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Östersund and Sweden


The city

Östersund is the largest city in the Swedish county of Jämtland, with approximately 60,000 residents.  With 89 kilometers of cycling paths, 119 km of groomed cross-country ski trails, and an average snow depth of 50 cm in February each year, it is also known as Sweden’s “Winter City” and is internationally regarded as a wintersport playground. Over the past ?ve 
years Östersund has hosted a number of international cross-country skiing and biathlon events, including the biathlon world championships in 2008. The national winter sports research center is also located in Östersund on the university campus close to the vast ski trail network.  During the month of March each year, the city hosts a three week-long winter festival including 20 km of natural ice-skating, sporting, food and cultural events, as well as the city’s Winter Park along the frozen shores of Storsjö - only 100 meters from the town center. One hour away lie the world-class downhill ski slopes of Åre, which hosted the world alpine skiing championships in 2007.

 

Extra-curricular and leisure activities

Östersund provides a wealth of opportunities for winter enjoyment, and these 
should not be forgotten despite the competition being the main event.  An 
extracurricular activity information package will be provided for all competitors and administration if they should decide to explore some of what Jämtland and Sweden has to offer. Booking and travel arrangements will be simpli?ed and available at reduced rates, including alpine skiing, dogsledding, historical and geographical experiences, wilderness and mountain hut tours, and various nightlife activities.
 
Uppdaterad: 2016-06-07 17:50
Skribent: Mattias Sjöberg

Contact information

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Postadress:
Svenska Triathlonförbundet
Nedre Kaserngården 5
415 28 Göteborg

Besöksadress:
Nedre Kaserngården 5
415 28 Göteborg

Kontakt:
Tel: 031-726 61 86
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