Don’t cancel this year’s skiing holiday to the Alps in favor of this urban ski resort. But if you happen to be in Stockholm and are in the mood for some downhill skiing, Hammarbytoppen could be the place to go.
At 93.5 meters above sea level it’s a hill. Created by thousands of tons of earth debris that had to be moved somewhere when excavating the sites for the iconic sports arena Globen and later from nearby Hammarby in order to build Hammarby Sjöstad.
There are four slopes, offering green, blue, red and black levels of difficulty where the longest one will take you 400 meters from top to bottom. Everyone knows it by the name Hammarbybacken which is also the name promoted by Ski Star, the company that runs the lifts and snow guns. But the official name is Hammarbytoppen. Feeding the wrong name into Google Maps could instead take you to a road with this name, some 1.8 km off target.
Safe skiing, there’s zero chance of an avalanche!