Åre XC-arena located in Björnen.
Photo: Niclas Vestefjell
Cross-country tracks and passes in Åre
There are plenty of trails to choose from in and around Åre. Here is a list of the track areas, you choose your favourite.
The various areas for cross-country skiing around Åre and they all have a somewhat different character and offer different types of trails, surrounding terrain and feeling. We’ll figure out the differences and hope to guide you to the right track.
For the trails in Duved, Ullådalen and Björnen, the same track pass applies. You can buy track passes in the machines at the respective track centres or at any SkiStar shop. Day passes can also be bought at the Skidcenter ÅreBjörnen and Fjällsport in Duved. Children under 15 years may use the tracks for free.
In Södra Årefjällen there are different track cards for different areas.
Find info under each area below.
Åre Björnen’s trails are mostly in protected woodlands. The tracks are curvy with mostly sloping uphill and downhill slopes. There are a few more steeper slopes. All tracks are prepared for classic and skate. Direction = clockwise. The tracks begin at the track centre, but there are connecting trails from the children’s lifts in central Björnen.
In Björnen you’ll find the following tracks:
- 1 km. Very easy
- 3 km. Easy (lit track 07-22)
- 5 km. Easy to intermediate (lit track 07-22)
- 7,5 km. Easy to intermediate
- 10 km. Easy to intermediate
- 15 km. Easy to intermediate
Duvet’s tracks are a bit more difficult than Björnen’s. Slightly tougher inclines to increase cardio training and speed. There are usually fewer people on Duved’s tracks than in the Björnen (except when Duved IF is training). Mostly in wind-protected forests, start your journey at the track centre at Hamrelia or from the parking lot between Hotell Renen and Föreningshuset in Duved city centre (connection track prepared for classic skiing, 600 meters). Direction = clockwise. Groomed for classic and skate.
In Duved you’ll find the following tracks:
- 2,5 km. Easy (lit track 07-22)
- 5 km. Intermediate (lit track 07-22)
- 7 km. Intermediate to difficult (lit track 07-22)
- 10 km. Intermediate to difficult
- 15 km. Intermediate to difficult
The wilderness trails are mostly on a weather exposed mountain. The tracks here are groomed a little later in the season, which usually means they’re usable longer. There have both steep climbs and longer slopes. The tracks are groomed for classic and some parts also for skate.
In Ullådalen you’ll find the following tracks:
- 2,5 km. Intermediate
- 5 km. Intermediate
- 6,5 km. Intermediate
Find Ullådalen’s tracks at aretrails.com
# Lake Åresjön
A simple classic trail is made a little later in the season when the lake freezes over. Because of the openness of the terrain, it’s harder to for the tracks to hold their form due to the wind and snow. On the other hand, it is an extremely nice, flat loop to ski on when it’s intact. Start at Holiday Club and head counter clockwise, it’s beautiful view of Åre and Mt. Åreskutan when you reach the other side.
Find Lake Åresjöns trails at aretrails.com.
All tracks in Södra Årefjällen, as well as tips and practical information are described in the brochure Fjällupplevelser på skidor i Södra Årefjällen.
The tracks in Edsåsdalen run through sheltered terrain and are partly challenging without excessive technical difficulties. There are two track centres here; one at the parking lot at the top of the village and one below Köjagården and Renfjällsgården. The short track (1.2 km) often opens early in the season due to the help of artificial snow. The same goes for the biathlon arena.
In Edsåsdalen you’ll find the following tracks:
- 1,2 km. Classic, skate
- 3, 5 km. Classic, skate (lit track)
- 6,5 km. Classic
- 10 km. Classic, skate
- 18 km. Classic, skate
Trillevallen holds Årefjällen’s longest track system with a total of 12 miles of groomed tracks. The tracks groomed for classic and skate in protected terrain. You can buy the track pass in the hotel reception, in the ski rental shop and where you buy ski passes for the lifts, either a day pass or for a full week.
In Trillevallen you’ll find the following tracks:
- 1,5 km. Classic, skate (Lit track)
- 2,5 km. Classic, skate
- 5 km. Classic, skate
- 7,5 km. Classic, skate
Another twelve miles of tracks are groomed for classic along the way and these tracks are linked to other destinations in Södra Årejällen.
In Ottsjö you’ll find tracks prepared for classic, skate and dog sledding.
No track pass is required here.
In Ottjö you’ll find the following tracks:
- 4 km. Easy. Classic
- 5 km. Classic, skate
- 7,5 km. Easy, classic
- 7, 5 km. Intermediate. Classic
There are several trails for touring in addition to the groomed tracks.
All of Sweden’s cross-country clubs go to Vålådalen to train. We’re talking about one of the best-known Nordic skiing facilities for cross-country skiing. Vålådalen is also the official Vasalopps Centre. Track fees are mandatory. Track cards and access to the waxing hut is included in the price of accommodations at Vålådalen Fjällstation. All tracks are counter clockwise and dog sledding is prohibited on the lit tracks.
In Vålådalen you’ll find the following tracks:
- 2 km. Classic, skate (Lit track)
- 3 km. Classic, skate (Lit track)
- 3 km. Lake Placid track
- 3 km. Interval track
- 3,5 km. Sapporo track
- 4 km. Classic, skate (Lit track)
- 5 km. Classic, skate (Lit track)
- 6,5 km. Sapporo track
- 7 km. Classic, skate (Lit track)
- 10 km. Lahti track
- 14 km. Lill-Kollen
- 17,5. Holmenkollen track
Last updated 24 February 2020