Sälen is the largest ski resort in Sweden. It consists of several areas: Kläppen, Lindvallen, Högfjället, Tandådalen, Hundfjället and Stöten.

There are loads of ski slopes that suit the entire family for a week or a weekend of fun.

Sälen – six areas to visit

Every area in Sälen has its unique character and they are all worth a visit. The areas are located in line with the mountain. When you arrive at Sälen you first arrive at Kläppen, then Sälen village with all facilities, and then the rest of the ski resorts.

Kläppen is the warmest and sunniest part of Sälen, located at lowest altitude. There are several long and winding pistes that suit both adults and children, cosy chalets, restaurants and access to cross-country tracks.

Lindvallen is the family paradise which is perfect for children. Many green and blue pistes. The children love the enormous snow man that is created at the top of the mountain. The snow coverage is reliable and snow cannons are available in most parts.

Högfjället is the highest located part of Sälen with few slopes but a very nice hotel and a major hangout place for after ski and party.

In Tandådalen and Hundfjället you will find the most steep slopes but also good slopes for families and beginners. Loads of activities for children and teenagers and never quiet. A big dreampark with jumps, rails and halfpipes is available and very popular.
Stöten is mostly targeted at advanced skiers with several black pistes. It is very close to the Norwegian border and you can travel to Trysil for a day if you would like to discover that wonderful area too. Very good accommodation is available in Stöten and many good pistes.

Children under 8 years of age ski for free when wearing helmets.

Afterski and outdoor activities

If you feel like some fun during the evening or just want to rest for a day there are so many activites to do in Sälen, both for kids and adults.

If you feel like going outdoors you and your family can have a go with the dog sled, rent a snowmobile or go on sleighs. If you feel like spending some time indoors you can go bowling, visit the swimming pool or watch a movie.

Book your ski holiday in Sälen

There are several ways to book the perfect family vacation to Sälen. Keep the following in mind:
Chalet in Sälen
If you are spending a week away at your ski resort, renting a chalet is the best way to accommodate yourselves. There are both organized and private rentals. Most chalets are, however, privately owned no matter how you contract them, and they are usually decorated by the house owner. The bigger chalets will usually have all amenities such as private sauna, dishwaster, TV, DVD and so on.

Youth hostel in Sälen
There is a youth hostel run by STF which has several kinds of rooms.

Hotels in Sälen
Hotels have become increasingly popular. Just a decade ago they hardly existed but now there are several options. Very luxurious and convenient and all you need to care about is skiing.

A week in Sälen doesn’t have to be too costly if you share accommodation. Book well in advance and share a chalet and you can get away quite cheap.

Travelling to Sälen

Sälen is centrally located in the region of Dalarna, 390 kilometers from Stockholm and 450 kilometers from Gothenburg. It is the most centrally located ski resort, of the major ones, in Sweden but still offers good snow conditions throughout the winter.

Driving is usually the best option. Rent a car at Stockholm Arlanda airport. You could also catch a train to Mora or Malung and continue by bus. There are also coaches that run from the major cities in Sweden, all the way to Sälen.

Rent ski equipment

There are 18 shops in Sälen that have ski rental, see their prices and where they are located.

See shops and price lists


There are 33 restaurants in Sälen with 17 different types of kitchens, the most popular being Swedish, European and Scandinavian.

Hotel & accommodations

Here you will find in total 40 hotel, apartments and chalets/houses in Sälen.
36 options
Price/night from:
60 EUR
4 options
Price/night from:
125 EUR