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The resort is divided into four regions - Duved, Tegefjall, Are and Are Bjbrnen - with almost 100 pistes. The 40 lifts include
cable-car. A lot of the skiing is easy, but you'll find some challenges too,
including the Slalombacken, the Skogis run across the forest at Bjornen and a
World Cup downhill course. You'll come across 17 mountain eateries.
Ulladalsstugan and Hummelstugan are highly recommended. For some snack with a
difference, proceed to the bottom of Stendalen where you're expected to come
upon Lapps dishing out reindeer burgers, sandwiches, coffee and pastries from
benches directly in front of their goahtes (tepees). Sweden
The Hotel Diplomat Aregarden is right in the center of Are and close to the lifts, shops, restaurants and bars. Some good hotels include the Holiday Club located by the lake, the slope-side Fjallgarden and the Park Inn Tott.
One outstanding restaurant would be the Villa Tottebo, a cozy old hunting lodge. The fish is fantastic, and the specialty is reindeer fillet.
ski area is quite close to
that you are able to ski across the border. Because of its position, on the
north-west tip of Swedish Lapland, Riksgransen's ski season does not actually
start until February when there are enough daylight hours. Almost 250km beyond
the Norway Arctic Circle, this is not your normal
resort - a dedicated off-piste venue having little activity off the slopes.
Nineteen groomed runs are there for the taking- having names like Lammeln
(Lemming) and Fjallraven (Arctic Fox) - but Riksgransen is known mainly for its
off-piste. Snowboarders rate it quite high.
Almost all of the apres-ski action happens at the only hotel, the Riksgransen, which is actually the resort. You will find a bar, snooker, bands, large dance floor, DJ and live music during weekends, and the award-winning Lapplandia restaurant, featuring terrific views across the lake.
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The City Center is half mile, Are Ski Resort is three miles, Are Ostersund Airport is 76 miles and Train Station is just one mile from the hotel.
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