HERE’S THE SKINNY
Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Touring
Winter, Early Spring
From a few kilometres to multiple day tours.
Take a warm jacket for rest stops and extra gloves and a beanie/hat. Take refreshments/water and something light to eat. Don’t forget sunscreen for late winter when the sun’s rays reflect extra bright off the white snow.
ABOUT NORDIC SKI CENTER
Nordic Ski Centre in Funäsfjällen is Europe’s largest connected ski track system. It is part of one the areas in Sweden that is assured of snow, with some areas already preparing tracks in October.
Over 300 kilometres of tracks are prepared for classic and skate skiing. There are 450 kilometres of extra trails, 10 rest stop cabins and over 30 wind shelters. Real time digital information of tracks are available.
WHERE TO EAT
Restaurant Tusen & Fjällnäs.
WHERE TO STAY
Fjällnäs, Sweden´s oldest mountain hotel
Ramundberget mountain hotel
Walles högjällshotell, Bruksvallarna
Härjedalens Fjällmuseum (mountain museum) in Funäsdalen with its exhibits and displays of the area’s history, together with stories of local mountain farmers, the Sami (the indigenous people of Sweden) and miners who lived and worked in the area.
The peculiar prehistoric beasts at the Musk ox Centre in Tännäs.
Bruksvallarna is a part of the Nordic Ski Centre encompassing the whole trail system in Funäsfjällen and are ambitious in terms of producing skiing opportunities early in the season. They save snow from last year to be able to open the tracks as early as possible – often in late October, early November. Other ski resorts with early snow for XC skiing is Östersund (snow guarantee from Nov 1st), Vålådalen – a mountain station with training facilities in the south Åre mountains and Storhogna in Destination Vemdalen.
Other ski areas in Jämtland Härjedalen with early snow:
SKIING ALL YEAR ROUND
In Gällö, some 40 km east of Östersund, Mid Sweden 365 opened in the autumn of 2017. The world´s longest ski tunnel of 1,4 km is an arena with minus four degrees for skiing all year round. There are special areas for biathlon, waxing tests and ski cross. The tunnel was formerly a military warehouse situated in the mountain.
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