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7 x Great Springtime Tips
Springtime tips! The fifth season, vårvintern, is maybe the best season of the year. Here are 7 tips for how to best enjoy springtime in Åre. So pack your thermos, your sunglasses and enjoy!
#1 Spring skiing
After a sunny day the afternoon offers fantastic skiing as the snow turns into soft sorbet. At the top, the snow might still be cold and rough but further down the mountain you will be able to make some slushy, lovely springtime turns.
#2 Waffles & coffee
There is nothing like a well-deserved coffee break and a tasty waffle after a good ride. There are plenty of slope restaurants with large sun facing verandas throughout the ski system. If you wish to make a longer tour of it, strap your cross-country or ski touring skis on and visit Lillåstugans Våffelbruk in Ullådalen, Bergstugan at Fröå Gruva or Vita Renen in Renfjället.
#3 Sun pit hangouts
Pack your backpack with coffee, a shovel and a sleeping mat. Dig a pit in the snow (complete it by forming a shelf to sit on and a wind shield) and enjoy the sun for the rest of the day – good chocolate and oranges are classic accessories. P.S. Don’t forget the sunscreen and sunglasses, even if you’re out for just a shorter time!
#4 Ski the backside to Huså
A fun skiing adventure is a trip to the small and genuine ski area Gruvbacken in Huså, located on the “backside” of Mt. Åreskutan. Go up or get towed to the top and follow the marked ski trail to Huså from there. The trail varies in difficulty, but if you have moderate skiing skills, you’ll make it without a problem. Enjoy lunch at the Den Djupa Gruvans Krog and take a ride in Huså before the snowcat takes you back to Stendalsliften in the Åre ski area.
#5 Go ski touring
Few ways of experiencing the soothing effects of the mountainous outdoors are as amazing as ski touring. Embark on your own journey in the mountains and enjoy the solitude and silence of the magnificent environments at your own pace. You’ll find several enjoyable ski touring trails in Ullådalen, Vålådalen and Edsåsdalen. Find out more about the trails on aretrails.com
#6 Ice fishing
Buy a fishing license and fill your backpack with a thermos and something to sit on. Trout and Char are found in almost all waters around Åre, but a recommendation is to go to Greningen. You can reach Greningen from Duved, or from Lake Åresjön. If you’re lucky, you’ll be bringing home dinner! For tips and equipment, visit Fjällsport in Duved.
#7 Skate skiing in Ullådalen
After a cold night, when the spring snow has frozen to a solid crust on the surface, comes the perfect morning for skate skiing throughout the mountains and across its beautiful landscape. The hard surface makes it possible to ski where ever you like! A classic spot is in Ullådalen. Find out more on aretrails.com.
Last updated 20 February 2023