4. It isn’t as expensive as you’d expect
There’s no getting around the fact that eating and drinking out in Nordic countries can be expensive, but most of the accommodation in Vemdalen is self-catering and there’s a decent sized supermarket within a five minute walk of the apartments. There are plenty of decently priced cafes and fast food restaurants too. We paid around £10 per head in Vemdalen’s most popular pizzeria restaurant and meal deals in the local Sibylla were probably better value than most international fast food chains and also includes more traditional fare, such as Swedish meatballs with mash and lingonberries. It’s a great spot for a coffee too, with good quality coffee costing much less than a Costa machine in the UK.
Lift passes are cheaper than most alpine resorts and at the time of writing two for one ski passes were being offered for adults. Even private lessons only start at around £60 and are a lot cheaper than private lessons at indoor slopes in the UK.
Getting to Vemdalen
We booked with Crystal Ski who are part of the TUI Group and who just won Best Ski & Winter Sports Holiday Company at the British Travel Awards for the ninth time. At the time of writing Crystal were offering trips from London Gatwick with two for one lift passes.