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Kiruna Ski Resort Guide

Kiruna, Sweden

Rated: 2/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Highest Lift598m
Resort Height442m
 Nearest AirportsKiruna and Harstad/Narvik
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Established as an ore-mining town, Kiruna is actually the world's second biggest city, in terms of area covered. Today a training centre for cross country skiers from all over the world. It was built on a hill because it is not as cold as on the plains below. Skiing operates from 5pm to 9pm weekdays and 11am - 4pm at weekends. The season starts in November.


The Swedish ski resort of Kiruna is at an altitude of 442m.

Kiruna has direct access to 5 marked pistes, served by a total of 3 ski lifts.

Snow cover is generally reliable due to the Scandinavian climate..


Kiruna offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Kiruna offers some good boarding.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Kiruna?

The next notable snow forecast is 6cm, expected on 23 September, with around 14cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Kiruna

Ski Area Stats

Kiruna Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Kiruna Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift598m
Lowest Piste442m
Resort Altitude (Kiruna)442m
Max Vertical156m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Kiruna
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Kiruna?

This ski resort is in Sweden.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Kiruna is Kiruna, 18 minutes drive away.

Harstad/Narvik airport is also within three hours drive.

Kiruna is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The three ski lifts are able to uplift 2,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 3km of ski runs, with 2 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Kiruna open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Kiruna, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Kiruna Tourist Office for the latest.