June 29th - July 3rd, Åre
Holiday Club Åre is the official race hotel for Åre Extreme Weeks. They offer different kinds of accommodations to really good prices to all competitors, partners, families and relatives. Holiday Club Åre is located in the center of Åre and is a perfect and natural starting point for your adventure.
Many of the new races and new activities in the ÅEW schedule is taking place around the hotel during the week. ÅEW is using the hotel as a natural starting point and perfekt Base Camp for Adventures.
Close to the hotel there is a big parking lot.
Click on the link for more information about ÅEW’s affordable accommodation packages that include accommodation, breakfast and entrance to the swimming pool & gym.
Travelling by air is fast and easy.
Fly to Stockholm and then on to Östersund with SAS or BRA. You can also fly directly to Værnes or via Gardermoen and then on to Åre. You can easily get from and to the airport by airport transfer. The distance between Åre and Östersund Airport is about 80 km, and 130 km between Åre and Trondheim Airport Værnes.
Reduce travel time by taking a ferry. Take your car on-board and enjoy the opportunity to stretch your legs.
Hirtshals – Larvik
Hirtshals – Kristiansand
Göteborg – Frederikshavn
Halmstad – Grenaa
Oslo – Frederikshavn
Oslo – Frederikshavn – København
Langesund – Hirtshals
Kristiansand – Hirtshals
Kiel – Oslo
Göteborg – Kiel
Trelleborg – Rostock
Trelleborg – Travemünde
Trelleborg – Rostock
Travemünde – Malmö
Tallink Silja Line
Stockholm – Helsingfors
Kapellskär – Långnäs – Naantali
Karlskrona – Gdynia
Trelleborg – Swinoujscie
Gdansk – Nynäshamn
Swinoujscie – Ystad
Swinouisce – Ystad
Swinouisce – Trelleborg
Tallink Silja Line
Stockholm – Talinn
Paldiski – Kapellskär
Travelling by car makes the trip flexible.
Once you arrive in Åre you can easily park your car and quickly and smoothly travel between your accommodation and the ski areas using the Ski Bus.
Information about parking for cars, motorhomes and buses in our ski areas. Read more.
For those travelling by electric car, all information about charging points and accommodations with charging points can be found here.
-ÅEW have 20 K1 (singel kayaks) kayaks for rental and 22 K2 (double kayaks) for rent. Make your reservation upon registration at RaceID. If not you choose is shown, please contact email@example.com
Double kayaks are available for the Lake TEAM and Lake DUO races. It is possible to make your reservation when signing up for the TEAM or DUO race on RaceID. Singel kayaks at Lake SOLO.
K1 = 750 sek
K2 = 850 sek
-For competitors it is possible to rent surf skis from Nordic Kayaks for all LAKE races. To make your reservation, contact Fredrik Lindström at firstname.lastname@example.org or make your reservation at registration on RaceID.
Nordic Kayaks has 6 Nordic Kayaks Club to rent.
Price: 900 sek / Surfski
-It is also possible to rent single kayaks at Kajaksidan.se to Åre Extreme. To make your reservation or find more information, contact Jörgen Kard at email@example.com
There are several options to rent XC bikes in Åre. Below we have listed some of the best places that will assist you with XC MTB bikes renatls.
For 2022, it will NOT be mandatory to have river certification. However, we strongly advice everyone participating the River class to take a course and know their skills.
This is what ÅEW expected of participants in the RIVER CLASS. The participant must have skills and knowledge of:
This can be proven by any of the following:
Åre Extreme will provide paddling courses “Grön fors” 28-29 June and 29-30 June in the Åre area, which can be booked here.
The temperature in the water varies a lot along the course. Remember that it is primarily melting water and rain water that affect the flow in the rapids. The temperature in the water varies from 6C – 17C degrees depending on the weather in the spring. The air temperature also affects the feeling of the temperature.
There is no mandatory clothing for those who paddle the rapids or those who paddle on the lake. The organization recommends wetsuits or dry suits for those who feel insecure about the choice of clothing.
Gore Tex jacket and trousers are also a good option if you do not have the above equipment.
The organization will paddle through and have a good view of the rapids the weeks before the start. The goal is to always run the rapids for River Klass Solo and Duo as long as the organization can ensure safety during the competition.
Too much water
Too much water means that there is no backwater for the organization’s safety boats or for the participant to seek protection during a possible swim.
At high water levels, many trees are in the water next to the rapids, which means immediate danger. If a participant tips and is pulled towards the trees, drowning is a great risk.
However, the rapids are technically easier to paddle at high water levels but more dangerous.
Too little water
Too little water means an increased risk of breaking your expensive surfskis and get personal injuries. Congestion in the rapids becomes significant as there is only one line at shallow water.
The RIVER class has two mandatory lifts/portages where all participants must carry the kayak past two different rapids that can not be paddled. The lift will be clearly marked with flags. The LAKE classes have NO mandatory kayak lifts.