Where is the Spring and the Summer
pop quiz: Is it the Swedes or the Spanish who will see you tomorrow?
Spring is the time of year when the skiing in Scandinavia really comes into it’s own.
Riksgränsen is Sweden's northernmost ski resort and the ski season does not really get started until February, when there are enough daylight hours. By midsummers's day, the end of the season, the sun will not have set for over a month. While Riksgränsen offers plenty of on piste challenges, the main attraction is heliskiing, with an unpopulated drop zone the size of Holland it is usually possible to find untracked snow at the end of May. For an unforgettable experience try skiing under the midnight sun! Click to read more about Riksgränsen Ski Resort, including how to get there.
Riksgränsen's mountains have up to 1000m vertical meters descent and are just a few minutes flying time from Riksgränsen, with nearby Kebnekaise offering nearly 1500 vertical meters. Who does it: Mountain Guide Travel.
Scandinavian Big Mountain Championship
The Scandinavian Big Mountain Championship has been held in Riksgränsen since 1992 and is the season finale for the European freeride season - ski and party under the midnight sun. For more info, or to register.
pop trivia: 'Hasta Manana' was very nearly the 1974 entry to the 'Eurovision Song Contest' by 'Abba'; luckily for the world of pop they chose 'Waterloo' instead.