The Swedes love skiing and snowboarding and have, over the years, produced many of the world's greatest winter sports athletes. But their own mountains are fairly modest, and are best targeted by those skiers who don't need miles and miles of piste, or 2,000m top-to-bottom powder runs.
What makes Sweden such a great ski destination?
The Swedish resorts are some of the most traditional winter sports destinations you'll find in Europe. With well-run and maintained facilities and high standards, Sweden ski holidays will be enjoyed most by families, beginners and early intermediates - thanks to the high-quality ski tuition and wide range of other activities beyond the slopes.
The pistes and slopes are quiet by European standards, but the hospitality is high and the Swedes are really friendly hosts with excellent levels of English spoken across the resorts. If you fancy some Nordic skiing, sledging or outdoor icy plunge pools with a Swedish sauna, this is the place for you to come.
Off the piste the food is excellent and plentiful, with lots of fresh ingredients and quality beers. And once you've rounded off your evening meal, why not pop back outside for a chance to see the awesome Northern Lights, nature's very own light show, and all for free?
Which resort should I head to?
With a huge number of resorts to choose from, we've highlighted the most popular for ski and snowboard holidays in Sweden.
Here are the main resorts we feature in Sweden, with handy guides to help you select the right destination. Not only do we give you an overview of the resort, but we rate each one out of 10 for:
• Suitability for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers and snowboarders
• Cost of living
• Attractiveness of the resort.
Click on a resort to read more and to see the ratings we have given.