Mikko Nikkinen

Ski premiere in Björkliden and Riksgränsen

The season for skiing in the mountains is almost here. In family-friendly Björkliden the ski system is clear and the slope is never far away no matter where you stay. Parents can safely hand their children over to the Lemming Club so that they can spend a few hours skiing down the slopes or on the cross-country trail – or simply enjoy a leisurely lunch together. Björkliden is surrounded by some fantastic mountains, and this is where you’ll see the famous Lapporten no matter where you are, more or less. Björkliden opens for the season on February 5th.

Riksgränsen which is Sweden’s northernmost ski resort, and the most legendary opens for the season on February 19th. The skiing is incredibly efficient here, making the most of every metre of space there is to use. Much of the skiing takes place off-piste, but by no means all of it. There are lots of great pistes which are undulating and winding. And there are numerous off-piste areas which you can access easily alongside the pistes. Great skiing, quite simply. Every spring, freeskiing stars from all over the world make the pilgrimage here to round off their season with a celebration: NM, or the Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships. The feeling of standing on a mountain peak, with fairytale skiing ahead of you, is unbeatable. To enjoy perfect skiing and give yourself a topic of conversation for the après-ski, take a helicopter or use climbing skins to help you and use the services of a mountain guide who knows where the best snow is.