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)*.
SkiStar takes extensive measures to keep guests and staff safe this winter season
During the autumn, SkiStar has worked intensively in Norway and Sweden with destination companies, local and national actors such as the healthcare and emergency services as well as skiing industry organisations to help to protect guests and employees from Covid-19 during the forthcoming ski season. Based on standard industry guidelines, SkiStar is now implementing several safety measures.
FOURTH QUARTER ALSO MARKED BY THE CORONA CRISIS: STRONG DEMAND FOR THE COMING WINTER SEASON WITH SECURITY AND SAFETY IN FOCUS
Year-End ReportSeptember 2019-August 2020Fourth Quarter Net sales for the fourth quarter were SEK 151 (109) million, an increase of SEK 42 million (38 percent) compared with the previous year.Profit after tax was SEK -101 (-206) million, an increase of SEK 105 million (51 percent) compared with the previous year.Earnings per share amounted to SEK -1.23 (-2.57), an increase of 52 percent. Full Year
SALES RECORD AND EXCELLENT CONDITIONS IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS, CHALLENGING END EXPECTEED
Comments from the CEO Stefan Sjöstrand: The spread of the new Coronavirus has not passed anyone unnoticed. On 12 March, we received Norwegian municipal announcements that our operations in both Hemsedal and Trysil had to be closed down. As always, health and safety is our main priority, so the focus has been on employees and guests.
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.
SkiStar’s 10 top tips if you're new to the slopes
Everyone was a beginner on the slopes at some point. We've all felt those butterflies and experienced that sense of terror mixed with elation. Ski instructor and mother-of-two Marie Stenmalm, manager of SkiStar's ski school in Sälen, has taught thousands of adults and children to take those first turns.
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.
Level up on a Scandi ski holiday with SkiStar lessons and experiences, including new half day group lessons
If you’re keen to find your ski legs or up your game this winter, SkiStar is now offering longer, half day lessons at its Swedish and Norwegian resorts of Sälen, Trysil, Åre, Hemsedal and Vemdalen. With help from Scandinavia’s most renowned instructors, skiers of all ages and levels can really maximise their time on the slopes.
Näin lennät Åreen, Säleniin ja Trysiliin tänä talvena
Nyt on Ruotsin ja Norjan suurimmat hiihtokeskukset Sälen ja Trysil sekä kansainvälisesti tunnettu MM-kisapaikka Åre ovat entistäkin lähempänä. Finnair ja ruotsalainen BRA lentävät Helsingistä Tukholman kautta Sälen-Trysilin Scandinavian Mountains Airport lentokentälle torstaisin ja sunnuntaisin.
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.
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.
FANTASTIC CONDITIONS IN NORWAY AND SWEDEN WITH ALL FIVE SKISTAR RESORTS NOW OPEN
It’s been a dream start to the winter in Norway and Sweden, with all five of SkiStar’s award-winning Scandinavian resorts now open for skiing. Perfect conditions, with heavy snow, cold weather and a snow depth of 30cm-88cm, promise a memorable season ahead as snow continues to fall in Sälen, Trysil, Åre, Vemdalen and Hemsedal.
SKISTAR RESORTS TRIUMPH AT THE WORLD SKI AWARDS
Sälen, SkiStar’s flagship resort, has been named Sweden’s Best Ski Resort at the prestigious World Ski Awards in Kitsbühel. Sälen’s Hotel Bügelhof won Sweden’s Best Ski Hotel while the ever-popular Radisson Blu Resort in the SkiStar resort of Trysil was declared Norway’s Best Ski Hotel.
SkiStar resorts open this weekend!
170 days of skiing await as Åre, Trysil, Vemdalen and Hemsedal welcome guests, with Sälen to follow. SkiStar’s winter season gets off to a glorious early start this weekend with Åre, Trysil and Vemdalen all officially opening on Friday November 15, with a historic first for Åre.