The new lifts will link Björnen to the central part of Åre’s ski area. Two lifts will be installed to replace existing T-bars, while the third is completely new — all three aiming to improve skiing below the treeline.
The first of these is a 4 seater chair called the Tegefyran. A 6 seater chair will also be installed called Fjällgårdsexpressen this will to carry snowboarders from Fjällgården up to Sadeln.
The final lift is the 6 man Sadelexpressen that will take riders from the base station of Högåsliften in Björnen to the top of Sadelliften.
The investment in the lifts in Åre is one of the largest ever made in the Scandinavian mountain range and will increase Åre’s lift capacity by more than 5 000 persons per hour. The new chairlifts are built at strategically important nodes in the ski area and will further improve the guests’ skiing experience. Meanwhile, pistes are being widened, forest areas thinned out and brand new pistes added. Overall this will mean 13 hectares of new skiing area.
“This is one of the largest investments in lifts ever made in the Scandinavian mountains. With the new chairlifts, Åre will be in line with the leading resorts in the Alps. From an international perspective Åre is already regarded as a skiers’ Mecca without the crowding. The improvements now under way with the new lifts and pistes will provide for even better and more skiing in the less weather exposed section, in the lower zone in Åre”, explains Niclas Sjögren Berg, Destination Manager SkiStar Åre.