Brilliant sunshine, buckets of snow and buzzy events and activities make Eastertime in the Sweden ski resorts nothing short of amazing.
The arrival of spring with its longer days is a real cause for celebration in these parts and local Påsklovet traditions only add to the merriment. The nation holds its main festivities on the night before Easter Sunday and resorts are known to host parades, face painting and whacky ski races like the Red Bull Home Run in Are.
Choose between ski hotels of all shapes and sizes in Sweden - ski in/out hotels put you seconds from the slopes if you want to maximise ski time, while family friendly properties with kids clubs and games rooms are excellent if you’re bringing the brood. For a blissful balance of energising ski days and relaxing ‘you’ time, the best hotel wellness centres come with facilities and treatments aplenty to see you polished and pampered during your stay.
Sweden’s daylight hours steadily climb as the ski season goes on, and by time we get to Easter there’s usually a delightful 12-15 hours of sunlight to enjoy the surroundings in. That may mean melting slopes in other parts of the world, but when you’re this close to the arctic circle it doesn’t tend to drastically affect your skiing time – most ski areas hold out into the beginning of May, with tourist offices known to issue a guarantee that slopes will remain skiable.
With longer days to fill, you can get stuck into all kinds of activities in the Swedish ski resorts at this time of year. Embrace the wintery landscape with wonderland pursuits like husky sledding, reindeer sleigh rides and winter walks. If you’re staying in Åre, visit its chocolate factory - Åre Chokladfabrik – for your Easter chocolatey fix.
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