The Are Ski Resort in Sweden is Northern Europe’s largest and most diverse winter alpine mountain resort. Are (pronounced aura) is a popular Swedish ski, snowboard and mountain bike resort approximately 220 miles south of the Artic Circle. Are is ideally located for winter mountain sports activities because of its heavy snowfall during the ski season which lasts from late November, right through to early May.
With a total of 1,080 acres across four separate and adjacent alpine ranges, the Are Resort is one of the largest ski areas in Scandinavia. The four ski areas include, Duved, Tegefjall, Central Area and Are Bjornen. During the winter months, a free shuttle bus service offers convenient access to all the mountains for lift pass holders.
On a sunny afternoon on December 29, 2010, photographer Anders Carlsson took this picture of a chair lift on Areskutan Mountain in Are after a heavy snowfall. The picture shows why the 1,420 metres (4,660 ft.) Areskutan mountain in Are is so popular with winter tourists in Europe. There is always plenty of snow.