Down hill slopes, ski trails and cross country tracks
It's close to one of Dalarna's best down hill slopes, Fjätervålen 16 km. Idre Fjäll are also within reach, 38 km. Vedungfjällens nature reserve and Städjan-Nipfjället offers beautiful cross marked winter trails to ski along. Enjoy the cross country tracks of Fjätervålen and Idre Fjäll.
Photo: Vedungfjällens nature reserve, 7 km east of the cabin.
Slopes, cross-country tracks, restaurant, food store etc.
FJÄTERVÅLEN SKI RESORT has the highest and longest ski slopes in Dalarna!
Fjätervålen ski resort lies only 16 km southwest from the cabin. Roadmap.
SKI ON THE SLOPES. Fjätervålen has one of Dalarnas best slopes, ranging from elite to beginners. The longest slope is 3 km long. With skipass ¨Idrepasset¨ you can ski in both Fjätervålen and Idres slopes located another 22 km away. Ski equipment and snow shoes can be rented.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING: There are 18 km preparated cross country tracks close to the slopes.
SKI ALONG CROSS MARKED WINTER TRAILS from Fjätervålen into the east parts of Städjan-Nipfjällets nature reserve. Trail starts next to the slopes. More info down below.
Preparated ski trails around Fjätervålen (fjället runt" and Idreflöten. Beautiful view towards Nipfjället.
IDRE FJÄLL SKI RESORT
Idre Fjäll ski resort lies 38 km southwest from the cabin.
SKIING ON THE SLOPES: With the combined skipass "Idrepasset" you can ski at both Fjätervålen and Idre Fjäll.
RESTAURANT and FOOD STORE are available in Idre during the whole year.
🎿 SKI ALONG CROSS MARKED WINTER TRAILS into the south parts of Städjan-Nipfjällets nature reserve, more info below.
Ski along cross marked trails in the surrounding nature reserves.
Swedish mountains are well supplied with marked trails. The Mountain Safety Council of Sweden gives tips for safe hiking and skiing. Note that some trails are not preparated for ski.
✶ MAP TIP! FJÄLLKARTAN is a map with current and reliable information about trails, bridges, cabins, helplines etc. It's available in scale 1:50 000 as a printed map and in scale 1:100 000 as both a printed map and a webmap. We recommend the printed map in scale 1:50 000 for hiking because it's more detailed compared to scale 1:100 000. Legend/zeichenerklärung is available on three languages. Read more about Fjällkartan on the page "Surroundings".
STÄDJAN-NIPFJÄLLETS NATURE RESERVE
Städjan-Nipfjället is part of a bigger protected area called Gränslandet (Borderland, in english). You see trails if you click on nr 9 on the overview map of Gränslandet, or you can go directly to the map of Städjan-Nipfjällets nature reserve.
The peak Fjätervålen 1002 meters altitude, Städjan 1131 meters and Nipfjället 1192 meters are parts of the reserve and are located in one of Gränslandet’s most accessible nature reserves. In this area you can experience, old-growth forest and beautiful views. From the south Städjan looks like a cone shaped volcano. The oldest forest is found on the eastern slope of the mountain Fjätervålen, on the western slope of Städjan, and north of Lake Stora Harundsjön, around the low mountain Gränjesåsen.
There are cross-marked winter trails (poles marked with red crosses at the top) in the area. You can see them noted (in swedish) as "markerad vinterled" on the map of Städjan-Nipfjällets Nature Reserve above. Note that the cross marked trails are not preparated for ski (snow scooters aren't allowed here). Down below you see 3 examples of starting points for going into the reserve area.
Three different startingpoints for skiing:
The reserve's east parts: The peak of Fjätervålen.
🎿 SKI ALONG CROSS MARKED WINTER TRAILS near and around the mountain Fjätervålen.
Startingpoint Fjätervålen ski resort (16 km southwest of the cabin). Roadmap.
There is a 15 km long cross marked winter trail (poles with a red cross at the top) that goes around the mountain Fjätervålen. It is called "Fjället runt" (in Swedish). You can see the trail and other winter- and summer trails on the map Städjan-Nipfjället nature reserve. Note that the trail "Fjället runt" and all other trails in the area are not preparated for ski - this is because it's a nature reserve and you aren't allowed to drive scooter here.
The reserve's south parts includes the peaks of Städjan and Nipfjället.
You can see cross-marked trails between Städjan and Nipfjället on the above map and also at the Idre Fjälls skitracks and trailmap. If you want to ski near Städjan you can start from Grängesåsvallen. If you want to go around Nipfjället you can start nearby Nipstugan:
🎿 SKI ALONG CROSS MARKED WINTER TRAILS nearby the mountain Städjan.
Starting point Grängesåsvallen, 32 km southwest of the cabin. Directions: Drive towards Fjätervålen. When you pass Fjätervålens ski resort - drive 10 km and turn right (signposted to Gränjesåsvallen). Drive 7 km. There are signs for parking. Roadmap. If you want to come above the tree limit faster and want to ski towards the beautiful siluett of Städjan with the sun in your face i would recomend you to start at Nipfjället/Nipstugan (se below).
🎿 SKI ALONG CROSS MARKED WINTER TRAILS nearby the mountain Nipfjället.
Startingpoint Nipstugan, at Nipfjällets winter parking, 41 km southwest of the cabin.
Directions: Continue past Städjans car parking about 2.5 km. Turn right towards Nipfjället (signposted). Drive past Gammelsätervallen and further 1,5 km to a parking area where also Nipstugan is placed. During the winter you are not able to drive all the way up to Nipfjällets upper parking (because of the snow). The road ends during the winter at the tree limit. Roadmap.
In the summer you can drive past the Nipstugan on the gravel road all the way to the upper Nipfjällets parking, one of Sweden's highest roads (1003 m.a.s.l.). The summer road to Nipfjällets upper parking is called Trollvägen (Troll road), known as beeing a gravity hill (optical illusion). Read more in the menu's "Summer".
VEDUNGSFJÄLLENS NATURE RESERVE
The beautiful Vedungsfjällens nature reserve lies only 5 km east from the cabin and has peaks around 1100 meters altitude, for example the second highest peak in Dalarna. Länstyrelsens map shows the nature reserve (green marked).
You see trails, cabins and helpphones among other things on the outdoor terrain webmap Fjällkartan.
The cabin in relation to the closest surrounding mountains (the peaks cannot bee seen from the cabin):
- East (5 km from the cabin) you find Fonnfjället 1096 meters above sea level and (9 km) Sömlingshågna 1195 m.a.s.l. - second highest peak in Dalarna (photo). North of this you find Lofsdalen.
- To the south (10 km) is Stor-Uckuvålen 1082 m.a.s.l.
The Vedungsfjällen can during the winter season bee reached from starting point:
Storfjäten (7 km south of the cabin) or Västvallen in Lofsdalen (50 km north east of the cabin). Se info below.
🎿 SKI ALONG CROSS MARKED WINTER TRAILS in Vedungsfjällens west parts.
Startingpoint Storfjäten, 7 km from the cabin. Roadmap.
Road direction to Storfjäten: Drive over the bridge towards Storfjäten 5 km, turn left by the recykling station towards Storfjäten (signposted), drive 2 km over the bridge until the road ends and stop at the turning area. There are not any preparated skitrails from Storfjäten, but the cross-marked winter trail begins here. Up on the fell (fjäll) you can ski freely or follow the marked trails.
A shelter cabin called Kölstugan, lies 9 km northeast from Storfjäten between Fonnfjället and Sömlingshågna.
Maby you choose to ski towards the steap Sömlinghågna. On distance the mountain looks like an upside down boat (photo). There are two shelter cabins at the lake Hågntjärn, 9 km northeast from Storfjäten.
🎿 SKI ALONG CROSS MARKED WINTER TRAILS in Vedungsfjällens east parts.
Starting point Västvallen in Lofsdalen, 50 km from the cabin. Roadmap.
Remember to check trail and weater conditions before you go. Call 0046 (0)72 264 64 00 for more information about trails and tracks. From Lofsdalen there are sometimes, when the weater permits, preparated ski tracks around the peak Sömlingshågna. On the website Lofsdalsspår (in swedish, try google translate) there's information about the trail around Sömlingshågna on the south side. The preparated ski trails from Lofsdalen towards- and around the area of Sömlingshågna are associated with a little fee, paid in Lofsdalens touristshop.
SKI SLOPES and CROSS COUNTRY TRACKS are also offered by Lofsdalen.
Lofsdalen website (english is available)
Lofsdalsspår website (translated by google - not all info is visible in english)
Groups, families, sportive or non-sportive, everyone can find a Husky tour which fits. Contact Ann-Lorr Benat. She has several polar dogs and Adventure Dreams - Dogsledding.
You find Ann and her polar dogs at Idre Fjäll ski resort and at Särna and you are offered activites both summer and winter. You can choose between several dogsledding activities, short or long ones.
”During the nights you could see so many stars.”
RELAX IN THE SAUNA or gather your friends in the livingrooms spacious sofa and enjoy the warmth from the fire place.
GO FOR A MOON LIGHT SKI TRIP just below the cabin. It's flat and easy to ski on. Sometimes, mostly in februari-mars, there's a scooter track there.
THE NIGHT SKY WITH STARS is something special to behold. The place has minimal light pollution, giving a clear visibility into light years of space. Clear autumn evenings, when there's no moonlight, you might bee able to see the Andromeda galaxy (our neighbour galaxy) – which is the most distant objekt that the naked eye can see, 2,5 millions lightyears away.
A warm tip: Lie down under the stars for a moment, contemplate and get fascinated. Look at the sky and persuade your self that you are looking *down* into the sky. Hold on to something on the ground if you need ... and enjoy a moment of existential dizziness!