Sälen

Saturday 2009-03-07
 

HelloWe are now back from a week of skiing in Sälen. We rented a small log house for a week together with our friends. This was the fourth year for Anna and Oscar to go skiing and now they are going down even red slopes. 

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Some facts about Sälen:
Sälen is a village of Malung-Sälen Municipality in Dalarna in western Sweden. The population is around 500, but every winter tens of thousands of tourists enter the area. Sälen is noted for hosting the start of Vasaloppet, the oldest (since 1922), longest (90 km), and largest cross country ski race in the world (over 15 000 participants in the main race only). It is also known for its many alpine ski resorts. Today Sälen has seven ski resorts. The oldest resort in Sälen is Högfjällshotellet which was built in 1937 and still is a good place for recreation, cross country skiing and downhill skiing. Newer resorts with steeper mountains are Hundfjället and Granfjället. Other resorts are Stöten, Lindvallen, Näsfjället, Tandådalen and Kläppen.

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