The SkiStar group which is Scandinavia’s largest ski resort operator, working the area’s hottest resort Åre, in addition to different well-known centres like Hemsedal and Trysil in Norway and Sälen and Vemdalen is Sweden, has began its 22-23 ski season already in September.
They’ve carried out it by making a year-round ski slope at their ‘urban’ ski resort of Hammarbybacken in Swedish capital Stockholm.
The group has achieved this by investing in an all-weather dry slope from Italian specialists Neveplast, the corporate accountable for lots of the world’s most fascinating dry slope tasks, together with the well-known slope wrapping round an enormous green-energy energy plant in Copenhagen (under).
Skistar say the brand new slope, one of many world’s largest of its sort, at Stockholm Hammarbybacken, is a vital milestone of their transfer in the direction of year-round actions.
The primary slope is sort of 500 metres lengthy with a floor space of 9,000 m2 and there’s additionally a summer time model of the SkiStar Snow Park with various options like rails and packing containers designed by SkiStar’s new ambassador, freeskier and Olympic medallist Jesper Tjäder. A separate newbie’s space might be reached simply by conveyor carry.
First to check out the slope on the launch was none aside from World Cup skier Kristoffer Jakobsen, pictured under, who commented,
“I believe it’s a fantastic concept and can assist snowboarding proceed to develop. It’s additionally nice to have the ability to do it within the capital. It was actually thrilling and funky to be the primary out on the slope on a day like this.”
Neveplast and SkIStar each have very excessive environmental targets so Neveplast labored to create a good ‘greener’ model of their floor by utilizing a better proportion of recycled plastics in it, whereas the slope materials itself can be designed in order that it itself might be recycled on the finish of its life.
“Our distinctive SummerSki enterprise in Sweden is lastly up and working. It’s unbelievable to have the ability to provide all Stockholmers and guests the chance to go snowboarding, even exterior the winter months, and to find the enjoyment of snowboarding all yr spherical. This enterprise strikes us nearer to our sustainability aim of encouraging much more individuals to take up train and change into extra lively to enhance their well being and well-being; the brand new Stockholm Hammarbybacken centre is a vital a part of this,” says Stefan Sjöstrand, CEO and Group Supervisor of SkiStar AB.
Apart from year-round snowboarding (the slope can nonetheless be used when snow lined in winter), the world has a brand new SkiStar Climbing Park, Mountain Coaster and Mountain Tube, which opened earlier in the summertime and have attracted plenty of guests.
SummerSki at SkiStar Hammarbybacken in Stockholm is open from 2 pm to eight pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2 pm to six pm on Fridays and 10 am to six pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Skiersand boarders want to purchase a SkiPass from skistar.com or the SkiStar app earlier than they’ll ski or board. Different actions will even keep open from Thursdays to Sundays in the course of the autumn and the autumn break.