Scan Magazine, Issue 83, December 2015

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Scan Magazine | Special Theme | Swedish Winter Wonderland

A classic winter oasis The traditional winter destination Trillevallen, in the Swedish mountains, is famous for its peaceful and friendly atmosphere and attractive combination of downhill and cross-country skiing on its doorstep. By Malin Norman | Photos: Mats Lind

Located 25 kilometres south of Åre, close to both Trondheim and Östersund airports, Trillevallen offers amazing views of the surrounding mountains and a great mixture of skiing and other activities all in one place. The resort is cherished especially among families for its wide, safe slopes, but larger groups and sports teams also come for conferences, training camps or pure relaxation. “Trillevallen is a real gem. It’s like a home away from home, with something for everyone to enjoy,” says CEO Cecilia Lind. Visitors value not only the genuine alpine experience and serene environment, but also the hospitality and welcoming 48 | Issue 83 | December 2015

atmosphere at the resort, according to a recent customer service survey. “It’s peaceful and quiet, a different pace than in the cities. Our guests appreciate the sense of freedom it gives and the opportunity to spend time together. Many see it as a getaway, along the lines of mindfulness without being too trendy.”

Downhill or cross-country With plenty of snow in winter, Trillevallen is open from mid-December to mid-April and a safe bet for school breaks during Christmas, early spring and Easter. New this year is an additional ski lift and an advanced snow cannon system to help ensure well-maintained pistes for keen skiers throughout the winter season.

For downhill devotees, the resort currently offers a total of nine ski lifts and 21 pistes suitable for all levels of experience, from gentle green slopes for beginners, to steep black alternatives for brave expert skiers, and there is also a ski school in addition to the possibility for ski rental. And for those who prefer cross-country skiing, Trillevallen has one of the most extensive and easily accessible ski track systems in the Åre mountain area with 120 kilometres linked to other ski resorts and two kilometres of illuminated tracks that are maintained daily.

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