January 19, 2012

Hammarby Ski Slope Open!

It has been an unusually warm winter with very little snow... but the temperature has dropped low enough that the Hammarby Ski Slope has opened two of their runs with the use of snow cannons.

Photo: Ulf Hinds, Stockholm Visitors Board
Hammarbybacken, in local parlance, is quite a unique ski resort as it is located within a central metropolitan area (near the suburb Hammarby Sjöstad). From the top of the hill you have a view of all of Stockholm! It is quite easy to get to from the Rival Hotel with subway and streetcar (approximately a 25 minute trip)... the slope is only a 10 minute walk from the streetcar stop "Sickla Kaj". The resort has 4 slopes, 2 lifts and a kids area, fun park and restaurant. There is also a ski school and ski rental shop at the resort. They are open, as of now, 7 days a week... though I am a little loathe to say what their opening hours are due to the snow situation. If you are staying at the hotel and are interested, check with me and I can see what their updated opening hours are. Otherwise check with their website. You can also look at their webcam to see what the conditions are.

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