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About Branäs

In the early 1960s, the ideas were raised on a ski slope in Branäs. The then Finnskoga-Dalby municipality received a promise from Prime Minister Tage Erlander of one million kronor in support. This provided that some enterprising person would take care of the project. At that time, however, there was no one who was willing to be responsible for the construction of a ski slope in Branäs.

It was not until the mid-1980s that the project got a real boost. LO-Värmland took on the Branäs project, and together with HSB Värmland and the County Council in Värmland, the financing was successful. In July 1987, it was announced that the Branäs project would receive state support. In 1988, the shovel was put in the ground and the inauguration of the facility was made by King Carl XVI Gustaf in December of the same year.

Just over SEK 500 million was invested during the first years, after which it became more difficult as costs dragged on and bankruptcy was imminent. In 1992, an agreement was made with the creditors and the debts were written down by 75 %. HSB Sweden took over the facility and operated it until 1999. After that, the current owners took over Branäs Fritidscenter AB and since 2004 also belong to Kungsberget's ski resort in the Branäs Group. The Group also includes Vallåsen's ski resort, Vallåsen Bike Park and Ulricehamn Ski Center.

Branäs are thirteen-time winners of the Big Children's Holiday Award and in 2021 we were named Ski Resort of the Year by SLAO. An award that you can read more about here.

Cold facts about Branäs

Season 2021-22

December 17 - April 18

Number of slopes / slopes


Fall height

415 m

Number of lifts

26 lifts including gondola lift and 2 express lifts

Longest ride

3 kilometers in one go

Cross-country trails

28 kilometers in total

Ski school and ski rental


Local life


Children's area

3 pieces

Skicross track


Snowpark, funpark and big air bag:

Every day until 19:00

Evening skiing:

Every day until 19:00