• Photographer: Jonas Carlson Almqvist
  • Photography date: May 10, 2008
  • Categories: ski resort,
  • Country:: Sweden
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Sälen is a village of Malung-Sälen Municipality in Dalarna in western Sweden. The population is around 500. In the winter tens of thousands of tourists enter the area. Sälen is noted for hosting the start of Vasaloppet, the oldest (since 1922), longest (90 km), and largest cross country ski race in the world (over 15 000 participants in the main race only). It is also known for its many alpine ski resorts. Today Sälen has seven ski resorts. The oldest resort in Sälen is Högfjällshotellet which was built in 1937 and still is a good place for recreation, cross country skiing and downhill skiing