Åre has a lot to offer in terms of activities, events and shopping. During the week of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals, there will be no shortage of things to do. Here’s how you can make the most of your visit in Åre during the Finals.

During the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals, from 14-18 March, there is a lot to see and do in Åre besides watching the world’s best alpine ski racers battle for the Audi FIS World Cup globes. There will be loads of events and activities in and around the town. Most of the slopes will be open for those who want to enjoy some springtime skiing. There will be plenty of options when it comes to after-ski, both on the slopes and in town, and there is much to see and do for the young and old alike. Our guide below will help you make the most of the Audi FIS Ski World Finals 2018 in Åre!

The Swedish National Arena, Årevägen 180

Competition Program, Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals Åre 2018, 14-18 March

Monday, March 12

10.30 Downhill Training Ladies
13.00 Downhill Training Men

Tuesday, March 13

10.30 Downhill Training Men
12.00 Downhill Training Ladies

Wednesday, March 14

10.30 Downhill Men
12.00 Downhill Ladies

Thursday, March 15

10.30 Super-G Ladies
12.00 Super-G Men

Friday, March 16

16.00 Alpine Team Event

Saturday, March 17

9.45 Giant Slalom Men (1st)
10.45 Slalom Ladies (1st)
12.30 Giant Slalom Men (2nd)
13.30 Slalom Ladies (2nd)

Sunday, March 18

9.45 Giant Slalom Ladies (1st)
10.45 Slalom Men (1st)
12.30 Giant Slalom Ladies (2nd)
13.30 Slalom Men (2nd)

Prize Ceremonies
Daily Prize Ceremonies will be performed in the finish area at the Swedish National Arena during the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals. The World Cup crystal globes will be presented after each event.

In addition, the Swedish and international slalom stars will be available for meet & greet:

Saturday, 17 March, Åre Village Square
17.30 Åre 2019 Soup tasting and autograph signing
18.30 Bib Draw Slalom men, Official Award Ceremony Slalom ladies

The World Cup Finals also offer a chance to watch the next generation of alpine stars. The Official Timekeeper of the FIS Ski World Cup Longines presents the future stars of the under-16 category who have “shown exceptional talent and commitment despite their young age.” The competition is held annually, alternating between female and male talents. In 2018, it will be for males U-16.

Friday, March 16

10.30 at the Swedish National Arena First Run
11.30 at the Swedish National Arena, Second Run

For more information about the Longines Future Ski Champions, click the link.

Åre Town Square, Thursday, 15 March
18.00 Unveiling of the Åre 2019 Countdown Clock, Bib Draw Longines Future Ski Champions

Åre town and ski system
13-17 March, 15.00: Riff Raff Ruff, Årehyddan
15-17 March, 15.00-17.00/18.00: Rydell & Quick, Verandan
14-17 March, 15.00: Bad Influence, Hotell Fjällgården
18 March, 15.00: Celeste & Sebbe, Hotell Fjällgården

For the kids
14 March, 15.30: Valle’s World Championships in Björnen, ski competition for children
14 March, 15.30: Valle’s World Championships in Rödkullen, ski competition for children
14 March, 15.30: Valle’s World Championships in Duved, ski competition for children
15 March, 15.30: Meet Valle in Björnen or Duved
15 March, 15.30: Valle’s After-ski in Rödkullen
16 March, 15.30: Meet Valle in Duved or Rödkullen
16 March, 15.30: Valle’s After-ski in Björnen
17 March, 15.30: Meet Valle in Duved, Björnen or Rödkullen

15-17 March, 10.00 – 14.00: Ski test, free of charge, Hanson Test Center, Hanson Concept Store at Stjärnbacken
17 March, 13.00: SkiStar Snow Park Slopestyle, at SkiStar Snow Park, Åre

Other Activities
Horseback riding, dog sledding and cross-country skiing are examples of great activities that allows you to enjoy the wonderful nature in and around Åre. For the more urban visitor Åre offers plenty of great shopping, restaurants and bars and many of the hotels offer spa and health activities.