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Riksgränsen, Sweden

Freeskiing’s Arctic Pilgrimage: Riksgränsen, Sweden

Words: Leslie Anthony.


In the near darkness of a twilight blizzard there’s no mistaking the lights of Riksgränsen.

It’s a long drive through northern Sweden, a dozen hours of rocks, trees and the occasional frightened reindeer. Only the intermittent ski hills erupting from an otherwise ice-flattened landscape have kept us alert, signaling towns and their attendant fuel, food, coffee and toilets. With Riksgränsen, a fabled resort high above the Arctic Circle, it means real mountains and our middle-of-nowhere destination shared with Norway…


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