It’s not a hub for skiing and winter sports, but our part of the nation does have a few ski slopes that open when the weather conditions are right. Here is Göteborg Daily’s quick guide to skiing in West Sweden:

NOTE: make sure to check the slopes’ snow status on their websites before you go there.

Alebacken, Ale
Three slopes, the longest is 450m
Café, picnic area and ski hire available
Day pass lift ticket: Adults 180 kr
Youths (aged 8 to 17) 140kr
Kids (aged 7 and under) 60kr
Opening times: Weekly updates available under ”Öppettider” on their website.
Feb 3 to Feb 6: 6pm to 9pm
Feb 7 to Feb 8: 10am to 4pm
Getting there: Located 15 minutes north of Gothenburg by car.

Aktivitetsbacken, Vårgårda
Three slopes, the longest is 450 m, two lifts
BBQ/Picnic area, sledging area, ski lessons and sledge/ski hire available
Day pass lift ticket:
Adults 160kr
Youths (aged 8 to 15) 120 kr
Kids (aged 7 and under) 50kr
CASH ONLY
Opening times:  Weekends 10am to 4pm, Wednesday evenings 6pm to 9pm
Getting there: A 60 minute drive or 40 minute train journey from Gothenburg (weekends)

Brudarebacken, Delsjön Brudaremossen
One slope at 270 m long, two lifts
Café, ski/snowboard lessons and ski hire available
Day pass lift ticket:
Adults 150kr
Youths (aged 6 to 15) 120 kr
Kids (aged 5 and under) 50 kr
Opening times: weekends 11 am to 4pm (Group bookings possible during the week)
Getting there: Public transport to Brudaremossen (Töpelsgatan). Car park about 400 metres from the slope.

Falköping Alpin, Falköping
Four slopes, four lifts and cross country trails
Café, ski lessons and ski hire available
Day pass lift ticket:
Adult (16 +) 200 kr
Youth (aged 8 to 15) 140 kr
Kids (aged 7 and under) Free with helmet
Opening times: Thursday to Sunday 9 am to 4pm. Evenings: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 5pm to 9pm
Getting there: the slopes are located at Gläntanvägen, Mösseberget, which is almost two hours from Gothenburg by car.

Isaberg, Gislaved
Ten slopes, longest slope 1,000 m, eight lifts
Restaurant, BBQ/picnic areas and warming huts, ski lessons and ski hire available
Day pass lift ticket:
Adult (born before 1999) 290kr
Youth (born 2000-2008) 250kr
Kids (born 2009 or later) 100kr
Opening times: Weekdays 9am to 4pm, Thursday and Friday evenings 5:30pm to 9:30pm, Weekends and bank holidays 9am to 5pm
Getting there: Isaberg is located around 1.5 hours by car from Gothenburg (120 km).

Mullsjö Alpin
Seven slopes, five lifts and a sledging slope
Restaurant and café, ski lessons and ski/snowboard hire available
Day pass lift ticket:
Adult 250kr
Youth 200kr
Kids 90kr
Opening times: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 6pm. Wednesday and Friday 9am to 9:30pm. Weekend 9am to 5pm.
Getting there: Located about 1.5 hours from Gothenburg by car. Road 40 to Bottnaryd, then drive towards Mullsjö, signs to the slope from the village Nyhem

Ulricehamn’s Ski Center

Seven slopes longest at 850m, seven lifts
Restaurant, cafes, BBQ/picnic areas, warming hutski lessons and ski/snowboard hire available
Day pass lift ticket:
Adult (15 and over) 300kr
Youth (7 to 14) 265kr
Kids (aged 6 and under) 150kr
Opening times: Weekdays 9am to 4pm. Weekends 10 am to 5pm. Wednesday and Friday evenings 6pm to 9:30pm.
Getting there: The ski centre is located just over an hour’s car ride from Gothenburg (100 km).

Cross country skiing tracks (check snow status at skidspar.se)
Albatross golfbana, Gothenburg
Borås skidstadion
Hindås
Hjälmareds golfbana, Alingsås
Landehof, Landvetter
Mösseberg, Falköping
Partille golfbana, Öjersjö
Skatås, Gothenburg
Tjörns golfbana, Kållekärr