Among the reputable ski resorts, is Branäs which began operating in 1988. This medium sized ski resort has several ski lifts to offers skiers 415 meters of vertical descent. Branäs is ideal for beginner skiers and snowboarders, yet does also have some terrain for experts and intermediates. The resort also offers 15 kilometres of cross country ski trails. For snowboarders, there are 2 terrain parks available. All of their slopes are now backed up with snowmaking systems, and snowmaking is done by many other ski resorts.
The Åre Ski Area was established in 1909, located 8km from the city of Östersund, under Åre Municipality in Jämtland County of northern Sweden. There is a ski lift system on the Åreskutan Mountain, at an elevation of 1420 meters and a snowmobile can take skiers to the peak of the mountain. The basic elevations are 390 meters. Trains and buses do offer transportation to the Åre area.
The highest café in Sweden can be found on top of Åreskutan Mountain, and this café has been serving patrons since 1892. Night skiing is on offer from 6pm to 8pm. Åre became internationally known in skiing circles since it hosted the 1954 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. This ski resort has been nominated as the winner of the "World's top ski resorts"by the British travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller, in 2009.
At Åre, there are private and group ski lessons. Special lessons are also available for youngsters from the age of 3, and instructors can speak English besides Swedish. Snowboarding lessons are also available. The Åre Ski Area has about 100 pistes, and is considered a leading resort for Nordic high mountain skiing. The ski season generally begins in November and closes in May, with a variety of pistes for the novice skier to the advanced skier seeking a challenging slope
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