Nowhere in Europe is the skiing quite as effortlessly cool as in Sweden. It’s been an ingrained part of life here for generations, so the locals know how to keep things efficient, calm and fun at the same time. The mountains may not be as high as the Alps, but their proximity to the Arctic Circle means they’re usually covered in a layer of the white stuff from December to May. Plus, a good spread of runs, from green to black, make it a memorable experience for all abilities.
Families in particular love the slower pace, the lack of lift queues and the huge amount of off-slope activities. But that’s not to say that Sweden is lacking buzz - the après scene can be every bit as alive as in France or Austria, especially if you’re out in Åre on the weekend.