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Impressions From Åre, Winter Edition

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Impressions from a family skiing trip to Åre, Sweden!

Frozen sky

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After my visit to Åre in the autumn I knew I wanted to come back, and that I should bring my family so we can experience the beauty of the Swedish mountains together! Again we travelled by ferry and train to this little village, which is in the midst of preparing for the Åre 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championship which start next week! As usual, this is a photo-intensive article which gives you a taste of the stories which will come when I return from the ISPO 2019 in Munich and some skiing in Vorarlberg!

Our 3-year old is learning to ski

Our 3-year old daughter learned to ski ❤️ The smile on her face is amazing, and we are so proud of her!


Similarly, our 7 year old son also improved his skiing by bounds! While he learned to ski some years ago in Vuokatti this year in Åre he went big and bold! I had many great runs with him, and look forward to many more!

Off to Åre!

Also my wife and me had some time with one of the friendly Ski School instructors! I got a reminder on how to better control my skis and tips on getting down steep, shitty runs.

Illuminated runs

There also was some night skiing.

Åre Railway Station

Piza at Werséns

Good coffee inside

And visits to the village for some Pizza, swimming, coffee and grocery shopping.

Up & Down

At the top

Of course there was lots and lots of great skiing on the slopes.

Morning Glory Reloaded

Pastel Colours

And even a superb ski tour to the top of Åreskutan!

ÅRE 2019 is coming to town aka FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

Everywhere there were signs of the Åre 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championship - if you want to see more from Åre and the world-class ski stars, make sure to check out the Åre 2019 website to follow the spectacle. You also could just hop on a train to Åre and view it live - and if the weather forecast holds on, it should be quite a good time for some of your own skiing, too! After my visit to Munich and Vorarlberg I’ll write up in detail everything there is to know about a family skiing visit to Åre, so make sure to subscribe via RSS to not miss any post! You already can view some more photos on in the Åre 2019 Album on Flickr.

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