Skiing is also a wonderful way of experiencing winter and nature!  There are several different cross-country trails at Vreta Ski Center, which lies approximately a 20-minute drive north of central Linköping. Ski rentals are available at Vreta, remember to pre-book your ski equipment before 6 pm the day before. 

For downhill skiing in the area, it´s best to head down to Tolvmannabacken in Kisa, 50 kms south of Linköping. Services at Tolvmannabacken also include ski rental, ski lessons and restaurant.