Why we like it
- Luxury design lodge surrounded by dramatic mountains in the stunning region of Åre
- Åre is the largest Alpine Ski area of Scandinavia
- Features both outdoor and indoor heated pools
- Sami-inspired spa with thermal hot springs
- Member of the Design Hotels™ group
About Copperhill Mountain Lodge
Located on the top of Mount Förberget is Copperhill Mountain Lodge, Åre's highest hotel, at 730 metres above sea level. Just 220 miles south of the Arctic Circle, the lodge offers unrivalled views of the picturesque Jämtland Mountains and tranquil Lake Åresjön as it gently meanders through the valley.
Designed by award-winning architect Peter Bohlin, the hotel has a strong focus on design. Bohlin, best known for his work on the iconic apple stores, has created modern yet cosy interiors with geometric wooden beams and large stone fireplaces. Natural materials take centre stage, with even the rooms being named after metals: Gold, Brass, Zinc, Silver, Copper and Bronze. Each has a lounge, kitchenette and lavish copper bathrooms, and panoramic views of the mountains or forest can be enjoyed through the large bay windows. Some suites also feature a whirlpool and outdoor terrace.
Rejuvenate at the Sami-inspired spa in one of the hot spring pools or with a traditional lava stone treatment before heading to one of the restaurants for dinner. Niesti offers simple, honest cuisine while Vaajese, Copperhill's newest dining concept, serves a minimum of 6 courses, with each dish designed to tell a tale of Sweden's past. Follow dinner with a warming glass of red beside the fire.
During winter, the snow-covered mountains become one of Scandinavia's most renowned alpine ski resorts. With 114 runs serviced by 42 lifts, keen skiers will be kept happy for days; there is a good variety of terrain to suit all abilities of both skier and snowboarder. Other off-piste activities include paragliding, snowmobiling and ice driving. In summer, the region offer world-class mountain biking, hiking and horse-riding.