WHERE TO STAY IN SÄLEN
Although there are some properties in and around the surrounding area on booking.com and AirBnB, if you want to be close to the slopes you will need to book through SkiStar, who own and manage the resort or one of the local hotel chains.
SkiStar have a wide range of accommodation all built within walking distance of the slopes, from modern apartments to self-catering cabins. Check-in is at the closest reception or shop and in many cases, they will even have your passes and equipment waiting for you in the accommodation.
Typically you can expect to pay less for holiday accommodation when compared to alpine resorts. A standard two bedroom cabin for a family of four at the beginning of March costs between £65-£90 per night depending on spec and location.
TIPS AND TRICKS
There are a few things to keep in mind when looking for a Ski holiday in Sweden:
- Find out when sports break is. Sweden’s half time, referred to as sports break, usually falls in the centre of February. Costs spike in and around this week so look to avoid it. Late January or early March are typically much cheaper.
- Changeover days in Sweden are different. In the UK typically you holiday from Saturday to Saturday, or Friday to Monday for a long weekend. In Sweden, a weeks holiday is usually taken between Sunday to Sunday and a long weekend is from Thursday to Sunday.
- A lot of accommodation won’t include bedsheets, these can be added as an extra cost but to save money it is worth investing in travel sheets. These usually incorporate a duvet cover as well and take up a minimal amount of room while saving you money on each repeat visit!