What is a mountain station?
A mountain station is a marvellous mix of a mountain hotel, hostel and bed and breakfast. What all of our mountain stations have in common is that they occupy unique sites in our beautiful mountains, often in the vicinity of nature reserves and national parks. They are all located at the start or along the route of walking or skiing trails. This makes a mountain station the natural base for your mountain experience, or the starting point for a mountain trip in winter or summer.
Accommodation and service
Mountain stations offer many types of accommodation, everything from simple rooms with bunk beds to rooms of hotel standard with en suite facilities. The standard of the rooms differs from one mountain station to the next. Most facilities have rooms for visitors with dogs, and you should check this when booking.
The personnel in the reception and our sports personnel can provide ideas and guidance for day trips from the station. The common room is for relaxing in front of the fire, reading, meeting people and discussing tomorrow’s trip. And all mountain stations have a sauna for relaxing after the day’s activities.
Cooking and eating
All mountain stations have self-catering facilities for those who want to cook. In addition, all mountain stations have a fully licensed restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks during the day. The exception is the Sylarna mountain station in Jämtland, which only offers breakfast and a café service during the day. The station sells a food package with the raw materials required to cook your own dinner.
All mountain stations have a small or large shop where you can buy food, sports equipment and souvenirs, etc. The range of goods differs from one facility to the next.
Large mountain stations have sports equipment, wet-weather clothing, rucksacks, tents, skis, safety equipment, etc. available for hire. Many facilities offer guided tours and other activities for which guests can register. More information, including booking details, is available on the website of each mountain station.
Seasons, prices and opening hours
The winter season runs from the end of February to the end of April or beginning of May. The summer season runs from Midsummer’s Day until the middle or end of September. The opening hours of mountain stations may differ from one region to the next. Some stations are open also during the New Year period, and others are open all year round. We recommend that you book in advance.
The prices depend on the mountain station and the season. Members of STF always pay the lowest price, as you can see on the current price list. At several mountain stations, STF members receive a discount on some meals, some products in the shop, and the hire of some sports equipment. People who use the facilities only during the day, and those who camp at the cabin, are charged a service fee. The STF group card for hostels is not valid at STF mountain facilities.