Lofsdalens historia


This place has been called Lapsadall, Lovsjungaredalen and finally Lofsdalen. The things we love have many names and, for us, Lofsdalen has always been a small mountain village with an extensive skiing area. Our village, which nestles close to the mountains and offers views of the sparkling lake, has a history stretching back to the 15th century. The first people to live here were attracted by the excellent fishing and good hunting.



Lofsdalen’s beautiful location on the shores of the lake surrounded by high mountains is what brought the first residents here. Most visitors came for the excellent fishing and the good hunting. The Pilgrim trail also passed nearby and many pilgrims were captivated by the wild and beautiful mountain landscape.

In the mid 20th century, tourism began to develop. More and more people discovered the stunning mountain scenery and excellent skiing in Lofsdalen. Initially, ski touring was most popular, but it soon became clear what Hovärken mountain had to offer.


The first lifts in Lofsdalen were simple T-bar lifts. Most of the visitors in the early days enjoyed ski touring in the beautiful natural setting. But Lofsdalen soon became a downhill skiing destination as well.

Significant investments were made and many dreams became a reality. The result was new six-chair lifts and a unique concept that combines an activity centre, cross-country skiing trails and downhill runs, all of which make Lofsdalen an attractive destination for visitors from all over the world.

Our holiday cottages, hotel and youth hostel provide high-quality accommodation and we are constantly investing in our cross-country skiing trails and snowmobile tracks. Lofsdalen is continuing to grow as an all-year-round holiday destination. The excellent downhill runs in our bike park, good fishing, a network of footpaths and the Bear’s Den allow us to offer active summer holidays too.

Traces from the past

Härjedalen has been populated since the inland ice pulled back (5000-7000 B.C). The first humans here were hunters and there are plenty of relics in the region. Along Ljusnan there are hundreds of stone age settlements and if you want to visit relics in Lofsdalen you should check out the pitfalls in Västvallen. 

Härjedalen and Norway as a common history all the way to 1645, which becomes very obvious if you listen to the unique accent spoken here.