SkiStar's winter news: Unique venture set to take SkiStar's ski resort in Sälen to the top -Åre to host the Alpine World Ski Championships
Ski travel operator SkiStar is investing heavily to develop Hundfjället in Sälen into a world-class ski resort. Scandinavia's newest express lift will be making its debut this winter, while a new accommodation concept and a brand new international airport will be opening within a few years and making the resort completely unique. Other highlights the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Åre.
FANTASTIC WINTER SEASON BRINGS INCREASED REVENUE AND RECORD RESULTS FOR THE NINE-MONTH PERIOD
Comments from the CEO Mats Årjes: With winter behind us, we are once again able to present the best nine-month results in SkiStar’s history. As we look back on the season, we have been able to offer our guests fantastic skiing at all our destinations from when the season began in December right through to its end.
Record profits once again thanks to great interest in alpine skiing
Winter arrived early this season – the cold and snow have continued, which led to SkiStar’s resorts being in full operation for essentially the entire period. This is the underlying reason that SkiStar can present the best half-year results in its history.
SkiStar launches new digital platforms
SkiStar has developed its new digital platforms with a focus on customer requests, simplicity and inspiration. From a 360 perspective, the entire customer journey is covered, from idea to booking and stay at a SkiStar ski resort. The goal of the development is to make it easier for the customer to find information and book, whether it happens on a computer, an iPad or a mobile device.
SkiStar Sälen investing 10 million euro into developing the ski area
The development of the ski area in Hundfjället, Sälen, located less than 10 minutes from the new Scandinavian Mountains Airport, which is under construction, is a step towards an international ski resort, with Scandinavia's most modern 8-seater express chairlift, new ski runs and expanded snow-making facilities.
SkiStar announced as official title sponsor of the Alpine World Ski Championships in Åre 2019
The title sponsorship of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Åre 2019 puts SkiStar in the ideal position to acquire new guests. The exposure involved will give SkiStar the perfect communication platform with access to the entire European market.
Strong bookings continue and favourable snow conditions pave the way for yet another good winter season
Comments from the CEO Mats Årjes: Winter has arrived at our destinations and from week 49, all our ski resorts have opened for the season with good snow conditions. In addition to a covering of natural snow, the conditions for snow production have been good. Bookings, expressed as the number of overnight stays, are 2 percent higher than at the same point in the previous year.
Best ever financial year and good bookings for the winter season
- We have experienced another good winter season, which has contributed to a strong financial year, and we are once again able to present the best results in SkiStar’s history, with our financial targets achieved and exceeded. Valle’s Weeks, good winter holiday weeks, conference activities & increased capital gains made a strong contribution to the improved results, says Mats Årjes CEO, SkiStar.
From Åre to Tyrol – read the ski season’s hottest news
Exclusive new lodge in Hemsedal, new gondola lift in St. Johann and even more snow. And now there is even better and more exciting skiing in Sälen, Trysil, Vemdalen and Åre. The SkiStar ski resort company presents exciting winter news.
SkiStars very popular Valle the snowman opens his own ski school in St. Johann
SkiStars famous and popular children’s character Valle the snowman was already in his first winter in St. Johann a success for families who visited St. Johann. Now in the second winter Valle will introduce his unique ski school. Valle’s ski school teaches all kids from 3 to 9 years how to ski and to be safe and secure skiers with educated ski instructors from St. Johann’s local ski schools.
New chairlift in St. Johann for memorable skiing experiences
The last step to install the 6-seater chairlift at the Eichenhof is done. The authorities gave green light for the start of the construction. The improvement of the Eichenhof region to a family-friendly access into the ski area is now on the way. Modern comfortable lifts guarantee memorable skiing experiences.
Continuing keen interest in alpine skiing and increased revenue from property development
After an early start to the season, with cold weather and snow in November and an unusually mild December, business gained momentum from the Christmas and New Year holidays. In summarising the results for the first nine months, it is once again our great pleasure to present the best results in SkiStar’s history, says Mats Årjes CEO SkiStar.
SkiStar St. Johann: Better comfort and access with new gondola and chairlift
SkiStar St. Johann looks back on a successful winter season and is full of struggles for the future. Last year's investment in the expansion and quality increase has already had a very positive impact. The reorientation towards families continues to be the focus of further development and investment.
More Britons are choosing SkiStar's resorts for their skiing holidays; Bookings up 35 % in Åre and Vemdalen
Throughout the winter it's been possible to fly direct from London Gatwick to Åre/Östersund Airport with easyJet, and then reach Åre and Vemdalen by direct transfer. This increased accessibility for Londoners via easyJet's direct line, combined with the fact that more Britons are travelling to the resorts via a Stockholm to Åre/Östersund flights, have led to an upturn in ski tourism from the UK.
Brand new state-of-the-art accommodation in Hemsedal now open for bookings for next winter
In December, 100 new state-of-the-art apartments in a perfect location close to the ski slope in Hemsedal will be ready to receive their first guests. In addition to high-class apartments, SkiStar Lodge Hemsedal Suites also offers family apartments with a design featuring SkiStar's popular children's character, a large climbing wall for older children, as well as a restaurant and bar.
Keen interest in alpine skiing and increased capital gains bring more record results
After an early start to the season, with cold weather and snow in November and an unusually mild December, business gained momentum from the Christmas and New Year holidays. In summarising the results for the first six months, we are pleased to present the best results in SkiStar’s history once again, Mats Årjes CEO SkiStar.
New slopes open after heavy snowfall on all SkiStar mountains
Large quantities of new snow, a prolonged cold period and lots of open slopes – the heavy snowfalls over recent days and the ongoing cold weather are good news for skiing enthusiasts in Åre, Sälen, Vemdalen, Trysil, Hemsedal and Sankt Johann in Tirol. The demand for bookings is high at SkiStar's ski resorts.
Good bookings and early start to the season
Early snow and cold have enabled us to open all our ski resorts earlier than in the previous year and everything is in place for good skiing conditions over Christmas and the New Year. Bookings for the next winter season are 1 percent higher than at the same point in the previous year, says CEO SkiStar, Mats Årjes
SkiStar opens for skiing in the Austrian skiresort of St. Johann
It's time to open for skiing at SkiStar's new ski resort, St. Johann in Tirol. SkiStar has developed and improved the snow-making facilities at the Austrian resort in time for this winter. Together with the recent cold period, this means that the resort will be opening on Thursday 8 December.
SkiStar opens all its Scandinavian ski resorts
It's time to start the skiseason: SkiStar is opening the slopes and lifts. Hemsedal, Trysil and Vemdalen are opening right now, while the Swedish resorts of Åre and Sälen will be following suit soon. The abundant snowfall in Sweden and Norway has created a great deal of interest in skiing in Scandinavia's mountain regions and the booking demand at SkiStar's resorts is high.