Sälen can actually boast of having the largest alpine ski area in northern Europe. It's a dream destination for anyone who loves downhill skiing on lovely and fantastically prepared slopes. Just south of Sälen is the small village of Berga, which has become world-famous because the start of the Vasaloppet always takes place here. Otherwise, Sälen is a fairly small mountain village with its 625 permanent residents. However, this is a figure that is multiplied by itself every winter season when the really large tourist flows arrive there. The mountain resorts and slopes are numerous in the area. Hundfjället, Lindvallen, Högfjället, Stöten, Näsfjället, Tandådalen and Kläppen are all high-quality and well-known facilities for alpine skiing. Ladies and gentlemen: This is the Sälen Mountains.
Sälen is located in the western part of Dalarna, just under 40 mil from Stockholm, just over 46 mil from Gothenburg and 75 mil from Malmö. The roads in the area are of a very high standard, largely because during the winter season, thousands of skiing tourists gather here. What many may not think of very often is that the largest area for alpine skiing in northern Europe is located in the small mountain village of Sälen, with its just over 600 permanent residents. Here, you can choose from a total of 116 different slopes, all of different difficulty levels. The great thing about Sälen is that you absolutely do not have to be an experienced skier to enjoy the slopes and downhill runs. The thing is that even if you have never stood on a pair of skis or a snowboard before, you can easily learn the noble art of alpine skiing during your days in Sälen. There are slopes that are extra "gentle" and therefore perfect for beginners to try out. Of course, there are also slopes that are steeper and more difficult here. "Black" slopes that offer the experienced skier real challenges to sink their teeth into.
When it comes to the question of accommodation, we can tell you that the range in Sälen is very large and varied. There is accommodation for all tastes, you could say. In Sälen, you will find everything from genuine mountain cabins and apartments to those really luxurious hotels. No matter what type of accommodation you are looking for, we can promise you that you will find exactly what you want in Sälen.
Well, in addition to alpine skiing of absolute world class on perfectly groomed slopes and of course also cross-country skiing, Sälen offers a whole host of surrounding activities to indulge in. Dog sledding is one such example. There is also a lovely adventure pool and indoor surfing, several restaurants, pubs, spas, cinema, and for those who want to shop and prepare their own food, there are of course a number of grocery stores to choose from. After Ski and dancing as well as other types of entertainment are also available here.
One could easily say that everything you are used to at home is available in Sälen. Of course, Sälen is also adapted for families with children with lots of fun activities.