Åre has a wide range of high-quality off-slope amenities surrounding all four skis. At the centre of the resort is Åre By village, this traditional mountain village area houses many shops, bars and restaurants catering for everything from family-friendly dinners to luxury cuisine and bars.
Across the entire complex there are more than 70 restaurants, cafes and bars ensuring you are never too far from food or drink! There are also numerous health centres and Spas located across the village giving providing some much-needed rest from all the skiing.
Also in the main village is a large range of children’s activities and workshops including music studios, mine play area and entertainment stage! Located within the slopes of Björnen is the Björnlandet (Land of the bears) kids trail, along the way there are numerous interactive play areas that provide a stimulating and fun break from skiing for younger family members.
As with all Skistar resorts their mascot Valle the snowman is on hand to help keep smaller skiers entertained throughout your stay with activites across the resort.
Fancy a day trip to an old mining village? For an additional cost, families can book a skiing adventure into the old mining village of Huså. Here you get ski down a range of on and off-pistes runs before having lunch. The trip ends with a snowmobile run back over the mountain!
Or perhaps backcountry skiing is more your thing? Through Skistar you can also partake in a group or private backcountry Skiing session. These range from half-day to full-day experiences aimed at both first time backcountry skiers and experienced professionals alike! For more information click here…
There is a wide range of chain, fast food, cafe and independent restaurants in and around the slopes. Åre prides themselves on being able to cater for both those on a budget and food connoisseurs alike.
There are plenty of supermarkets and fast food chains around the slopes, there is also a Max (Sweden’s fantastic fast food restaurant).
If your looking to save money join the locals and eat a picnic on one of the slopes or in one of the food halls dotted around the resort. There are also designated BBQ areas and open grills, local shops can supply all the bits you need for a BBQ to remember.
HOW TO GET TO ÅRE
From Åre Östersund Airport – Sweden
The undoubted quickest route is via Åre östersund airport, located just over an hours drive from the main ski resort this international airport accepts flights from across Europe.
From the airport you have three options to complete your journey to car hire, bus transfer or train.
Åre benefits from having a central train and bus station located in Åre By village, the trains run regularly throughout the winter season and take just over an hour to arrive. The train leaves from Östersund C so a short bus transfer is required from the airport but this is both clearly signposted at the airport and is in google maps.
The destination station itself means a lot of accommodation in Åre By is within walking distance, those staying in other areas may want to use a bus or taxi service for the end of the journey. The
Those wishing to higher a car should take the E14 heading West from the airport, following this road for 86 km and you’ll be at the town centre, it couldn’t be any simple!
From Trondheim Airport – Norway
As Åre Östersund Airport has a rather small flight time you may need to land at Trondheim Airport just across the border in Norway. This airport is approximately just over two hours from Åre by either car or train.
The usual car rental options are avaliable at in the main parking complex at the south end of the airport. As a rule car rental is usually slightly more money in Norway when compared to Sweden. To get to Åre head north under the airport and take the E14 heading east, this road drives straight through Åre so you won’t miss the resort.
If going by train you will first need to take a bus to Hommelvik central, this is south of Trondheim, on the journey you will pass through Hell (Not literally it is a small town in Norway!).
From the train station take a train heading to Östersund Central that stops at Åre. The total trip should take around 3 hours.