Easter Holidays in Åre
Easter Holidays in Åre! Here are some of our best tips for a great Easter-stay in Åre for the whole family. The most important thing is to relax, enjoy the long days and don’t miss that the ski system’s extended opening hours. Fill up the Easter egg with locally produced chocolate, paint an Åre-themed egg and enjoy ski touring and spring skiing.
#1 Maximize Your Skiing
The Ski Area’s opening hours will be extended during the Easter Holidays so you can maximize your skiing or choose which time of day you wish to enjoy some spring skiing. Click here to find the ski area opening hours.
Easter Opening Hours:
2-5 April – All lifts are open Fri-Mon to 18.00 CET
Week 13-14 – Duveds Linbana (Duved’s chairlift) is open all days from 08.00 to 16.30 CET
Week 13-14 – The lifts Björnenliften, Vargenliften, Nalleliften, Järvenliften and Copperhilliften are open all days from 09.00 to 18.00 CET.
Subject to change. Go to SkiStar’s website for updated information.
#2 Indulge in Easter Waffles
Here are a selection of places that offer great Swedish waffles: Lillåstugans våffelbruk (Lillåstugan’s Waffle Hut) in Ullådalen, Bergstugan at Fröå Mining Area (Bergstugan vid Fröå), Lilla Tyrolen by Järvenliften in Björnen and Vita Renen (The White Reindeer) in Edsåsdalen. Also, Ytterstvallen close to Trillevallen is a great tip and at Fröå Camp you can make your own waffles with Explore Åre. Please note that you need to book your waffle experience in advance >>
#3 Fill up the Easter Egg & Bring Decorations Back Home
A visit to Åre Chocolate Factory (Åre Chokladfabrik) is a must-do when you’re in Åre. Visit the shop/factory in Björnänge, purchase some super-tasty delicacies and fill up your Easter Egg. Also, you shouldn’t miss bringing some locally produced Easter decorations from, for example, Åre Glas Hut and/or Åre Hemslöjd.
#4 XC & Ski Touring for the Whole Family
Cross-country skiing and ski touring are activities closely linked with spending Easter in Åre. There are numerous trails of different length and level of difficulty in and around Åre and the Southern Åre Mountains (Södra Årefjällen) that fit most of us. The longer tours can be a bit of a struggle for the smallest skiers but there are trails that are perfectly suited for children and not so experienced skiers. Take a look at the digital trail map Åre Trails to find the perfect trail for you. Also, you can read more about cross-country skiing and ski touring in Åre here.
Extra opening hours in the ski area.
Photo: Lisa Johansson
A picnic in the sun is hard to beat.
Photo: Lisa Johansson
Easter decorations in a sunny Åre Square.
Photo: Åre Destination
Waffles and sweet treats.
Photo: Åre Destination
#5 Explore Other Ski Areas
Edsåsdalen, Trillevallen and Vålådalen are located relatively closely to Åre and offer beautiful tours of different length and difficulty levels. These areas brings you very close to nature and you can choose whether you wish to use the cross-country trails or a ”free” tour on the mountain. Check out Åre Trails to find your favorite trail and area.
#7 Experience the Ski Touring Trails
From the 2020/2021 season, the ski system operator SkiStar offer ski touring/randonné within the ski area, meaning that you go touring on designated ski touring trails. The trails are prepared and there are a number of different variants to choose from in Åre, Björnen and Duved/Tegefjäll. The Easter Holidays are a great time to try them out! Click here for more information and to find out where the trails are located.
#8 Easter Lottery
If your family or group of friends all want to do different things – make an activity jar. Each participant writes down three different activities they want to do on three different pieces of paper and put them in the jar. Mix, and choose one. Everyone has to join the others on whatever activity has been picked out of the jar. Make a new jar for each day or use the same until the jar is empty or your stay is over. A tip: Make sure all participants know what defines an ”activity” before you start 😉
#9 Enjoy Good Food & Great Breakfasts
There are many local food producers in and around Åre. Make a longer shopping trip to pick up some local produce and make a great homemade dinner. Top it off with beverages from the local breweries – see more here. And don’t forget breakfast! It tastes great when someone else makes it for you. Find your local breakfast place in Åre here. Also, Millestgården Eco Lodge in Duved and their Sunday brunch is well worth a visit.
An Extra Hot Tip!
During the Easter Holidays, artist Pauline Davidsson show her colorful Åre themed art at Grädda Åre. Check out the exhibition and grab a fika while you’re at it! During Holy Saturday, the artist herself will be on site for mingel and answering questions. Don’t miss it! Find Grädda’s opening hours here.
Last updated 1 April 2021