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First flight today (December 22nd), SAS from London Heathrow starting next Saturday December 28th.
First flight today (December 22nd), SAS from London Heathrow starting next Saturday December 28th.

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Scandinavian Mountains Airport welcomed its first flight today (December 22nd), with direct SAS flights from London Heathrow starting next Saturday December 28th. With transfers to Sälen, Sweden from just 10 minutes, British skiers can fly in the morning and be out on the slopes after lunch.

The new airport is situated by the Norwegian border in Sweden between SkiStar’s twin resorts of Sälen in Sweden and Trysil, Norway. The closest skiing area in Sälen, which was recently named Sweden’s Best Ski Resort at the prestigious World Ski Awards, is a 10 minute transfer. Popular Trysil, Norway’s biggest ski resort, is only 40 minutes away.

The first flight from London, departing on Saturday December 28th, will bring VIPs and celebrities including Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw and British Winter Olympian Chemmy Alcott to Sälen to see in the New Year on the slopes.

Mathias Lindström, Sales and Marketing Director at SkiStar, says: “The opening of Scandinavian Mountains Airport seals Sälen’s status as truly international resort. We can’t wait to introduce even more visitors to the simple, family-friendly Scandi way of skiing. SkiStar holidays are designed to make life simple for families, with passes, ski hire, SkiStar’s own Valle’s ski school and childcare bookable through, and as much to do off the slopes as on them.”


  • The new Scandinavian Mountains Airport opened on December 22nd and welcomes the first direct SAS flight from London Heathrow on December 28th
  • The weekly direct flight runs throughout the ski season on Saturdays
  • The airport is in Sweden close to the Norwegian border, located between the twin ski resorts of Sälen in Sweden and Trysil in Norway
  • Transfers from the airport to the nearest ski area in Sälen take 10 minutes while transfers to Trysil take from 40 minutes
  • SAS flights to Heathrow via Copenhagen are also available during the week
  • Adult return tickets start from £155

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SkiStar in brief:

SkiStar AB (publ.) is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchange, Mid Cap segment. The group owns and operates ski resorts in Sälen, Åre, Vemdalen, and Hammarbybacken (Stockholm) in Sweden, Hemsedal and Trysil in Norway, and St Johann in Tirol in Austria. Market share is 50% in Sweden, 31% in Norway and a total of 41% in Scandinavia. Our core business is alpine skiing, and our main focus is the overall ski experience of our guests. The business is divided into three segments; Ski resorts – Operation, Infrastructure and Development.

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