#1 Alpine Legends: Stein Eriksen – An American idol in Norwegian colors
2018-06-21

A legend and pioneer much ahead of his time, Stein Eriksen, a Norwegian with Hollywood looks, promoted skiing beyond Scandinavian and the sport’s borders. Olympic and world champion with infectious charm, Eriksen is known as skiing’s first superstar. Stein Eriksen was born in 1927 and grew up at Holmenkollen with parents Marius and Bitte along […]

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How are your skis hibernating over the summer?
2018-06-21

Come to think of it, how are your skis and ski gear doing now that the snow has melted? Did you throw them into the basement or storeroom right after the season’s last run where they are waiting for the snow to fall? This is how you can show your gear some love before Åre […]

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Did you know this about Swedish Midsommar?
2018-06-20

Midsommar is an annual highlight (no pun intended) for all Northern Europeans as it is a celebration of the summer solstice. The customs differ across countries and the celebration has different names, such as Juhannus in Finland, Jónsmessa on Iceland and S:t Hans dag in Denmark and Norway. North of the Polar Circle, the sun […]

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Accommodation for Åre 2019 now available!
2018-05-23

Some 120 000 visitors are expected in Åre during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships from 5-17 February 2019. While many will be day visitors, others will wish to stay overnight. A number of accommodation options are now available for booking. Winter and skiing are not the top of mind in late May but preparations for the […]

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Official Åre 2019 race program confirmed
2018-05-23

Late starting times benefit racers and fans alike The FIS Congress 2018 held at Costa Navarino, Greece, saw a large gathering of the international ski family to discuss future opportunities and challenges facing the sport worldwide. One of the decisions taken last week was the confirmation of the official starting times for the FIS Alpine […]

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Taking the train to Åre 2019 – now even easier!
2018-05-23

It’s now even easier to get to Åre: A daily night train will be running from Stockholm to Åre from the end of June 2018, offering a highly comfortable and sustainable means of travel. Åre 2019 national partner SJ has just announced that a night train from Stockholm to Åre will be operating on a […]

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Åre inspires to ski – with the massive season finale
2018-04-27

The sun is shining over Renfjället as suddenly the clouds begin to darken to produce a rain shower yet just an hour later the sun reappears. Despite the typical April weather, spring winter in Åre is a wonderful season and not least during the Åre Winter Finale.  Spring is in the air and although the […]

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Thumbs up for Åre 2019 – but it requires all hands on deck
2018-04-25

The penultimate Coordination Group Meeting between Åre 2019 and the International Ski Federation (FIS) was dominated by constructive dialogue and positive feedback. However, a major challenge remains: making sure that 120 000 visitors find their way to Åre in February 2019. Approximately nine months remain until the Åre 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships open on […]

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