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Winter Holiday time!
The Winter Holiday is here and it’s time for all children, small and grown-up alike, to enjoy all the activities that Åre has to offer. Here are our best tips for a fun Winter holiday in Åre. Nibble on waffles, take a cross-country excursion, eat fantastic chocolates or test out the Zipline – the options are plenty!
#1 Ski in the children’s areas
Åre’s largest children’s ski area is in Björnen with magic carpets, button lifts, a sledding slope, easy snowpark elements and Björnlandet (Land of the Bears) where the children can meet the entire bear family and other animals.
In Rödkullen there is a magic carpet and a short button lift in the lower children’s area and longer button lifts with forest tracks and slalom course in the upper. Valle has his own ski country with an adventure course here as well.
Tegefjäll has a button lift and a magic carpet on the lower side of the E14 road. In Tegefjäll there’s also the exciting Vildmarksstigen (Wilderness Trail) with forest skiing and tree animals which starts from the top of the Tegeliften.
In Duved, the children’s area is located to the east of the chair lift Linbanan. Next to the button lift Torpliften you will also find a magic carpet for the smallest children.
All the children areas have outdoor fire places and tables with benches where you can bring your own food to barbecue, or sit down with a thermos filled with hot chocolate and some quick bites.
All children under 7 years who use a helmet ski free of charge. And if you see Valle the Snow Man – make him happy by waving or forming your hands into a heart.
#2 Munch on chocolates at Åre chokladfabrik
Drop by the factory shop and café Åre chokladfabrik in Björnänge, there is no place where a hot cocoa tastes better than here! Sample their handmade and delicious chocolates and bring all the favorites home with you.
#3 Cross-country skiing
Go on a cozy cross-country excursion together, the XC Arena in Björnen offers long and short, flat and hilly tracks. In other words, there is something for everyone! Along the flat one-kilometer track is a wind shelter with a barbecue area right by Fröåtjärn with a view of the mountain Åreskutan, this after about halfway. Bring sausages and grill an outdoor lunch together, a perfect daytime activity.
Here you will find more tips about cross-country trails in Åre and in southern Årefjällen – Tips for cross-country trails
No holiday in Åre without waffles! There are plenty of places that serve waffles by the cross-country trails and by the slopes. Take a trip to Vita Renen, Ytterstvallen at Trillevallen, Våffelkåtan, Fröå Gruva. Here we have collected Åre’s waffle places >>
#5 Fly amongst the tree tops
Zipline is an adventure where you fly above the beautiful nature surrounding Mt. Åreskutan while hanging in a harness from wire cables. There are two different courses to chose from with green or black level of difficulty.
#6 Audi parkour
For those who have a driver’s license, take the opportunity to treat yourself to a unique driving experience! Test how much you can actually manage with just a little help from quattro technology. During Audi Parkour, you can try navigating over built-up obstacles and feel what it’s like to maneuver our powerful electric cars beyond normal paved roads. Learn more and book your driving experience here – Audi Experience.
Take a tour in Ullådalen.
Wallow in waffles.
Go skiing in the children's areas.
#7 Take a swim!
At Holiday Club’s Swim World you’ll have the time to ski and swim on the same day – the facility is open all day long Please note that you need to book in advance.
At Copperhill Mountain Lodge there’s a SPA with different swimming pools and saunas. There are with special opening hours for children.
#8 Feed a reindeer
Follow Explore Åre on a tour to meet the reindeers. Get close to the animals, feed them, practice throwing a lasso and take a break by the fire. This is an experience for the whole family!
#9 Hang out at the Library
Take a break and wind down after the day’s activities with a good book. The library is located at the Åre Station House. Make yourself comfortable and read aloud with your children or make some time for yourself.
#10 Fun & games
#11 Visit magical waterfalls
Ristafallet, or Glupafallet as it was called in the movie about Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter, is located close to Åre. When it freezes in the winter it is a magical sight for children and grown-ups alike. To the west of Åre, you’ll find Sweden’s largest waterfall, Tännforsen. Seeing the fantastic ice formations is really amazing experience. You can drive to both waterfalls on your own or book a tour with a guide to find out more about these magnificent natural sights.
#12 Ride a snowbike
Bicycling and skiing in one! Book a course with Explore Åre and learn everything you need to enjoy this slightly odd and fun activity.
#13 Try horse riding
Åre Ridklubb welcomes the whole family to hang out in the stables, cuddle with the horses and try riding. Whether you have riding experience or not, there are a number of different activities to choose from during the winter holidays.
#14 Jump around at JumpYard
Climbing, jumping or hang gliding through the hall in a harness – does it sound like fun? It is! Try new things and have endless fun whether you’re young or an adult. The trampoline arena JumpYard is open for everyone. During holiday times we recommend to make a reservation in advance.
#15 Åre calender
Tips for more activities, stay updated on what’s happening via our calender!
Last updated 8 August 2023