an easy-going slope with a fairly easy decline. There are many blue and green slopes in Björnen close to the children’s ski area giving them loads of time to work on their new ski career. If you have older children with you to the park, there is a Kids park in the upper part of Björnbacken – between the Björnenliften and Vargenliften lifts.
Barbecue area: Yupp, everywhere. | Heated cabin: At the button lift closest to the centre of Björnen. | Toilet: In the heated cabin and an outhouse at the Järvenliften | Nearest café: Carins Krog at the lower conveyor belt, Café Idet at Järvenliften, Mr Bramwells at Vargenliften and Björnenliftens top station.
Last updated 29 January 2019