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Vemdalen Ski Resort

Vemdalen Resort Guide

Vemdalen, Sweden

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Vemdalen Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length49km30 miles
Highest Lift930m3,051ft
Resort Height595m1,952ft
 Nearest AirportÅre Östersund
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Vemdalen at a glance

A long established centre, with skiing as far back as 1930, Vemdalsskalet operates a fully interchangeable lift ticket with Bjornrike, both centres being owned by the same company.

 When will it snow in Vemdalen?

The next notable snow forecast for Vemdalen is 20cm8in, expected on 1 March, with around 53cm21in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Vemdalen Facts, Stats and Ratings

Vemdalen Rated

Ratings for Vemdalen
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Vemdalen?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Vemdalen
Highest Lift930m3,051ft
Lowest Piste595m1,952ft
Resort Altitude (Vemdalen)595m1,952ft
Max Vertical335m1,099ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Vemdalen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Vemdalen
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
49km30 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
52km32 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
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Vemdalen Summary

The Swedish Ski Resort of Vemdalen has direct access to 49km30 miles of downhill skiing, with 58 marked pistes, served by a total of 30 ski lifts.

Snow cover is generally reliable due to the Scandinavian climate..

Vemdalen Overview

Vemdalen is one of Sweden's long-established ski areas, owned by the Same company that runs two other leading Swedish ski areas, Are and Salen as well as Hemsedal in Norway. The limited terrain is none the less varied so it's a good choice if you fancy somewhere different and off the beaten track for most mainstream British skiers and boarders. English is widely spoken and the atmosphere friendly, intimate and relaxed. Although Vemdalen won't suit those searching for lots of long runs, it is a good choice for those wishing to experiment with off piste - always assuming conditions are right.

On the Mountain

Skiing in Vemdalen

Vemdalen has wide open pistes on large hills not dissimilar to northern Scotland, only with more snow-surety (backed up by snow making coverage on around half the terrain. The runs are located on both sides of the valley and are split evenly between above and below treeline skiing. The lift ticket covers three other nearby ski areas at Bjornrike - which is of a similar size again and 18km (11 miles) distant; and smaller Klovsjo and Storhogna. Although the terrain is limited by the standard of the Alps, it is varied and of a stature that World Cup GS and Swedish National Championships have been staged here. The Hovdebacken black run (number 6) is the longest at Vendalen, down from the top of Hovde, mogul fields are usually cut up on it or the other black on the mountain Vastpuckeln (Number 8). Blue 13, Hildingsbacke, from Skalsfjallet across the valley is a fast long cruiser whilst the longest run at just over 2km is green number 1 (Pensionaren), also down from Hovden.

Off piste is generally safer here than at many resorts, although it is still sensible to ensure you are in a group with a guide. The ski school takes off piste courses so its also a good place to learn your technique. Routes are possible with a hike or even just a traverse from the tops of many of the lifts above Vemdalen and above Bjornrike. At Vendalen you have the option of hiking further up Skalsfjallet than the lifts go to begin your descent. Of the four areas Vemdalen has the most opportunity for above treeline powder field skiing, when conditions are good. All four have plenty of tree skiing opportunities.

Night skiing is available on two or three evenings per week, depending on the season.

Vemdalen is a great place to take a Telemark ski class or get in to cross country - there are 200km of cross country terrain.

Vemdalen offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding in Vemdalen

The resort has mixed blessings for boarders with two parks, but virtually all the lifts are drags, and most of those the dreaded T Bars.

When is Vemdalen open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Vemdalen.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Vemdalen.

Snow Making

Vemdalen is able to make snow, on 6km4 miles of ski runs,.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 30 ski lifts of Vemdalen are able to uplift 8,340 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Vemdalen?

Vemdalen is in Härjedalen, Jämtland, Sweden.

How can I get to Vemdalen?

 By Air

The nearest airport to Vemdalen is Åre Östersund which is 143 minutes drive away.

Off the Mountain

Vemdalen Aprés Ski

Nightlife is limited in Vemdalen, especially during the week. However the fact that there are only a few venues means that any chance of night time action is concentrated in one or two places, so you won't miss it! The Hoigfjallshotell in the base at Vemdalen is one such option with three bars including a piano bar that has live music Tuesday to Sunday. The hotel also has the only disco in the area, with three dance floors, which is free to hotel guests. At Bjornrike the place to be is the Nalle Bar with occasional live music.


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