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Scandinavia’s newest chairlift to open in December

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Swedish ski travel operator SkiStar has announced that Scandinavia’s newest chairlift will open at the resort of Sälen in Sweden on 14 December.

Scandinavia’s newest chairlift to open in December

Hundfjället-Sälen's West Express lift will feature 8 heated seats and weather protection.

The addition of the chairlift is one part of a modernisation programme by SkiStar that aims to make Sälen international-standard.

The company is hoping that a new international airport in the region will boost foreign visitor numbers. Following its expected opening in December 2019, the Scandinavian Mountains Airport will be 10 minutes away from Hundfjället – part of the wider Sälen ski area – and 40 minutes from Trysil, Norway’s largest ski resort and also owned by SkiStar.

Linda Morell, Head of Public Relations at SkiStar, said: “It will be very exciting to take the skiing in the Hundfjället-Sälen area to the next level. One important step is the new express chairlift and the modernisation of the ski area, which is happening now, in time for this winter. The next step is the new international airport just 10 minutes from Hundfjället and 40 minutes from Trysil, which will make visiting easier for British guests. With improved pistes, a modern express lift and the new SkiStar Lodge Hundfjället, Sälen will attain a very high international standard and become quite unique, with an international airport in its direct vicinity only a ski turn from the slopes.”

Image credit: SkiStar

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