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Disabled Skiing and Winter Ski Holiday in the ski resort of Åre

We are delighted to give you information on ski schools, organisations and mountain guides who offer ski lessons, equipment and other activities in Sweden. Please be aware that Ski 2 Freedom has not yet visited any resort in Sweden as of yet and therefore is not responsible or liable for any information given by the organisations listed. We accept no responsibility for the site content from these websites but try to ensure the information we give is of the highest quality.

The Resort

Åre is a place where you can really experience the thrill of winter activities, on and off the slopes. Imagine yourself gliding along snowy trails in a sled drawn by huskies or racing across a frozen lake on your own snowmobile. The après-ski is equally as diverse being as relaxed or vibrant as you want it, so why not discover the warm, genuine hospitality, high quality accommodation and snowsure skiing of Åre for yourselves.

Please note: The Åreskuten ski area (the higher lift above Åre village) does not usually open until early February.

(Information used courtesy of www.neilson.co.uk)

Åre is located no more than 50 minutes from the nearest airport. For more information see www.skistar.com.

See www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2007/mar/20/skiing.sweden.travellingwithdisabilities, for a disabled skiing experience in Are.

Who Benefits

If you, a friend or family member have any of the following then Åre might work brilliantly for your ski or summer holiday. This is by no means an exhaustive list (it would be impossible to include every condition) but many have similar or common factors. As often someone may have a condition that we have not yet come across please do ask us if you are interested in the resort and we can try to help.

  • amputee
  • paraplegic
  • visually impaired

We do advise that if you have any health issues that might be affected by extreme temperatures; altitude or have had surgery or an on-going physical / neurological condition that might be or could be affected by being moved at speed, over rough or uneven terrain or being on or in a ski lift please do contact us for more advice before going ahead and booking your holiday. Another resort might work better for you.

Click here for more information on specific conditions

Places to Stay in Åre

Åre has a great selection of hotels, apartments and chalets suitable for all visitors. Accessible accommodation in Åre is also available for wheelchair users (dependent on type of wheelchair) and those with limited mobility.

If a place is listed below it will have been visited by Ski 2 Freedom or will be personally known to us. However, any accommodation listed on this page is by no means all that is available in the resort. To have a full list of places, please contact us, and if possible please state your preferred requirements.

In Åre you can rent the lodging you are looking for – whether it's a cabin, a hotel room or an apartment. Pick and choose from the enormous selection in the Åre! For more information see www.skistar.com

Mountain Activities - Sporty and Fun

Mountain based activities, whether sporting or non-sporting, summer or winter, are empowering elements to life but please note that many may not be suitable for your condition or specific need. Activity providers, guides and instructors will often go out of their way to accommodate the needs of everyone but please understand if they are unable to do so for you. Always worth making further enquiries either via the organization responsible, the tourist office or Ski 2 Freedom.

Filter activities by season:

  • air boarding
  • archery and shooting
  • bobsleigh luge and skeleton
  • bowling
  • bouldering
  • canoeing rafting and kayaking
  • climbing - ice
  • climbing - rock
  • climbing - indoor
  • curling
  • cycling
  • donkey trekking
  • e-bikes
  • fat bikes
  • fishing
  • glacier skiing
  • golf
  • horse riding and trekking
  • horse sleigh rides
  • hot air ballooning
  • husky dog rides
  • ice diving
  • ice driving
  • ice fishing
  • ice hockey
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • off road buggies
  • paragliding
  • piste basher driving
  • rafting
  • roller coaster
  • sailing and rowing
  • ski bikes
  • ski jumping
  • skidooing
  • skiing - alpine and downhill
  • skiing - biathlon
  • skiing - cross country
  • skiing - freestyle and boarder x
  • skiing - heli skiing
  • skiing - off-piste and ski touring
  • skiing - ski joering
  • snakeglisse
  • snow park
  • snow shoe walking
  • snowboarding
  • skiing - telemarking
  • tennis
  • tobogganing
  • tubing
  • via ferrata
  • walking and hiking
  • yooner
  • zip line

For more information on mountain activities in Åre please contact us.

Ski Schools and Assisted Sport Providers in Åre

Total Ski Skolan

‘All skiers with a permanent disability are welcome to join the ski school with us. We accept riders with all types of disabilities, including the visually impaired, disabled, amputees or multi-disabled. In short, skiers who need special support and who can not attend the traditional ski school.’

See www.totalskidskolan.se for more details.

Tourist Office and Places of Interest in the Resort and Surrounding Area

To get a better idea and understanding of the ski resort of Åre and what else they can offer you for your holiday, we suggest you look up their website as every Tourist Office offers a fascinating and exciting insight into what they and the surrounding area can offer visitors. In addition many have a dedicated website or page for those who are in need of assistance, disabled, with young children and babies and those of us just getting on a bit in life!

For more information on the ski resort of Are itself we recommend that you also contact the  Tourist Office..

Lift Operators

Many ski resorts offer reduced or discounted lift passes for someone with a disability or in need of assistance. For Åre the following apply. However we suggest you also contact the Lift Pass Office for further information as prices and conditions can change.

There is a large selection of easy or very easy pistes for novices while the experienced skiers can indulge in many challenging slopes. The ski season in Åre starts in November and we stay open until May.

Access to Our Full Comprehensive Portfolio

Ski 2 Freedom Foundation would like to make it clear that we regard everyone as an individual and that no two people will have the same needs and requirements. Therefore please note that what you see on this page regarding assisted or adaptive skiing and accommodation, may not be suitable for you, or someone you know. However, if you think this destination would be a good ski resort for you, then please contact us to discuss your personal requirements and we will endeavour to see if the resort will meet these.

We hope that you have found the information on this page helpful and a chance to make a decision on where to go for your winter holiday. However, we know that often much more discussion is required and therefore we invite you to contact us as we hold extensive information on all our ski resorts – please contact us.

Our information has and is obtained by means of extensive personal research at a cost, often to the Foundation, we only give this out to those that request it and is not for general public use. For our beneficiaries this information is free but for a company or organisation we make a nominal charge via donation.

Ski 2 Freedom provides specific information on the activities for skiers with a disability, additional need or life-challenging illness, etc. plus useful extras such as wheelchair accessible places to stay; so we are not going to also reproduce amazing information and advice on ski resorts which has been collected by ski journalists, skiers and ski companies which are dedicated to this service - what we can do is to link you to these sites which may well give you some extra background information on a specific ski resort and help you make up your mind as to where you might go!

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