Ski and snowboard in winter. Return in summer to bike, hike and go rafting at this resort set amid the scenic landscapes of Sweden’s Värmland province.
Get ready for an action-packed vacation of adventure sports at Branäs Ski Resort. This family-friendly resort has a snow-covered mountain with 27 slopes, runs of up to 1.9 miles (3 kilometers) long and a vertical drop of 1,361 feet (415 meters). Branäs Ski Resort has 19 lifts, including one of Sweden’s few gondola lifts, which provides quick access from the base area to the slopes.
Whether you are a beginner or seasoned expert, all levels of skiers are welcome at Branäs Ski Resort. Those new to skiing can take family, group or private lessons with the resort’s well-trained instructors. Let kids have fun on a treasure hunt or compete in a children’s ski race. Experience family entertainment on the snowracer and sledding slopes.
Hone your freestyling skills at the mountain’s terrain park. Find boxes, jumps and rails suitable for all abilities of skiers and snowboarders. Alternatively, explore about 12 miles (20 kilometers) of cross-country skiing trails. Other ways to experience the mountain are on guided snowmobile and dogsledding tours.
Located in the resort’s base village are restaurants that serve everything from buffet meals to soups and pizzas. Bring your own food to enjoy at the picnic and barbecue areas. Watch live music performances and dance through the evening at the resort’s bars.
During the summer, the village is a great base for exploring the natural beauty of Värmland via nature trails. Fish on mountain lakes or join walks to spot beaver and moose. Glide past unspoiled countryside on rafting trips along the Klarälven River.
Branäs Ski Resort is about a 5-hour drive from either Gothenburg or Stockholm. A combination of buses and trains provide transportation between the resort and the two cities. Alternatively, rent a car to drive through Sweden’s pretty countryside to reach the resort.
The ski season and lift operating hours are from December to April. Visit the Branäs Ski Resort official website for information about accommodations, activities and lift passes.