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SÄLEN IS READY TO WELCOME YOU
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A snowy and exotic atmosphere for the whole family
Sweden has 120 ski resorts, stretching from the Arctic Circle town of Riksgränsen in the far north, through the Dalarna province in the east, to the backbone of the Swedish mountains in the northwest. Far from the hustle and bustle of the European ski slopes, the Swedish mountains offer an idyllic setting for a family holiday. The slopes are accessible to skiers of all abilities, from green runs for beginners to black runs, the favourite playground for advanced skiers. Would you like to relax in a sauna and then take an invigorating jump in the snow? A dog sled or snowmobile ride? Or a trip to the wilderness to see elk and reindeer in their natural habitat? Sweden is the perfect destination for these unforgettable experiences with family and friends! So what are you waiting for?
Located in western Sweden, Sälen is home to Stöten, Tandådalen/Hundfjället and Lindvallen/Högjället.
A true paradise for winter sports enthusiasts, the destination offers countless slopes and a multitude of lifts. While Tandådalen has mainly technical slopes, Hundfjället stands out for its wide range of long runs. Högfjället is a ski area that is more suitable for beginners and children, while advanced skiers will have ample opportunity to challenge themselves at Lindvallen. Stöten is a must for a family holiday with its slopes suitable for all levels and its excellent recreational facilities. In addition to skiing, don't miss out on a snowmobile or dog sled ride. You can also enjoy a meal or a hot chocolate in one of the many restaurants and cafés located in the heart of the valley.
After a day in the powder, you can relax at the Poolarium at the foot of the slopes in Tandådalen. With its indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools, sauna and massage services, Poolarium is a great place to take a wellness break in the heart of the mountains.
In Lindvallen, the Experium leisure centre is a delight for the whole family. This complex offers a wide range of activities: bowling, spa, gym, cinema, restaurants, shops and even a water park!
Cross-country skiing enthusiasts can enjoy the 250 kilometres of groomed trails in the Sälen mountains. From short, child-friendly trails to long walks in the mountains, you can enjoy the enchanting scenery in the middle of snowy forests.
At Lindalens Farm, time has stood still. Built in 1734, this wooden hut, accessible from the "Kalven runt" trail, welcomes you in a cosy atmosphere to enjoy a coffee and a waffle by the fire.
A magical moment! Have you ever dreamt of spending the festive season in the mountains? For Christmas and New Year's Eve, the Sälen region dresses up in its best clothes to immerse its visitors in a magical atmosphere. Christmas markets, illuminations and other magical activities make for an unforgettable holiday experience!
Snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding or ski touring, take the time to admire the unique panoramas of the Scandinavian forests. It's a great way to take a deep breath of fresh air and recharge your batteries in the middle of nature.
Stöten is the most northerly resort in the Sälen mountain range and also has the largest vertical drop (370 metres). It therefore offers a breathtaking view of the Swedish and Norwegian mountains. This picturesque resort with its 45 km of slopes is suitable for everyone, from beginners to the most experienced skiers.
With its many green and red runs, as well as childcare and babysitting services, Lindvallen is the place to be when you're on a family trip. Lindvallen is linked to the small resort of Högfjället, whose wide slopes guarantee unparalleled skiing pleasure.
Tandådalen has two faces: to the east, it offers wide, scenic slopes and the largest snow park in Sälen, and to the west, it has technical black runs that will delight the most daring skiers. Hundfjället is accessible from Tandådalen by shuttle bus. Here you can enjoy the pleasant slopes and the enchanting forest. The children are guaranteed to have a great time!
Do you like to take your time and enjoy the landscape, nature and animals around you? Then why not discover the most beautiful parts of Sälen on a snowshoeing tour. Enjoy the silence of the snow with a guide for 2 hours. During the tour, you will gain height and have the opportunity to take a break halfway through the tour for a hot drink or to eat in one of the mountain cafés (not included in the price). You will enjoy a breathtaking view of the beautiful Scandinavian nature. The weather can be changeable and it is advisable to bring appropriate clothing and water for the walk. There is a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 30 people on the tour. Snowshoes are provided when you register for the activity. Minimum age recommended: 6 years.
Explore the vast plains of Sälen on a snowmobile. For 1.5 hours you will be transported through the beautiful natural areas outside the ski areas. After receiving your helmet, you will be briefed on the simple handling of your snowmobile and the safety of other mountain users. In just a few minutes, you will be able to control the machine and drive down the slopes following your guide. In case of extreme cold or wind, bring a hat or balaclava to put on under your helmet. Groups are limited to 10 snowmobiles per guide (2 people per snowmobile). You will have the opportunity to take a break and have a hot drink or meal in one of the mountain cafes on your way (not included in the price). It is advisable to bring high-top shoes rather than snow boots and a balaclava or very thin hat in case of bad weather. Children who are at least 1.5 metres tall can sit behind the snowmobile driver. For smaller children, a comfortable and safe sled can be installed on the back of the snowmobile. However, it is recommended that they be accompanied by an adult. Make sure you are present 15 minutes before the start of the activity. Please note that in order to drive a snowmobile, you will need a valid driving licence.
How about discovering the snowy landscapes of Sälen on board a dog sled? This typically Scandinavian activity, which is usually practiced from December to April, is a unique and unforgettable moment to share with family and friends. After getting to know your huskies and receiving a quick briefing on mushing and safety, you will set off on an adventure with your own sled and an experienced guide. The guide will take you to the most beautiful parts of the region and teach you more about the nature and history of this unspoilt area. Each sled can accommodate up to two adults and two children (maximum 250 kg per sled) and each group consists of a maximum of 20 people. On your one and a half hour tour, you will enjoy the tranquility of the Swedish nature and the breathtaking views. During the 1.5 hour walk, you can stop for a hot drink or a meal in a mountain hut (not included in the price), and the children can get up close and personal with the dogs. A real moment of communion! Please note that there are no age restrictions, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
GOOD TO KNOW
Scandinavian ski resorts are widely implementing the "cash free" concept by generalising payment by credit cards. This concept, which is also part of a of social responsibility, guarantees secure and rapid payments for both service providers and customers.
So, if you are staying in Sälen or other nearby resorts, you should know that the majority of restaurants, bars and shops do not accept cash.