Sunday, August 10, 2008
Ski in central Stockholm
Visitors to Stockholm this winter will be able to enjoy a spot of skiing thanks to the opening of Skistar’s Hammarbybacken skiing complex last season (www.skistar.com). Conveniently located by Hammarby Sjostad station, it’s a case of hopping on a train from the centre of the city and walking to the lifts with your skis under your arm.
Thanks to the new snow-cannon system for the 2008-9 season there will be enough snow to open the slopes as soon as there have been a few days with temperatures five degrees below zero. There are four slopes in the complex named after Skistar’s ski resorts in northern Sweden: Åre, Vemdalen, Trysil and Sälen, and the centre has capacity for 2,400 people per hour on the 750m-long slopes. First-timers can learn in the beginner ski-school and all ski equipment can be hired on site. Skiers and boarders can take a break from the action at ‘Cliff on the Slope’ which serves waffles, simple hot meals, buns and cakes.
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