Skiing in Riksgränsen

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Riksgränsen community was decimated by the overwhelming levels of snow. In those days, everyday life was simply impossible when multiple meters of snow were constantly in the way, they lacked adequate tools to deal with the enormous snowfall. Today, this ample precipitation is instead our hallmark and attracts skiers from all over the world. On a good day, there is no ski resort in Sweden that can match skiing in Riksgränsen. Much of the well renowned skiing here features our incredible off-piste terrain, but this is far from everything which is worthwhile. There are plenty of gentle slopes winding through nature that our perfect for all levels of skiers. Alongside established trails within the resort, there are countless easily accessible off-piste runs that create an environment of simply fun skiing. At the same time, there are many challenges for the more advanced skier, such as “Uffe’s wall”, “Rimfors” and of course Nordalsfjäll where the championship (NM) in extreme skiing is held in May every year.

About our pistes and lifts

Choose from 15 slopes that range from green to black or find your own way in one of the numerous off-piste trails. Whatever you feel like, you’ll find it in connection with our over 5200 meters long lift system.

Do you want to know the current snow conditions? Or which lifts and slopes that are open? Then you should read today’s snow report updated daily by our ski patrol.

Snow Report and Piste Map

Lift Length Vertical drop
Katterjåkkliften 1100 m 156 m
Nordalsliften 1350 m 300 m
Solliften 520 m 90 m
Vinkelliften 870 m 200 m
Bottom chair lift 770 m 265 m
Top chair lift 600 m 165 m

Ski under the midnight sun

Do you want to experience a midsummer like no other? In Riksgränsen, we celebrate midsummer traditionally with skiing. Of course, there will be dancing around the maypole, herring, and potatoes, but it is the skiing under the midnight sun that we look forward to the most.

Come and celebrate an unforgettable midsummer with us!

Read more

Piste map

Here you will find our piste map with 15 slopes ranging from green to black. Additionally, there are plenty of off-piste trails to choose from.

Are you new to off-piste or looking for off-piste guiding?
Why not join one of our guides who will show you the best runs for the day? Read more here.

See piste map

Open hours

Nedre stolsliften
Day Day time Night time
Thursday 20/6 13:00-17:00 22:00-00:30
Friday 21/6 10:00-15:00 22:00-00:30
Saturday 22/6 10:00-15:00 22.00-00.30
Sunday 23/6 10:00-15:00 Closed
Övre stolsliften
Day Day time Night time
Thursday 20/6 13:00-17:00 22:00-00:15
Friday 21/6 10:00-15:00 22:00-00:15
Saturday 22/6 10:00-15:00 22.00-00.15
Sunday 23/6 10:00-15:00 Closed


In the area around Björkliden and Riksgränsen, according to Freeride’s readers’ poll in 2023, you’ll find Sweden’s best backcountry area. Here you’ll discover classics like Vassitjåkka and Låktatjåkka. If you’re new to backcountry skiing, you can always join a guided tour with our skilled guides who will help you get started. You can also choose to hire a private guide.

Here’s what Freeride had to say about the first place in 2023:

“For the fifth year in a row, the Riksgränsen-Björkliden-Abisko area clinches the top spot in the poll for Sweden’s best backcountry area. Anyone who has ever visited the area knows why – endless days and midnight sun combined with vast areas and untouched nature. We congratulate this fantastic area, once again securing a relatively dominant victory in this year’s poll.”

Read the full article here (in Swedish).

Ski touring full day

Improve your skiing

With one of our skilled ski instructors, we recommend treating yourself to an opportunity to improve your skiing. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, there’s always room for development.

If you’re interested in ski school for your children, check out the Children’s Ski School in Björkliden.

Private ski lesson


We have worked on maintenance and repairs for all 11 lifts in Riksgränsen and Björkliden. Our old workhorses have been significantly upgraded with new technology to enhance efficiency and reliability in our ski systems.


  • The angle lift has received a new drive system, increasing accessibility, reliability, and flexibility in operation. The most noticeable differences are the capacity in number of passengers per hour and the speed.


  • The Rakkas lift has also been upgraded with a new drive system, enhancing accessibility, reliability, and flexibility in the lift. The most significant difference here is a considerably “smoother” start and stop. A new snow groomer (Pisten Billy 600) compliant with EU environmental requirements Stage V for emission control.


  • A new catski/snowcat replacing our old workhorse, which unfortunately retired last winter.