In the winter it is also very beautiful at Sun Dance Ranch. Sometimes it can freeze down to -30 degrees. But overall it’s not that cold (-10/-20). It’s often sunny and not so much wind here so it doesn’t feel very cold. Especially if you are active you’re not cold so quickly. There are plenty of activities to do and the Swedish winter landscape is amazingly beautiful.
Keep in mind that during the shortest days of winter (around December 21st) it’s getting light around 9 am and at 3 pm it’s already getting dark. On the other side, in the summer (around June 21st) it is not dark at all during the day or night.
Generally there is snow from mid/end of December and it’s beginning to melt around early/mid March.
But you know; nothing is as changeable as the weather. We don’t dare to give snow guarantee.
In the winter we have plenty of own activities such as horseback riding, riding lessons, or snowboarding behind the horse. But with our colleagues it is the place to be for a snowmobile safari or a husky sledge ride (www.highyard.nl). It is also possible to go downhill skiing, cross-country skiing or ice skating in Ekshärad, often also in the evening.
Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and ice skating
In the winter you can ski in the centre of Ekshärad on and around the ski mountain (directly behind supermarket ICA). The ski mountain has one ski lift and 2-3 descents. There is a 5 km long lit cross-country ski run and the ice skating spot is even free of access. On several evenings in the week you can do all these 3 activities. If you want a larger ski area then Branäs (www.branas.se) or Hovfjället (hovfjallet.se) is another alternative.
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