Hemavan Tärnaby

Hemavan Tärnaby is northern Sweden’s largest ski resort offering excellent skiing in an amazing environment for groups of friends or the whole family.

There is something for everyone in Hemavan and Tärnaby, twin villages situated in the mountains of Swedish Lapland. 18 km separates the two and the simplest method of transport between them is by your own car or taxi. Hemavan boasts 9 lifts and includes the gondol/telemix lift. There are 27 slopes, three children’s areas, two snow parks and a Skicross Arena.

In Hemavan is Kobåset, an area of un-groomed terrain providing what many consider to be Sweden’s best free riding opportunities. In Tärnaby there are 5 ski lifts and 13 slopes of which two are suitable for children. This is where you will find the slopes that created our national champions; Ingemarbacken Anjabacken and Ringbranten.

Hemavan was awarded the title of best Ski Resort of the Year 2018 by the Swedish ski resort organisation. But there is more to be done and this season, Hemavan has invested in a modern snow system to follow on from last year’s big attraction, Hemavan Gondol.

After enjoying a day outdoors, there is a wide range of restaurants in all price categories to choose from. From cakes and coffee to burgers and innovative culinary creations. How about a three-course dinner at Björk with evening entertainment provided by the Northern Lights?

The historical slopes that developed the skills of so many excellent skiers are at the heart of Tärnaby. But don’t let the success of previous champions affect your skiing. There are chair-lifts and children’s areas making Tärnaby suitable to both advanced skiers and families alike.

For those preferring X-country adventures, the six month winter season ensures a multitude of choices varying from tours above the tree line to trails through snow clad forests.

Getting here:

The Wasa Express provides a daily ferry service over the Gulf of Bothnia between Vasa and Umeå saving you a long car journey. Travel then, either by car or by bus along the E 12, one of Scandinavia’s prettiest routes. It follows the Umeälven river all the way up from Umeå in the east to Hemavan Tärnaby in the west.