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Take the train to FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Åre 2019

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The night train to Åre is a comfortable and climate-friendly way to travel to the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Åre 2019 in February. The train station in Åre is located right in the middle of the town, within walking distance to both the Arena and Medal Plaza. A pre-event survey estimated that visitor transport to Åre will count for the majority of the event’s total emissions. Help us reduce the event’s impact by choosing the train.

Arrive by train in central Åre. Photo: Stefan Nilsson
Arrive by train in central Åre. Photo: Stefan Nilsson

Skiers depend on a climate with cold winters to continue to enjoy the joys of the sport. The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has found that even limiting global warming to 1.5°C will already have serious consequences to the environment and our opportunities to continue to practice snow sports, elite and recreational levels alike. One way everyone can help combat climate change is to adjust their travel habits from driving a vehicle that burns fossil fuels to taking the train to the slopes.

With less than two months remaining until the opening ceremony of the Åre 2019 championships, it is high time to plan your trip there. Taking the train to Åre is a comfortable and climate-friendly way to travel. The SJ night train arrives at 8:10 in the center of Åre, leaving ample time for a good breakfast and a few runs on Åreskutan before the competitions start. The National Arena is within an easy walk from the train station. Arriving by car will not get you even close as near because the Park & Ride lots are located outside town. The Park & Ride buses will however be running on fossil-free vegetable oil-based fuel called HVO100, one of the ways that the organizers of Åre 2019 are trying to reduce the footprint of the event, of which 64% has been calculated to be caused by visitor travel to Åre.

- Our goal is to attract 120 000 visitors to Åre to watch and cheer in the Arena and we hope that as many as possible will help us reduce the event’s carbon footprint by travelling here using a sustainable means of travel such as the train, said Niklas Carlsson, CEO of Åre 2019.

SJ provides a 10% discount to those making a sustainable choice by taking the train to Åre 2019. Book your ticket now at www.are2019.com. Several different train operators will be providing connections to Åre from Sundsvall, Östersund or Trondheim as well as most other Swedish and Norwegian cities. Regardless of the operator, you can book your trip and benefit from the discount on www.sj.se.


12 hours at Åre 2019 World Ski Championships

21.12 - Night train leaves Stockholm Central Station

08.10 - Night train arrives at Åre Station

08.15 - Breakfast at Bahnhof Café

09.00 - Skiing on the wonderful slopes of Åre, your ski pass = entry ticket to Åre 2019

12.00 - Skier’s lunch on the slopes

14.15 - 1st run giant slalom

15.30 - A couple more runs before the lifts close

17.45 - 2nd run giant slalom

18.30 - After-Ski in the National Arena

19.50 - Night train leaves Åre Station, dinner onboard

06.33 - Night train arrives at Stockholm Central Station

08.00 - Back in the office

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Arrive by train in central Åre. Photo: Stefan Nilsson
Arrive by train in central Åre. Photo: Stefan Nilsson
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Åre 2019 english
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ABOUT ÅRE 2019

Scheduled from 4-17 February 2019, Åre 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will mark the third time that the second largest winter sport event after the Olympic Winter Games is held in Åre, Sweden. After the 1954 and 2007 editions, Åre 2019 will welcome the world’s top skiers and some 120’000 visitors to an epic celebration of skiing, snow and winter. The 11 medal competitions staged in the unique atmosphere of the leading Scandinavian ski resort will excite millions of global viewers and inspire great numbers to join the sport in active practice.  

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