Sälen , Sweden
Sälen is one of the most northerly of our destinations, with an exotic taste of the vast wilderness. The greater Sälen ski area is spread out over five resorts, with generous skis slopes, cool parks, and even a speed-ski slope hosting annual World Cup competitions. Right accross the border you find Norway’s largest ski resort, Trysil. Sälen has been the home of legendary riders like freeskier Jon Olsson, snowboarder Ingemar Backman, and the world’s fastest woman on skis, Sanna Tidstrand. But Sälen also offers dog-sleigh riding, snowmobile driving, cross-country skiing, reindeer, and even in-door wave surfing. No matter your preferences, you’ll find something in Sälen.
In Sälen GirlieCamps offer park riding for Girlies and for our younger sisters, Teenies. We shred the parks under the supervision of professional riders until our legs won’t support us any longer. In the evening we detract with yoga, or just chill-out together.
► THE RESORT
Sälen is Scandinavia’s largest winter resort. Here you’ll have no less than 7 ski resorts to explore!
The most famous resorts in Sälen are: Lindvallen, Högfjället, Tandådalen and Hundfjället. Imagine, you’ll have access to four resorts within just 20 km with the same skipass and there is free transportation between the destinations. Together they offer everything you’ll need: a good mix of slopes, parks and free riding. The modest altitude of the mountains creates a fantastic forest and mountain scenery to play around in! You can read more about the resort here.
THE VILLAGE – LINDVALLEN
Sälen also offers a large choice of activities outside the slopes. Lindvallen is the biggest village in the ski-area. Here is where it all happens when the slopes close. It offers everything from funky after-ski to a nice swimming-pool to small cafés. And with its vibrating nigh clubs, Lindvallen is the place to be after dark. In week 9 the whole of Sweden will spend their winter week vacation here – and you don’t wanna miss it!
- Population: approximately 10 000
- Highest ski altitude: 920
- Total slope length: 155 km
- Green Slopes: 60
- Blue: 31
- Red Slopes: 31
- Blck Slopes: 31
- Lifts: 99
- Cross-country skiing: 300 km prepared tracks
- Restaurants: 60
- Mountain Restaurants: 5
- Bars / discos: 25
- Swimming: Yes
- Nigh Skiing: Every night until 19:00
► THE PARKS
In Sälen you can try a new park every day, and there is something for all levels and tastes.
Tandådalen Super Park - Ranked as one of the best parks in Sweden. Do you like big jumps and long rails, then the Super Park is a must! Park Hosts keep the park in perfect condition and make changes every week. Tandådalen also offers a Junior Park, so you can get a good warm up before hitting the big J.
Tandådalen Big Air Arena and iPark - Two hot new parks! The iPark is a real mini-jam arena with jumps, rails and boxes of all sizes and shapes and the Big Air Arena…well let’s say that it’s for you girls who wants to fly high!
Lindvallen Pink Park - A place for all riders. With three lines of different levels of difficulty, easy, medium and difficult, the park offers various rides and is a great place to notice your own development
Troll park in Hundfjället - The ideal place for new park riders. The park is full of smaller jumps, rails and boxes, and here you can goof around as much as you want.
Big Air Bag in Stöten - This is the place to go to practice nerve-wrecking tricks. No matter you land softly.
You can read more about the parks in Sälen here.
All though Sälen is not famous for its off-piste, there are plenty of small routes for the explorer to find. Try the small hike departing from pist 303 in Lindvallen. It will lead you to a nice run with both back-country above the tree-line and a playful forest run.
► HOW TO GET THERE
The distance of 410 km from Stockholm and 460 km from Gothenburg means it’s easy to drive to Sälen. The road descriptions and maps guide you on the way to your winter holiday. Make sure your car is equipped with winter tires and drive carefully. Read more about the drive and see road descriptions here.
Travelling by air is the easiest and quickest means of transport from the south of Sweden to Mora airport, with several departures every week. From Mora there are organized transfers to Sälen. Read more about travelling by air to Sälen here.
When you prefer to leave the car behind and catch the coach, it is easy and comfortable. Fjällexpressen and Swebus drive you safely to the mountains with stops at all our resorts. Read more about travelling by coach to Sälen here.
There are trains taking you to Mora. From Mora busses take you the last part of the journey to Sälen. Read more about travelling by train to Sälen here. For those arriving to Stockholm we recommend that you take the bus directly to Sälen from Stockholm.