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Late Easter - a challenge for ski resorts

Published lördag 12 mars 2011 kl 11.45
Still want to go skiing in the end of April? Photo: Lars Pehrsson/Scanpix

Easter falls relatively late this year, which poses a challenge for several of the country's ski resorts, the news agency TT reports. Romme Alpin in Borlänge closes already before, and Skistar, which runs the resorts in Sälen, Åre and Vemdalen offers discounted prices on some accommodation, in an attempt to attract guests also over the Easter holiday.

Easter falls three weeks later this year than it did last year, as the date of the holiday is decided by the cycle of the moon.

Just how long the snow will be on the ground this year, remains to be seen. But at Romme alpin in Borlänge, some 200 kilometres north west of Stockholm, the management is aware that when we reach the end of April, many Swedes may be more interested in biking, playing football outsider and taking that first trip of the season in a boat, rather than go down hill skiing. Therefore the ski slope this year is due to close long before the Easter break, already in the beginning of April. However, with the early snowfall in December, this season has still meant a record number of guests for Romme Alpin, TT reports.

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