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World-class skiing in Swedish Winter Wonderland

Pressmeddelande   •   Jan 27, 2016 15:13 CET

Ready steady winter, the fabulous season of the year when degress below zero makes you lyrical and minus means something positive. Winter has taken a firm grip on the Swedish ski destinations. ÅreVemdalenFunäsfjällenLofsdalen and Bydalsfjällen are covered in a thick layer of snow and winter is here to stay until beginning of May. January tempts with marvellous weather and great snow conditions throughout the region of Jämtland Härjedalen that turned in to a Winter Wonderland.

-A period of frosty days has made the snow base firm and stable, while the snowfalls have brought fluffy powder and a softer top. The mix means that your skis carve really well. We can offer world-class skiing in the entire region, says Linda Wasell, at Jämtland Härjedalen Tourism.

In Jämtland Härjedalen there are innumerable opportunities for finding everything ranging from family-friendly quiet pistes to fresh, untouched powder snow in steep couloirs. There are plenty of ski resorts in the region; the one you choose depends on your preference in terms of personal capacity and the pace at the resort.

News for the season are among others; The new freeskiing area “Freeride Paradise” and a brand new fun park for kids in TänndalenLofsdalen Skybar, a Mackmyra whiskey storage at 1125 m.a.s.l, the highest one in Europe. The new expresslift Hovde Express, that takes 2.200 people an hour up to the top of the mountain in Vemdalen. Development of the big Ambilight snow park in Åre with lights in different colours and new lines with boxes, rails and challenging jumps.

The snow cover in the terrain in Åre measures 68 cm, in Lofsdalen 65 cm and in Ramundberget 73 cm. *Source: SLAO

Press visits:

Would you like to visit one or some of the ski resorts in Jämtland Härjedalen this winter? Please contact linda.wasell@jht.se

Alpine celebrities:

Åre is Northern Europe´s largest ski resort with its 47 ski lifts, 110 pistes, a vertical drop of 890 metres and the longest run of as much as 6 500 metres.

Funäsfjällen comprises the five ski areas of Funäsdalsberget, Kappruet, Ramundberget, Tänndalen and Tännäskröket with in all 39 lifts and 136 pistes covered by one single ski pass.

Vemdalen, consisting of the three ski areas Klövsjö/Storhogna, Vemdalsskalet and Björnrike all covered in one ski pass offers access to 35 ski lifts and 55 pistes in all.

Bydalsfjällen is characterised by a family-friendly atmosphere, 45 pistes and 17 ski lifts in varying terrain.

Lofsdalen boasts the tallest vertical south of Åre, 26 pistes and 9 lifts.

For more information:

Fanny Hejdström, fanny.hejdstrom@jht.se alt +46 (0)76 8467020

Linda Wasell, linda.wasell@jht.se alt +46 (0)70 6747474

Jämtland Härjedalen Turism (JHT) economic association was founded in 1995 and is the professional and business platform for the development of the Jämtland Härjedalen tourism industry, and it represents the region's tourism industry in national and international contexts. JHT is owned by and cooperates with the county's destinations and tourist companies, representatives of the public sector, stakeholder organisations, etc. The association board is made up of representatives of the county's tourism industry and representatives of the municipalities and the Regional Association. More information on JHT can be found at jamtland.se.

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