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Sälen Ski Resort Guide

Sälen, Sweden

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length145km
Highest Lift800m
Resort Height350m
 Nearest AirportKarlstad
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The region of Sälen comprises the ski slopes of Kläppen and Lindvallen.


The ski area includes 2 Ski Resorts with a combined total of 145km of downhill skiing, with 86 marked pistes, served by a total of 100 ski lifts. The appropriate Lift Pass allows you to ski or snowboard in either of the ski areas of Kläppen and Lindvallen.

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


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Sälen is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Kläppen, Lindvallen and Sälen.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Sälen is 10km long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Sälen?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm, expected on 31 October.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Sälen

Ski Area Stats

Sälen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Sälen Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift800m
Lowest Piste800m
Resort Altitude (Sälen)350m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Sälen
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Sälen?

This ski resort is in Älvdalen, Dalarna, Sweden.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Sälen is Sälen Trysil, 26 minutes drive away.

Trondheim and Karlstad airports are all within three hours drive.

Sälen Trysil is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 100 ski lifts are able to uplift 102,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 75km of ski runs, with 80 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Sälen open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Sälen, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Sälen Tourist Office for the latest.

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