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Ski touring in Åre

Photo: Niclas Vestefjell

To the top! Ski Touring in Åre

Go Ski Touring in Åre! Let go of the lift, strap the skins on, adjust your poles and head to the top. This is an increasingly popular branch of skiing so here are some tips for those who want to get started with ski touring or randonnée in Åre.

There’s something about climbing a mountain on your own devices and earning your turns. Gaining one vertical meter after another. Seeing the target approaching. Having a goal. Of course, we don’t want to be without the reward and of course the reward will be in the form of a perfect powdery ride. Get some pictures from the trip up and a reminder of the conquered peak that burns your retinas when you look back it. So, whether it’s the downhill or the climb that’ll give you the most happiness, here are some tips for those who want to head to the top.

# Test Tour the Peak of Mt. Åreskutan

This is a perfect opportunity to test your equipment for greater adventures without letting go of the safety of civilization. The tour from the cable car and gondola mountain station to the peak of Mt. Åreskutan measures 180 vertical metres. The path is marked and easy to find in good weather (if it’s a whiteout day with a bad view, cancel the trip). In addition, Toppstugan is open when the top lifts are open and the weather permits = perfect reward for the struggle (and recovery) before going down again.

# The great beyond

If you want to explore and discover new sides of Mt. Åreskutan or other places where lifts don’t even exist, the best tip is to hire a guide. They keep track of the weather, wind, avalanche conditions and take you to the best rides with the best experiences. Contact any of the providers below to find out more:

 

Heading to the top.

Well deserved rest.

The reward..!

Lot´s of yummy energy.

Ski touring in Åre.

# Try Ski Touring/Randonnée

If you wish to try randonnée/ski touring but don’t have the equipment and/or lack the experience you can rent equipment and book a guide or a course. There are a number of companies in and around Åre that have guides and offer ski touring equipment rental. See more below:

Hang out with a Guide

Rent your Equipment

Tracked path: There’s a reflex trail in Björnen through the forest up in Förberget and you’ll need a headlamp to find your way there. The trail begins in the forest between the Lokattliften (the key lift that goes under the road) and the crossroad to Fröå Gruva. The tour is a little bit tricky, so a hot tip is to hang along with the Skidcenter ÅreBjörnen on a guided tour for the first time. You can rent equipment and get technical tips with them as well.

Ski Touring in the Åre Ski Area

Starting the season 2020/2021 the ski area operator SkiStar offers a number of Ski Touring trails in the ski area. The trails are located so that you will be climbing and skiing down on prepared slopes. You can find out more about ski touring in the ski area here >>

Last updated 24 March 2021

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