All tracks in Vålådalen are open and are prepared taking into account the weather and wind. The Årefjäll trail is expected to open during week 7. The track center can be found at the mountain station's main building adjacent to our alpine slope. Our tracks are open for skate and classic. On the homepage långdspår.se you can get track status in real time. The electric light trails 2.1-8.2 km. Illuminated between 06: 00-22: 00. Lill-Sapporo 3.7 km Sapporo 7.0 km The interval track 5.0 km Lake Placid 8.1 km Lahti 10 km Feel free to follow us on Facebook for current information Practical information Direction: All tracks have a counterclockwise direction, with the exception of the Nulltjärnsrundan. Classic & Skate: Premiere tracks, Electric light tracks, Lake Placid, Interval track, Sapporo, Little Sapporo, Holmenkollen, Waffle tour, Lahti and Biathlon trail. Classic: Nulltjärnsrundan, Fjällsvängen and Vallbo mile tracks. Easier preparation that takes place sporadically. Sledges: If you pull mountain sledges for children or packing, go on the side of the tracks that are prepared for skating. Chariot sledges with skis can be used both in the classic track and on the skate section. Dogs: Paired dogs are welcome in all our tracks. Electric light trails and biathlon 2.1km 2.8km, 4.0km, 5.0km, 6.0km and 8.2km. A flat track in undulating terrain that even less experienced skiers can handle. The track runs in protected terrain and is nice even on windy days. Here you will also find our Biathlon course and Biathlon trail of 1.3km. Lighting every day at 06-09 and 15-22. Sapporo 7.0km Our toughest track, which the elite skiers like and drive with a smile on their face. Through mountain forest and on bare mountains, uphill and downhill, the track turns here and there, one curve worse than the other. If you venture around, you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the mountain world. Lill Sapporo 3.7km A light track that winds its way inside the Sapporo track. The same fantastic environment as at Sapporo, but with flat and relaxing traction. Fits everyone regardless of level. The track is advantageously reached via the lift and ends with a long downhill run on the Interval track down to the Elljusspåren. Lahti 10 km (mile track) Lahti is Mathias Fredriksson's favorite track. A tough start uphill, but then the trail waves nicely in the forest along the mountain side. Lake Placid 8.1 km If you want to pick altitude meters, choose Lake Placid, perhaps as an alternative to the Interval track when you go up to the Sapporo track. The trail goes through varied terrain of spruce forest and pine bogs. The height difference is 414 meters at 8 kilometers. The interval track 5 km The track is reached via Elljusspåren and runs on a long slope along Ottfjällsvägen, perfect for interval training, 2.5km uphill, 2.5km downhill. The trail is also a good alternative when going down from the mountain. Here you can also reach the two windbreaks that are located at Ottfjällsvägen, nice days, the upper is recommended for a break with fantastic views. The track is often and happily used by hikers on their way to or from the tops of Ottfjället. Holmenkollen 17.8 km A relatively flat track that largely follows the elevation curves around Vålåsen, through old-growth forest and over anthills. If you have your eyes open, it may very well be that you see wolverine or loose tracks. The track is suitable for both those who want to train before the Årefjäll race and those who want a nice day trip. Årefjällsleden 55 km Here you ride parts of the route used in the Årefjällsloppet VÅLÅDALEN. The Årefjäll race is the longest race in the long-distance world cup. The ambition is to prepare the track from week 7.
Guided tours One day or a half day with one of our guides will help you to get the most and the best of your time here. This offers an opportunity to ask all your questions, and get tips on how to improve your skiing. And of course the guide will share his/her knowledge about the best and most beautiful spots in Vålådalen. Top tour on Ottfjället With tour skis or randonné equipment we make our way up towards the peaks on Ottfjället. We will also enjoy the nice downhill slopes on the way back. We choose level, length and trails according to your wishes and the weather conditions. Full day (6hours): 2000 SEK Half day (3 hours): 1200 SEK Randonée, beginners course Are you keen on trying out mountain skiing? We will show you the basics about top touring with randonnée equipment. Full day (6 hours): 2000 SEK Bivouac In case of harder weather conditions it can be necessary to take refugee waiting for the wind to ease. Our guides will give you instructions on how to create a bivouac and share tips with you in case of an emergency in the mountains. Full day (6 hours): 2000 SEK Guided tours in Vålådalen Vålådalen offers a lot to discover. Tours to the beautiful lake Nulltjärn, the river Vålån, or why not look for traces of animals in the forest… Together we choose a tour according to your wishes. Full day (6 hours) 2000 SEK Half day (3 hours) 1200 SEK Tour to a hut Do you wish a good and safe start on your longer tour? Our guides will be pleased to join you on the first kilometres of your tour towards e.g. the huts of Lunndörren or Stensdalen. They will give you advice and will point out the most beautiful mountains and views. If you want guidance the whole way, of course that is also a possibility! Full day (6 hours): 2000 SEK Waffle tour to Östra Vålådalen With tour skis or randonnée equipment we take the trail to Östra Vålådalen where we may enjoy a typical waffle and something to drink. The tour includes pickup and return by car back to Vålådalen. Half day (3 hours): 1200 SEK Tour with Barbeque Try out a typical Swedish winter activity! We bring hotdogs, and take our skis, snow shoes, or just walk, to a nice spot where we will make a fire and enjoy a ”winter barbeque”. The tour will of course be adapted to your wishes. Half day (3 hours): 1200 SEK SLAO Avalanche 0 Feel safer on your skis! We offer a course that gives you the theoretical knowledge about avalanches and how to avoid them. The course takes place indoors and has a duration around 2-3 hours. 1200 SEK. Tour under the stars On a clear night we take our skis and step into the nature. We take an easy pace and enjoy the quiet mountains under the stars. Bring a thermos with something warm to drink, warm clothes and a pelt or sleeping pad. Ski school Improve your skiing! Take a private lesson – on your own or together with family or friends. We offer beginner- and higher levels of cross country skiing, slalom, and Telemark, as well as beginner courses in Snowboard. Cross country ski school Alpine Ski school Half day (3 hours): 1200 SEK 400 SEK /hour Our guides Vålådalen Fjällstation’s guides are trained according to the Swedish norms for mountain guides. The Swedish mountain training includes 16 parts, taking into account leadership and guidance. The course also includes orienteering, physical and mental performance, snow and avalanche lore, bivouac and emergency bivouac (winter and summer) etc. The guides are also trained ski- and Telemark instructors. More info and reservations For further information and bookings, please contact us on +46 (0)647 353 00, or send an email to [email protected]