Sweden

AreIf you don’t follow the Alpine World Cup, chances are you’ve never heard of Åre in Sweden. And you might not know Conde Nast Traveller rated it as one of the top 10 ski resorts in the world as recently as 2009. But they did: for its range of terrain difficulty, for its nightlife, for the variety of non-skiing activities.

For skiers there’s both on-piste and inexpensive off-piste skiing. And great snow. (Not surprising, given the latitude.)

Worth a visit? Why not try a few runs and decide.

Here’s the Åre Trail Map.

Åre is the one Swedish resort featured on First Tracks Video. The other videos you’ll see are all off-piste, and not lift serviced.

Go ahead. Find your mountain.