SkiStar is closing off the historic winter season with 150 days of skiing: Safety and security continued focus for summer
On 2 May, the last two of SkiStar’s destinations, Åre in Sweden and Hemsedal in Norway, closed for the winter season, a season which was historic in many ways as the company succeeded in staying open all winter, offering a total of 150 days of skiing. The focus has been on the safety of all guests, employees and residents of the ski resorts, along with good snow conditions and good service.
SkiStar investing heavily in Scandinavia: Divests ownership of St. Johann in Tirol
The strong trend in Scandinavia of active mountain holidays all year round with family and friends is here to stay. To strengthen its position as the leading holiday tour operator for Scandinavia, SkiStar has decided to sell its shares as majority owner of the ski resort St. Johann in Tirol in Austria. The buyer is the Austrian family company Schultz Gruppe, which operates several ski resorts.
Pontus Frithiof Selects SkiStar Lodge Hundfjället as a New Concept in the Mountains
Pontus Frithiof and Nordrest will be setting up in northern Sweden for the first time, as the two restaurants open at SkiStar's new resort, SkiStar Lodge Hundfjället, in Sälen. The two restaurants will have different concepts and specialities, but they will offer something for everyone with a focus on sustainability – good and well-prepared food based on locally produced ingredients.
SKISTAR OPENS THE WINTER SEASON WITH A FOCUS ON SAFETY AND SECURITY – NORWEGIAN MARKET A CHALLENGE WITH CURRENT QUARANTINE RULES
Interim Report: September 2020-November 2020: Comments from the CEO Stefan Sjöstrand: The coronavirus pandemic continued to affect our operations in the first quarter 2020/21, and the process of Covid-proofing our destinations continued throughout the autumn. SkiStar is introducing a range of precautionary measures to ensure the safety and security of our guests and employees.
SkiStar is ready for a Coronavirus-adapted winter season: All destinations will be open before Christmas
SkiStar Hemsedal was first to announce that the resort will be opening for skiing on 11 December, together with SkiStar Trysil, and it's now also clear that SkiStar Åre, Sälen and Vemdalen will be opening during the week commencing 14 December (calendar week 51)*.
HEAD TO THE HOME OF SNOW: another terrific season continues in Sweden and Norway
When it comes to snow, it’s hard to beat Norway and Sweden. SkiStar’s five Scandinavian ski resorts have seen great conditions so far this season, with Åre, Sälen and Vemdalen in Sweden and Trysil and Hemsedal in Norway currently enjoying snow depths of between 62 cm and 168 cm.
EASTER ON THE SCANDINAVIAN SLOPES
Easter is the ideal time to get away for a family ski holiday; in fact, it’s something of a tradition in Sweden and Norway. With longer, warmer days, glorious pink sunrises and sunsets and a more chilled-out vibe on the slopes, the Easter holidays are the perfect time to relax and spend time together in nature.
SAS FLIGHTS FROM LONDON HEATHROW TO SCANDINAVIAN MOUNTAINS AIPORT FOR WINTER 2020/21 GO ON SALE TODAY
Starting today (February 20), SAS is launching tickets to Sweden and Norway’s largest ski resorts, Sälen and Trysil, for Winter 2020/2021. Direct flights from London Heathrow to Scandinavian Mountains Airport will operate from December 26 2020 to April 3 2021. Accommodation is also bookable at skistar.com.
Nine winters, 900,000 members: the MySkiStar loyalty club is on course for a million
After nine winter seasons, SkiStar’s popular loyalty club, MySkiStar, has seen membership surpass 900,000. MySkiStar offers personalised deals and offers, free wifi and tools allowing skiers to track their stats, see how many calories they’ve burned, collect pins and find – as well as compete with – friends on the slopes.
Incredible savings on ski holidays with pre-schoolers during SkiStar's Valle’s Family Weeks
SkiStar has a great deal for young families this spring (March 23 - April 5), with free ski school, ski rental, ski pass and meals for children up to six years old as part of Valle's Family Weeks. Valle’s Ski School is the perfect place for children from three to nine to learn and hone their skills, and the fun carries on after lessons with SkiStar’s lovable snowman Valle putting on lively shows.
EUROPE’S MOST CONVENIENT SKI AIRPORT IS NOW OPEN
Grand opening of Europe's first ski airport with a 10 minute transfer to the slopes. 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.
EARLY START OF THE WINTER SEASON - EXCELLENT CONDITIONS FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
Comments from the acting CEO Anders Örnulf Winter came early with both cold and snow at all destinations, enabling good snowmaking conditions and an early start to the season and ensuring that our resorts are in fantastic condition for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
STARS ON THE SLOPES: Måns Zelmerlöw and British actress wife Ciara board the first SAS flight from London to the new airport in Sälen
The first flight from London to the new Scandinavian Mountains Airport departs from Heathrow on December 28 with Swedish star Måns Zelmerlöw, British actress wife Ciara Zelmerlöw and their children among the passengers ready to see in the New Year on the slopes of Sälen and Trysil.
SKISTAR APPOINTS STEFAN SJÖSTRAND AS CEO
The Board of Directors of SkiStar has appointed Stefan Sjöstrand as President and CEO as from 11 June 2020 at the latest.
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.