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MAGAZINE

WINTER IN SÄLEN 2017/2018

GONDOLA SUCCESS CONTINUES

NEW!

Persgården – new waffle house

New accommodation in Kläppbacken and Gullbrändan SWEDEN’S BEST SNOW GUARANTEE! NOW ON THE CROSS-COUNTRY TRACKS AS WELL


HOW DO YOU TOP A SUCCESSFUL WINTER? Kläppen saw its best season ever last year. We’ve never had so many

our younger guests, and this year they have their very own après ski

visitors. And when 99 per cent of our guests say in our guest survey

with the troll who you’ll be meeting a little more closely.

that they’d recommend Kläppen to their friends, this really gives us

  This year, it’s our great pleasure to present Persgården to you. This

a warm feeling deep down inside. It means we’re thinking along the

beautiful timber building next to the children’s area serves fresh waf-

right lines. We’re continuing to be guided by our passion for skiing,

fles and coffee in rustic Dalarna surroundings.

something that all of us working at Kläppen share. We’re continuing

  We consider last year’s successful winter to be a challenge, and we’re

to develop the things we enjoy ourselves, as families with children.

doing our very best to surpass it. We look forward to welcoming you this

­Enjoying a holiday at Kläppen should be simple and fun.

winter.

  We’re really pleased that so many people want to visit us. This year, we’ve expanded our accommodation to add a further 400 beds – and

A warm welcome is extended to one and all!

more are planned for future seasons. We’ll be continuing to focus on

Gustav and the entire Eriksson family and staff

PUBLISHER Gustav Eriksson, Kläppen KLÄPPEN MAGAZINE IS ISSUED BY Kläppen Ski Resort, 780 67 Sälen, Sweden phone +46 (0)280 962 00

PRODUCTION Confetti, Borlänge PRINTING Forssa Print

PHOTOGRAPHERS Daniel Bernstål, Daniel Rönnbäck, Hans Johansson, Anders Erkgärds, Mattias Klockar, Adam Klingeteg, Johan Larsson, Magnus Noppa, Per Sandberg, Lowe Hulterström, Rikard Landrin, Håkan Olsén, Joakim Agartson, Pontus Altin, Most Photos, Shutterstock.

ILLUSTRATORS Confetti, Henrik Reintz Niklas Sjögren COVER PICTURE Photo: Daniel Bernstål Skier: Elin Westerlund


Welcome to a new winter at Kläppen!

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NO MUM AND DAD AROUND? GREAT SOMETIMES! MEET THE ERIKSSON FAMILY

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THE WORLD’S BEST KLÄPPEN SNOW

GONDOLA SUCCESS CONTINUES

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TROLLE & TROLLA’S SNOW REALM

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CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING AS EARLY AS NOVEMBER

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NEWS

2017/2018 SEASON

Welcome to Våffelstugan New lighting on the mountain This winter will be trying out some new lighting on the pistes on the mountain – new, modern LED lighting that’s brighter and uses less energy.

Head over to Persgården for some fresh waffles and coffee in rustic Dalarna surroundings. Persgården is next to the children’s area and is a long-awaited addition. Find out more on page 76.

NEW ACCOMMODATION IN GULLBRÄNDAN AND ÖVRE KLÄPPBACKEN

Trolle & Trolla’s après ski

Lots of new accommodation has been built at Kläppen in time for this season – in Gullbrändan at the heart of the resort and the new area of Övre Kläppbacken. We have more than 400 new beds in total.

Sing and dance with Trolle and Trolla on the new troll stage in the children’s area, 3pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

KLÄPPEN CLOSE UP Artist Nights at Toppstugan Toppstugan’s popular Artist Nights will be continuing this season. Artists and show dates can be found at klappen.se/artistkvallar 4 KLÄPPEN MAGAZINE

You can now fly over the fantastic Kläppenberg and zoom in on everything – pistes, cabins and restaurants – to the extent that you can even view the insides. So why not start planning your trip from the comfort of your own sofa by taking a relaxed flight over your favourite slopes? See you at klappen.se/360


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This is Kläppen Kläppen is one of the southernmost ski resorts in the mountains, and the first one you’ll arrive at in the Sälen mountains. We want to make life easy for you while you’re here so that you can enjoy your holiday, so you can collect the key to your cabin from our key station near your cabin. If you like, your breakfast will be in the fridge and your skis will be by the door. If you’ve also pre-booked the ski school and your ski pass, you can start enjoying your stay straight away.

FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND KLÄPPEN IS EASY Almost all our cabins have ski in-ski out locations, with smart ski paths that cut the distance to the skiing and Tranantorget, where you’ll find the ski school, the children’s area, restaurants and our ski shop. If you carry on a short way past that, you’ll arrive at the Welcome Centre with its reception desk, Brasserie Karelius and the huge ski shop where you can hire skis. There are cross-country tracks, a grocery store and a great campsite nearby.

SKIING IN FOUR DIRECTIONS Kläppen is more of a hill than a mountain, so we’ve had the opportunity to plan every piste to give you the perfect skiing experience. Best of all, everyone can ski from the summit no matter how inexperienced they are, because we have both simple and advanced pistes to offer. Last year we doubled the size of our children’s area, and this year our cosy waffle house is open for business.

SKIING IS KEY

We’ve made the most of the countryside here and created skiing that we enjoy ourselves. Kläppen is the only resort in Sälen to offer skiing in all four directions. You can always enjoy the sun on one side, and the forest provides shelter from the wind and icy summits. The snow is so fantastic that it’s been given its very own name – Kläppen snow! Our state-of-the-art snow cannon system quickly produces large volumes of snow, enabling us to open many slopes early on in the season.

CREATED BY A SKIING FAMILY, FOR SKIING FAMILIES It’s clear from both the service and the activities on offer that the resort has been created by a family that loves skiing. We get top marks for both guest satisfaction and staff satisfaction in the surveys, and this gives us the impetus to want to go on developing the resort.

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FACTS KLÄPPEN SKI RESORT nn Privately owned and family run ski resort. nn About 5,200 beds. nn Advanced snow cannon system with a capacity

of 60 cubic metres of snow per minute. nn 37 pistes. nn21 lifts, including a chair lift and Sälen’s only

gondola lift. nn 660 metres above sea level. nn Lämmeltåget is Sälen’s longest slope

(3 kilometres) nn 5 cross-country tracks offering a total track

length of 39 kilometres.

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What a lift! Gondola success continues

FACTS GONDOL SÄLEN Gondol Sälen is the first gondola lift in the Sälen mountains and is one of the most modern in the world. BUILT TO WITHSTAND HARSH WEATHER

The gondolas withstand harsh weather. Airborne lifts have to be closed for safety reasons in high winds. Depending on the direction of the wind, most airborne lifts close at wind speeds of 16 metres per second. Gondol Sälen as an automated wind alarm system and is able to handle no less than 18 metres per second. It also copes extremely well with freezing conditions. The electrically heated seats keep the guests warm. Because you get warm on the way up, you can ski at colder temperatures without freezing. Not a bad thing during sudden cold spells in December and January.

slow down at the stations to give everyone time to get on and off. Boarding and alighting are of course supervised by staff just in case anything should happen.   If you’re afraid of heights, our advice is to give it a try. You can start by riding between the Welcome Centre and Tranantorget. Many people feel safer sitting “indoors” with a floor beneath their feet and don’t get dizzy. CAPACITY – 2,400 PEOPLE AN HOUR

The gondola lift has high capacity and is able to transport 2,400 people an hour with its 47 gondolas. Every gondola accommodates 10 people, so there are no long queues for the lift in the Kläppen ski system.

OUTSTANDING SAFETY

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The gondolas offer outstanding safety. Children of all ages can use them without being accompanied by an adult. It’s impossible to fall out of the windows or doors when the gondolas are in the air. They

We plan for the gondola lift to be open all year round to let guests enjoy the views in summertime as well. Plans are afoot to start activities at the summit to attract people to Kläppen more often.

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More people than ever visited Kläppen last year, and many of them had heard about the gondola and wanted to give it a try. “What a lift!” was their considered summary. And of course, we agree entirely. Although the resort was full throughout last season, there were no queues to be seen. The 47 gondolas did their job and transported ski school students, pushchairs, cross-country skiers, snowboarders and alpine skiers. Suddenly everyone wanted snacks and drinks at Toppstugan and to enjoy the views from the gondola itself on its way up the mountain, the new platform at the summit and from Toppstugan itself (with a steaming hot chocolate in their hands). Getting up to the summit has become an experience in itself. HOW DO YOU TRAVEL ON THE GONDOLA?

It’s easy. You decide whether you want to get on at the Welcome Centre or Tranantorget. You hold your skis in your hand, and when the gondola arrives you place your skis or board in the rack on the outside and climb aboard while the gondola moves gently and slowly the whole time. This gives you plenty of time to board, and there are no stoppages or waiting times. Our team can help you out if necessary. Each gondola carries 10 people, and the seats are heated. Perfect rest and relaxation for tired legs, and you have the opportunity for a good chat and forging new friendships. The entire journey takes eight minutes from bottom to top, and five minutes from the intermediate station to the summit. At the summit, you get out of the gondola at your own pace and remove your equipment from the rack.

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There’s a huge bang when Vera (aged 9) and Tea (aged 15) fling the outside door open. Before they head off once more, they hear their mum calling them to tell them to wear their warm mittens because it’s absolutely freezing out there – oh, and not to forget their mobiles. The cold causes their breath to condense in the air, and Vera blows out pretend smoke as they quickly put on their skis and head for the lift. It’s the first day of their holidays, and they’ve spent a few weeks looking forward to snow and skiing. When they jump off the lift, Tea sees her sister straightening her specs and heading off towards the Junior Park. Tea takes her time, she’s planning on trying Harlyckan and they’ve agreed to meet up at Tranantorget. When she arrives, she doesn’t see Vera so she takes the opportunity to head for the shop and do a bit of browsing. She’s actually promised to do this with her mum anyway, but it can’t hurt to take a sneak peek. Five minutes later, she’s decided to see if she can persuade her mum to buy her some flowery pink longjohns. Through the window, she sees Vera peering across the hill and rushes out of the shop. Vera glares crossly at her – after all, she’d promised they’d head for the gondola. 15 minutes later, they’re floating over Kläppenberget. It’s lovely to warm up for a while, and they agree to ski to the west side. They look at their watches and decide to make time to head over to the big park to watch people jumping. “We’ll get the best view if we take the chairlift,” says Tea, working out that this will give them just enough time before they have to meet mum and dad at the summit. KLÄPPEN MAGAZINE 13


They have absolutely no idea what their parents are thinking – starting off with drinks before going anywhere near the slopes? BEING A KID IS EASY AT KLÄPPEN

Tranantorget is the perfect place for all the family to meet.

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Gondol Sälen makes it easy to get all the way up to the summit, even for children. And it’s exciting as well. There’s no age limit, it can be used by children of all ages. And when their tummies start to growl, they don’t have far to go to get back to their cabins or any of the cafés or restaurants for waffles and cream with their families. At Kläppen lots of children go skiing on their own, because after all – your favourite slope is your favourite slope, isn’t it? Or maybe more than one favourite. What’s more, parents take absolutely ages to get ready in the mornings and they need so many more breaks when you could just spend the time on the slopes instead. FAMILY ABOVE ALL

And not only our younger guests use the slopes. At 2pm, when the school bus arrives, lots of the children from the Sälen mountains spend a couple of hours on the slopes before heading off for homework and other activities. That’s because Kläppen is ideal for children. It’s easy to find, and most slopes lead to Tranantorget, which is a perfect place for all the family to meet up. And it’s particularly brilliant for people with younger brothers and sisters, because Tranantorget is also home to the children’s area, with its playground, sledge slope, ski school and children’s slopes. You can park your mum and dad there and do all the skiing you like, all the way up to the summit.


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The world’s best Kläppen snow!

All that beautiful snow that makes your skis glide perfectly – just how is it made? Kläppen knows how.

FACTS HOW KLÄPPEN SNOW IS MADE Snow is made from water and air. Water is pumped out at a certain pressure and then mixed with air. To create that special Kläppen snow, a precise amount of water from our own spring is mixed with a precise amount of air.

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And at Kläppen, we love snow. We’ve devised a recipe that ensures our snow cannons pump out a realistic kind of snow that’s ideal for skiing. Kläppen snow is based on dry cannon snow, which results in large snow crystals and lots of volume. The secret is to mix exactly the right amount of air and water when laying down the snow. When the temperature is right, the mixture is spread at high pressure across the mountainside. DURABLE SNOW

There’s natural snow, cannon snow and Kläppen snow. If you make a snow lantern from natural snow, it melts really quickly when the thaw begins. Kläppen snow is more durable, and snowballs become compact more quickly when you make them. This durable snow allows us to offer skiing until well into the spring. Kläppen snow can be laid down early in the season – all we need are freezing temperatures. And when the soft, white Kläppen snow is on the ground, it’s able to withstand both milder weather and windy conditions considerably more effectively than natural snow. So we have white slopes with plenty of snow, even if there’s not much of it elsewhere. POWERFUL CANNONS

At Kläppen, the snow is at least half a metre deep on most of the slopes. We also have some of the world’s top cannons here, producing 600 litres of snow a minute. We not only fill the slopes with Kläppen snow, we give plenty to the cross-country tracks as well so that enthusiasts can get going as early as possible. The fact is, Kläppen snow is so popular that we’ve actually helped the Vasalopp ski race to guarantee it can take place. KLÄPPEN MAGAZINE 17


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FACTS GROOMERS Groomers weigh between 5 and 12 tonnes. At the very front is a dozer blade that collects up the snow and spreads it out. The cutter at the back of the machine breaks up densely packed snow and blocks of ice. It also has a pressure mat to create the perfect snow surface.

The groomer operators are the heroes of Kläppen. While you’re asleep, they create the soft, grooved base that works miracles on the slopes. They start work as soon as all our skiing guests have packed up for the day. Our groomer operators then inspect the slopes and decide how to go about grooming them overnight to create that beautiful Manchester pattern in the snow that you find in the morning. The grooved surface makes the base more durable and keeps the snow in good condition for freshly prepared skis and wonderful turns. All our operators are skiers and snowboarders themselves, and they know exactly what’s needed to create the best conditions for our guests. They spend a total of 35 hours a day between them, working up and down the pistes. In all weathers. The slopes are dark, and the lights from the groomers light up the night. Some of our slopes are really steep and require focus and a great deal of concentration. There’s a GPS system in the cab alongside the driver, measuring snow depth in real time. This allows perfect amounts of snow to be placed in the right locations. Groomer operators also know how to shape perfect jumps and soft landings. Thanks to them, you can wake up to a brilliant day of skiing with the best snow.

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Sweden’s best

snow guarantee

The weather gods seem to like Kläppen, and they’ve given us plenty of snow for many years. Not only does the cold weather come early, our geographical location also makes the snow very durable. Our investment in a state-of-the-art snow cannon system means we can promise wonderful skiing from day one of the season. Our snow guarantee is one of the best in Sweden and covers 14 slopes from the start of the season on 8 December until closing day on 8 April. This year, we’re also offering a snow guarantee for cross-country skiing from 24 November. THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO OUR SNOW GUARANTEE, SEASON 2017/2018

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three or more private lessons for the PRIVATE Book same person(s) and get a discount. 10%, 4 lessons 15%, LESSONS 35+lessons lessons 20%.

Book your own

SKI INSTRUCTOR! A private lesson focuses on you and your progress. You can customise your lesson together with your instructor based on your needs and ambitions. We offer private lessons for all ages, from beginner’s level right up to the most advanced snowboarding and alpine skiing. You choose the number of lessons and their duration. Lessons vary from 60 minutes to a season-long plan. Book your courses at reception at Tranantorget or at the Welcome Centre, or phone 0280 962 00.


Weddings on skis Snowy trees, a dreamy mist and a ceremony with their skis on. Johanna and Henrik Fridell got married at the top of the mountain at Kläppen. “It was absolutely magical, even better than I’d imagined,” says Johanna.

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They’d been engaged for almost a decade and were considering getting married on a beach in Thailand, or maybe in a beautiful Swedish church. But then they visited Toppstugan in Kläppen with their two children, and as they sat drinking coffee and admiring the view across the valley, the choice was obvious. Johanna, Henrik and their children had spent lots of snowy weeks skiing here in Kläppen – and this was where they wanted to get married. “Kläppen is a bit like our second home. We all love skiing, and we spend several weeks a year here,” explains Johanna. So one Thursday in early February 2017, five wedding guests from all over Sweden headed over here with their luggage and their skis and checked into Kläppen’s little holiday village. Some of the older guests were a little dubious when they found out it was going to be a mountain wedding. What were they supposed to wear, ski outfits? “Some people stick with the old traditions, but they don’t really know why. We decided to do things our way.” GUESTS GOT TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER

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skis early in the morning. The snow crunched under their boots, and they were really excited about the whole thing. They enjoyed a little skiing with their dad Henrik and a few of the wedding guests. Many of the guests had never met before, but they were soon able to forge friendships during their trip. They skied down white slopes together, enjoyed the après ski dancing and munched on stonebaked pizzas at Karelius. “It was absolutely brilliant to spend three days with our guests. It gave us time to have a good chat with everyone and spend time together. It can be quite difficult to do that if you just meet up at the actual wedding breakfast,” says Johanna. Johanna herself started the day by taking the lift up to Toppstugan, where the wedding breakfast was to be held. Preparations were already in full swing. Kläppen staff members of the family were decorating and setting tables. White tablecloths, spruce twigs and pine cones instead of place cards created a forest look on the tables. “I suppose I was a bit of a bridezilla, I had to keep tabs on everything down to the tiniest detail! But everybody really helped out,” laughs Johanna. Then Johanna headed down to the cabin where her friend Hanna was waiting. They enjoyed champagne and


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delicious chocolate and spent some time winding down before it was time to get out their make-up bags to make the bride look even more beautiful. LIKE A FAIRYTALE

And then it was time. The mist turned the sky white and the landscape was covered in a snowy shimmer. Johanna’s bridal bouquet, which was made up of green plants, stood out beautifully against the white backdrop. “I wanted it to look as though I’d just bent down in the forest and picked it up!” The UK also had lights woven into it so that it could be seen clearly after dark. When the happy couple made their entrance – or, rather, headed off to the lift – passers-by applauded and passed on their congratulations. They smiled as the photographer took photo after photo, creating memories for life. The guests had already gone up in the gondola, where they were served Vargtass cocktails made from vodka and lingonberry juice. They were all gathered on the Toppstugan terrace, waiting with burning torches in their hands

for the bride and groom. It was starting to get dark, but the lift had stayed open especially for the wedding. The lift staff were wearing smart jackets in honour of the day, and the children were all carrying burning torches. “It was silent and dark, and when I saw all our friends and relatives standing there to greet us, it was like a fairytale – it gave me shivers down my spine,” says Johanna. Johanna and Henrik skied slowly and reverentially over to the priest, accompanied by the gentle sound of a violin playing. “I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy. It was even better than I’d imagined. Some bits I remember really well, like when we skied up to the priest, or when all the people we love so much hugged and congratulated us.” When the sky was bright with stars, Japanese lanterns were lit. The crackling sound, red and white paper lanterns drifted slowly up towards the sky. Eventually, only tiny, tiny dots could be seen. “Time actually stopped for a moment as we stood there looking at the sky. We decided to go for an untraditional wedding, and we did things exactly the way we wanted them. It was absolutely magical,” says Johanna.

Would you also like to get married at Kläppen? Take a look at klappen.se/brollop for inspiration.

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EARLY BIRD SKIING Start the day with some wonderful skiing on freshly groomed slopes or lovely virgin snow before everybody else wakes up. We keep the Järpen chair lift open, giving you access to lots of untouched slopes. You can try the very latest VÖLKL skis during your early bird session. The session ends with breakfast at Toppstugan. Remember to book in time as places are limited. Find out more about early bird skiing on page 63.

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KLÄPPEN FRIENDS Register with Kläppen Friends and collect points every time you ski, every time you book and every time you shop. You can spend your points on a range of offers and activities. Find out more at klappen.se/klappenfriends

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A resort has to have passion


“I want to go first!” Love shoves past her sister. The virgin snow glitters, and in this game one person creates a track that everyone else has to follow. The rest of the Eriksson family follow in the footsteps of the youngest son. This reminded them of the time when Gustav was little and followed his dad Per around the mountain, snowshoes strapped to his feet. In those days they went out to plan skiing at Kläppenberget, find the best slopes made the most of the magnificent views across Sälendalen while also creating the kind of terrain that would provide ideal skiing for different proficiency levels. The resort now has 37 pistes, and after last year’s refurbishment Gustav is really pleased with how well things went. “I’ll never be 100% happy with what we’ve achieved. As soon as we’ve reached one target I start planning for the next one, but we’ve decided we’d prefer to grow organically. We’re expanding our accommodation and facilities as our guest numbers grow. We have KPIs to work to, so I know exactly what we need to do to make sure no bottlenecks form. You should never need to find yourself stuck in a crowd and queueing here at Kläppen.” Gustav barely finishes his last sentence before a cascade of snow smacks him in the face. Ella and Love look at what they’ve done with a mixture of fear and delight, then they rush away screaming as their dad Gustav sets off after them. A little while later, they’re all lying in a heap in the deep snow when mum Lena intervenes, telling them it’s time to head off for drinks and snacks. 32 KLÄPPEN MAGAZINE

Play is important when you run a ski resort aimed at families with children. “We’re a family with children, and we want to create great holidays for others like us. Of course, we need to be profitable if we’re to be able to grow. But that said, we reinvest nearly all our profits in the company and don’t have to listen to demands from other shareholders. We’re passionate about creating the best ski resort we can. That’s why we give priority to our trolls and our Snow Realm, and to creating a resort based on simplicity. Children can even head up to the summit in the gondola on their own here. You have to make sure you understand your guests,” says Gustav, gazing lovingly at Lena and patting her tummy. Their third baby is growing in there. “Yes, we’ll really have to practise getting our pushchair up to Toppstugan,” says Len, who’s taking maternity leave this winter from her job as Kläppen’s HR manager. GONDOLA SUCCESS

Their ambition with the gondola was far more successful than they’d ever dared to hope. “Even the sceptics have come over and congratulated us on our successful investment. When the old people in the village come up to me and tell me that this is the first time they’ve been able to get up to the summit and reminisce since they were young, it really makes my heart sing. It makes me realise just what we’ve achieved,” says Gustav.


The gondola has made Kläppenberget accessible to everyone. “We’re seeing an increase in day guests, and last year we sold several thousand single tickets for the gondola. You see people wearing jeans at the summit nowadays. The reputation of the brilliant gondola in the north has spread into Europe, and were able to view the manufacturers’ pictures of the Kläppen gondola at the huge Interalpin trade fair in Innsbruck. It was a bit like suddenly being allowed into the parlour!” laughs Gustav. THINKING LIKE DOWNHILL SKIERS

Gustav is really enjoying life at the moment. He’s just completed his first year as CEO in what’s turned out to be the best season ever in the history of the company. His studies are behind him, and he feels he’s achieved balance in his life. “I think in our case, the key fact is that everyone working at Kläppen is passionate about skiing. We owners ski, we think like skiers. We ski at our resort, we live at our resort. We see the guests every day, we chat to them, they give us ideas. When the management team gets together for discussions – and all of us are passionate skiers and parents – we say you can tell straight away whether a resort has passion. We’ve visited a number of resorts where people can ski, but the whole thing seems mechanical. For instance, we believe we can compete with the Alps

now that the airport in Sälen will be completed by the 2019/2020 season.” Above all, Kläppen has its sights set on the British market. Surveys show that the British are interested in the Kläppen concept, and an international initiative has already begun. “Skiing for children is important here. In the Alps, children are normally kept to a restricted area at the foot of the hill. We integrate skiing for children all the way up to the summit, and we have a large area where children can grow and develop. Not least, our Junior Park is unique – it has jumps and rails that directly reflect the big park.” We meet up with grandma Metta and grandpa Per on the way up to Toppstugan. On their backs we see the word Kläppenambassadör – Kläppen Ambassador – a title that Metta is incredibly proud of. “I’m a pensioner now. I love my life, and gliding round the slopes chatting to people suits me to a T. I help guests out, I answer their questions and I give them tips. People normally appreciate it,” she says happily. SO WHAT DO GUESTS SAY?

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Per, who handed over the CEO’s job to Gustav, is also enjoying life as a pensioner and having plenty of time to go skiing. He swishes down the slopes with speed and grace. You can’t miss the fact he used to be an award-winning elite skier. He is still an important mentor to Gustav and the Kläppen team, and he’s still a member of the board. Being a sidekick is perfect for him. DESCRIBE A STANDARD ERIKSSON FAMILY WEEKEND...

Gustav pauses for thought. “We usually have a long breakfast on Saturdays, until about 10 o’clock. Then we do a few household chores and head for Kläppen in time for lunch, where we normally meet up with a few friends or relatives who are already out on the slope. Then we ski and snowboard until we’re worn out. On Sundays, we head up to the slope a bit earlier so that the kids can do their skiing and snowboarding practice in the morning with their local sports club. Then we have lunch at Kläppen and continue the afternoon with a spot of downhill or cross-country skiing.” A PLACE TO MEET UP

Kläppen is the place where the village children meet up. This is where they go after school. “This is often where the kids come to meet up with their friends. They spent some time skiing and playing, then they head for home. You don’t need all that much planning and you don’t need to give the kids lifts if you have a natural place where they can meet up.” SO WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

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We’re also focusing more on conferences, school trips and group travel. Another construction phase is planned for next year. We want to build at just the right pace so that the system is able to keep up. We’ll be introducing more slopes in the long run, too. I’ve got my outlines done, but we have no idea as yet as to when they’ll be completed. There are no limits. The increase in demand means we’re shifting up a gear.” Kläppen’s own accommodation has also been renovated, and Gustav chats about the green initiatives involving LED lighting on the pistes. YOU HAVE THE MOST GENEROUS SNOW GUARANTEE IN SWEDEN, YOU SAY?

“Yes. Last year we had the highest number of open pistes at the start of the season – for the third year in a row. Even if the weather turns quickly, we’re good at laying snow. For instance, we promise there’ll be 14 open pistes by 8 December and 2 km of cross-country track by 24 November. We opened 19 pistes in December last year, on both the west and the east side. So it goes without saying we have the best snow guarantee in Sweden. It’s important to us that people can feel secure in booking early. Our huge investments in snow are bearing fruit.” They put down their snowboards and walk into Toppstugan. They’re greeted by lots of people – Gustav and Lena seem to know everybody, and lots of people take the opportunity to have a quick word with them. Regular guests come over and hug them, and the staff greet them with enthusiasm. Ella chooses fresh carrot cake for her snack, while Love – who could eat a horse, she’s so hungry – digs into her waffle. Gustav and Lena gaze across the room, looking at all the people sitting and enjoying a nice time. Then they swap glances, smile and sit back with satisfaction. Kläppen is their life, 24/7.


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Where the elite work out in time for the Winter Olympics Every spring, Kläppen creates a massive jump for the Swedish national snowboarding and freeskiing teams. When the park closes for the season, it opens to the elite. These talented people have the park to themselves for a week so that they can work on their tricks ahead of the coming season.

When the sun is starting to warm the air and Kläppen has closed for the season, around 20 of our national skiers check in. They can train here completely undisturbed, developing their tricks prior to the South Korea Winter Olympics in February. “This gives our team the perfect opportunity to work on their weak points without having a great big audience,” says Stefan Karlsson, head of the Swedish national snowboarding and freeskiing team. The national team heads out to Kläppen to train even when the Winter Olympics aren’t looming, and that’s a week everyone looks forward to. “There’s always a great atmosphere there, and we can do our stuff at a world-class park too  Kläppen has the snow, the experience and the intuition. There’s a passion for snowboarding here, and the staff give us some absolutely brilliant support,” says Stefan. The groomer operators have already been out and groomed the slopes by the time the team wake up at seven in the morning. This 38 KLÄPPEN MAGAZINE

gives them the perfect ground on which to hone their skills and practise completely new ones – something they don’t often have time for during the competition season. The team spend a lot of time practising every day, with occasional rail sessions. “Nothing beats skiing in spring. At the point where summer meets winter, the snow is fairly soft, the team are in the groove and their favourite music is playing at the park,” says Stefan. EASY-GOING ATMOSPHERE

The team members stay in cabins together. They cook together, play music through speakers that someone brings along, do their stretches after a long day on the slopes and watch snowboarding videos showing inspiring tricks. “We’re like a big, travelling family.


How do you give the team a boost?

“The important thing is not to be too strict – let them have fun together while learning new things. And that’s exactly how things are with this team. The atmosphere in the group is absolutely fantastic, and you can tell they love what they do.” RECHARGING BATTERIES FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS

At the moment they’re focusing on the Winter Olympics in South Korea, to be held in February. Since their week of training in Kläppen, the team have visited Crete and spent time cycling through the mountains, worked on their fitness and enjoyed discovering the island. Since then, they’ve all been on intensive training schedules so that they’re at peak fitness in time for the Winter Olympics.

You competed in the Winter Olympics yourself, in Salt Lake City in 2002 and Turin in 2006. What do you remember most?

“One of my biggest moments was when the halfpipe competition was about to start in Salt Lake City. 20,000 were watching, and they just roared when the announcer asked ‘Are you ready?’. People were so enthusiastic, it was a great feeling. Having the support of your audience means a lot.” Stefan, who’s won plenty of medals in his time – including Olympic silver in halfpipe – has worked hard on the Kläppen halfpipe, the only one in Sweden, prior to many major championships. “Kläppen was the first resort in Sweden to maintain the landings in the morning so that they’d be easier to use. That was quite unique in those days. It’s brilliant that Kläppen is continuing to develop the park and focus on snowboarding.”

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Try JUNIOR SNOWPARK by Helly Hansen At Kläppen, the kids don’t just have to stand watching the adults skiing. Instead, they have a park all of their own which is a copy of the big park. The Junior part has rails, jumps and boxes, albeit in a smaller format. The park is maintained carefully by Kläppen’s park keepers, who go around fixing things and make sure the park is very safe and in tiptop condition. The landings are soft, and there are paths off to the side for anyone who changes their mind. Everyone can have fun here, so keep an eye on the kids and come along and join them!

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KLÄPPEN MOMENT Subject: Snowboarding star Sven Thorgren Location: Familjebacken Photos: Daniel Bernstål

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KLÄPPEN MOMENT Subject: Clara Photos: Daniel Rönnbäck

KLÄPPEN MOMENT Subject: Stella and Tuva Photos: Daniel Rönnbäck

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KLÄPPEN MOMENT Subject: Frida and Lina Photos: Daniel Rönnbäck

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KLÄPPEN MOMENT Subject: Sanna Vikberg Location: Minkspåret Photos: Daniel Rönnbäck

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KLÄPPEN MOMENT Subject: Powder Location: Kläppenskogen Photos: Adam Klingeteg

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KLÄPPEN MOMENT Subject: Gondol Sälen Location: Sjungarbacken Photos: Daniel Bernstål

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Where the big trolls are kings You can see them from a distance. Full of self-confidence, a gang of schoolchildren hop aboard the gondola pointed out by ski instructor Kevin. He counts them to make sure all eight of them are present. On the way up, they talk tactics. They’ll be skiing at the Junior Park for the first time, and he tells them what they need to remember. The spark of eager anticipation in eight pairs of eyes can’t be missed. They’ve been waiting for this, and now they’re ready. “The children learn a huge amount by playing at the ski school. And they learn quickly, says ski instructor Kevin Kemppainen. Galant shows one of the children how he’s learned to spray the snow up when he breaks. “Wow, a plough! Somebody shouts.” All the children laugh enthusiastically. They learn something new every day at the ski school, and make lots of new friends. Adults aren’t allowed at the children’s ski school. This is where children rule, and the hours simply rush by.

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“It’s fantastic to see the delight on their faces when they achieve something new. They all but outshine the sun,” says Kevin. The fact that the children are all at different levels doesn’t matter at the ski school. They work on the basis of every child’s needs, and the children themselves get to make a few decisions as well. “We get the children interested in their exercises, and that’s normally very successful,” says Kevin. During the first lesson, it’s important for them to get to know one another. The children sit in a circle and chat about their favourite animals and interests. This gives them a sense of security. Then they strap on their skis and have some fun on the slopes, while also practising their balance or turns. Every lesson is like a little adventure!


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Ski school goes with a swing Would you like to improve your carving turns, or maybe polish your technique? Our adult ski school makes you aware of how you’re skiing.   “We could all develop our technique. Discovering new sides to skiing is a fantastic feeling,” says ski instructor Sandra Hallström. Did you think ski school was just for children and beginners? If so, think again. Ski school allows you to develop even if you’ve been skiing for years. Coaching from our professional ski instructors will help you to become more aware of the movements you’re using. The aim is for you to feel, in your body, when things are right or wrong. Integrate the information in your muscle memory, you could say. The lessons aren’t predefined – they’re tailored to your own specific needs, even when you train with a group of people. Being challenged and being given new tips can enhance

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any skiing experience. For some people, it gives them the courage to head off down a steep descent or really go it when faced with a jump at the park. While for others, it helps to find a decent style so that their legs don’t hurt after a day of skiing. Little tricks can work wonders. “We start off looking at different skiing techniques, and you can usually see the results pretty quickly,” says Sandra Hallström, who’s on her fifth season as a ski instructor at Kläppen. “I love it! I meet so many people, and it’s a fantastic place to work. And I also get to do something I absolutely adore – skiing.”


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SKIING OR SNOWBOARDING Our skiing and snowboarding experiences are for people who want to try something new. Learn to ride the snow park, ski down the steep black slopes or do mogul skiing. Choose the theme that best suits your needs. We promise the experience of a lifetime!

SKIING TECHNIQUES SNOW PARK COURSE 9–14 YEARS – Improve your snow park techniques Our highly skilled park instructors give you the keys to succeed in the snow park. We’ll be trying box sliding and simple rotations during the session. Who knows, you might make your first 360! Day: Tuesdays. Duration: 90 min. Price: SEK 270 Prior knowledge: You have good control on blue slopes.

CARVING – Learn to use your skis to their full potential where they do the job with minimum effort on your part Many skiers nowadays don’t use the full potential of their skis. This course will teach you techniques to use your skis to maximum effect and get a clean a cut as possible. Day: Tuesdays and Fridays. Duration: 90 min. Price: SEK 270 Prior knowledge: You’re able to ride on parallel skis and have good control on red slopes. Ages: Ages 15+.

FREERIDING (AGES 9–14) – For anyone these anywhere but would like some new off piste challenges All young people love off piste skiing. This is where they find the most interesting, most complex trails off piste and through the forest. The emphasis here is on the joy of skiing with new friends and an experienced ski instructor. Day: Wednesdays Duration: 90 min Price: SEK 270 Prior knowledge: You make good progress down most slopes. Ages: Ages 9-14

PARK INTRO FOR ADULTS – Discover the joys of jumping, spinning and sliding a box. We introduce you to the park and give you tips on how to impress your kids. We’ll be trying box sliding and simple rotations during the session. Who knows, you might make your first 360!

red slopes. Ages: Ages 15+.

STEEP SLOPES – Ski neatly and safely on black slopes This course uses on Kläppen’s black slopes and our instructors will give you tips on how to descend them gracefully and safely. Day: Thursdays. Duration: 90 min. Price: SEK 270 Prior knowledge: You can ski down most slopes. Ages: Ages 15+.

VARGTJUTET – A world full of joy and endless possibilities Outside the well-groomed slopes is a world of magical skiing. In this course we go skiing off-piste at Kläppen and our instructors give you some useful tips on how to succeed. Day: Thursday (weeks 6–10) Duration: 90 min. Price: SEK 270 Prior knowledge: You’re an excellent skier and have good control on black slopes. Ages: Ages 15+.

SNOWBOARD TECHNIQUES PARK INTRO – Learn to jump, spin and slide a box Park course where we introduce you to jumping, spinning and sliding a box. Whether or not you’ve done it before, this course will make you more self-assured both in the air and on the box. We practice mostly in the Junior Park. Day: Tuesdays. Duration: 90 min. Price: SEK 270 Prior knowledge: You can brake and turn in both directions and ride a lift. Ages: Ages 8+.

BEGINNERS COURSE – Learn the basics of snowboarding Snowboarding taster course where you can learn the basics – we’ll teach you to brake, turn and ride the lift. Day: Wednesdays and Fridays. Duration: 90 min. Price: SEK 270 Prior knowledge: None. Ages: Ages 8+.

Day: Wednesdays. Duration: 90 min. Price: SEK 270 Prior knowledge: You have good control on blue slopes. Ages: Ages 15+.

HUMP – Learn to master the hump slope Riding over humps is fun and educational for all types of skiing. This course teaches you the basics of hump technique and we’ll ski as much as we can over the hump next to Järvlunkan. Day: Wednesdays (wks 6–10) Duration: 90 min. Price: SEK 270 Prior knowledge: You’re able to ride on parallel skis and have good control on

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Courses can be booked at reception at Tranantorget, or phone 0280 962 00. The session is 60 minutes long if there’s only one attendee. Tranantorget is the rendezvous for all courses.


Trolle and Trolla’s Snow Realm – a magical place for children only The home of Trolle and Trolla in Trollstuggu isn’t like everyone else’s homes. The trolls live here with their animal friends, who have a house all of their very own. So when you’ve peeped in and seen the trolls’ bedroom and where they eat, you can tiptoe into Fjöset to see the real footprints left by some exciting animals.


There are several animals to look at when you visit Trolle and Trolla, and they all stand still like statues. That’s because they’re under a magic spell, cast with troll powder. There’s lots to discover in the tiny houses, and adults are allowed to enter as well as long as their children keep an eye on them. You can get to the trolls’ house on skis, or you can head off on a Troll Safari, a snow scooter adventure to take your breath away. Someone is always up to mischief at the Snow Realm. You can ski down the troll slopes, go on a treasure hunt or try the trolls’ snow scooter for size. But there’s more. Trolle and Trolla spend their whole day playing with children all over Kläppen. They’ve even organised their own après ski session in the children’s area – but it’s only for children, of course. 58 KLÄPPEN MAGAZINE


View a Trolle & Trolla video at klappen.se

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Hop aboard for the troll adventures

TROLLE AND TROLLA’S TREASURE HUNT Only Trolle and Trolla know where the treasure is hidden. Tag along on an exciting and tricky adventure to find Trolla’s treasure. Trolle has been helpful and has drawn a treasure map that leads through the Junior Park and children’s slopes. Day & time: Thursdays 10-11.15am. Price: Free. Location: Start at Trolle and Trolla’s assembly point sign in the children’s area. Recommended age: Up to 8. Registration: On site. Important info: The treasure hunt takes about 30 minutes and is on skis, so bring a grown-up with you if you can.

TROLLE & TROLLA’S APRÈS SKI Sing and dance with Trolle and Trolla. Day & time: Tuesdays and Saturdays 3pm. Price: Free. Loca tion: On stage at Tranantorget. Recommended age: Up to 8. Registration: No booking required.

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MEET TROLLE & TROLLA Come and meet Trolle and Trolla, the nicest trolls in the world! Day & time: Mondays 1.30pm, Tuesdays 2pm, Wednes days 11.30am, Fridays 10am, Saturdays 2pm. Price: Free. Location: The children’s area Recommended age: Up to 8. Registration: No booking needed, just drop by when you feel like it.


SKIING WITH TROLLE AND TROLLA All children are welcome to ski with our mischievous trolls. Day & time: Wednesdays 11am, Fridays 10am. Price: Free. Location: Trolle and Trolla’s assembly point in the children’s area. Recommended age: Up to 8. Registration: At the starting line. Info: Trolle and Trolla accept no responsibility for children, parents are responsible for their own children.

TROLLDISCO Join in with this year’s Troll Party with lots of trolls and glamour. We let our hair down with Trolle and Trolla and dance until the ground shakes. Day & time: Wednesdays 2.30pm Price: Free. Meeting point: At Trolle and Trolla’s house in the Snow Realm. Recommended age: Up to 8. Registration: No booking required.

TROLL SAFARI Tag along with Trolle and Trolla on an awesome snowmobile adventure. We visit Trolle and Trolla’s hiding place up in the enchanted forest, where they serve real troll buns and troll juice. This trip takes about 40 minutes. Day & time: Tuesdays from 10am, Thursdays from 1.30pm, Saturdays from 10am. If there’s enough demand, new trips depart every 45 minutes. Price: SEK 80 per person. Location: Trolle and Trolla’s assembly point in the children’s area. Ages: 3-8 years. Registration: Phone 0280 96 200 or visit reception at Tranantorget or the Welcome Centre. You can also book online at www.klappen.se. Info: Max number per trip: 8 children.

TROLLE CUP A fun competition for all children. In the Trolle Cup, the children ski down through soft troll characters and tunnels while everyone else cheers them on. Everyone’s a winner in the Trolle Cup, and everyone gets a surprise and a troll hug at the finishing line. Day & time: Fridays 2pm Price: Free. Location: Barn backen. Recommended age: Up to 8. Registration: At the starting line. Info: If a lot of kids are taking part in Trolle Cup, you can always do a bit of skiing after warming up and then rejoin the queue afterwards.

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MORE ACTIVITIES AT KLÄPPEN

SLEDGE EVENING We open the Sparven lift and slope for anybody who fancies a ride down on a snowracer or sledge. We provide a limited number of snowracers. Helmets are compulsory, of course, but they’re available to hire or buy from in the sports shop if you don’t have one. Day & time: Mondays and Fridays 5–6.30pm Price: Free. Location: Barnbacken. Ages: For all the family. Booking: No booking required. Important info: Bring along your own sled or sledge. Saucer riding is not allowed on this evening. Food & drink: Hot dog SEK 10, coffee SEK 10, marshmallows SEK 10 (5 x). Free juice for all children. Pay in cash or Swish the money.

JR PARK SESSION Junior Park jumping session for participants up to 14. Our park instructors can give you inspiration and tips. Day & time: Thursdays 2–3.30pm. Price: Free. Location: The Junior Park, the Green Park. Age limit: Up to 14. Booking: At venue 2-3pm

KLÄPPEN CUP MAZDA CHALLENGE Challenge your family and friends to a fun ski and boardercross competition. First across the line wins! Day & time: Wednesdays 2–3.30pm Price: Free. Location: Familje backen. Ages: Suitable for all ages. Registration: On site.

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SNOWMOBILE SAFARI Sitting on a snow scooter and enjoying the snow and the untouched countryside on the mountain around Kläppenberget is a fantastic feeling. Our snow scooter tour guide will make your trip a memorable one! Day & time: Wednesdays–Saturdays (wks. 52–14), 10.00–11.30am, 1–2.30pm, 3–4.30pm. Price: SEK 750 per snow scooter. Max 2 persons per snow scooter. Meeting point: Tranantorget. Ages: Suitable for all ages. Registration: Advance booking at klappen.se, on 0280 96 200 or at reception at Tranantorget. A minimum of two snow scooters have to be booked for this tour to take place.

DOG TEAM Being pulled on a sled through the beautiful winter landscape by our team of Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies is a real experience. With us you only share the tours with your family and friends, and there’s plenty of time afterwards to pat the dogs and take photos. You can also have a go at driving with a team of 2–3 dogs. We tailor the tours to your preferences for a fantastic experience. EXAMPLES OF TOURS Kläppen tour, Storköl tour, half and whole day tours, overnight tours. Day & time: Daily as agreed (booked the day before at the latest) Location: Mitt i Pisten at the Orren lift Age limit: Suitable for all ages.

SNOWTUBING Snowtubing is every bit as easy and fun as it looks, and it’s suitable for all the family regardless of age or physical condition. A snowtube is similar to a huge rubber ring, and you sit in it and slide down our specially built snow track, which is kind of like a waterslide. You can get to the start in the lift. Day & time: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (wks 52–14), 1.30–3.30pm. Price: SEK 70/ride, SEK 200/2 hours or SEK 590/family (4 people)/2 hours. Location: Backen Harlyckan. Ages: Suitable for all ages. Registration: Tickets are available from reception at Tranantorget, or directly at the attraction. You can wear boots when snowtubing.

Registration: In advance on 070-388 99 37. Further details and prices at hundaktivitet.se.

EARLY BIRD SKIING Start the day with some wonderful skiing on freshly groomed slopes or lovely virgin snow before everybody else wakes up. We open the Järpen chair lift for early bird skiing, giving you access to many untouched pistes. We conclude the session with breakfast at Toppstugan. Remember to book in time as there are limited places. Day & time: Tuesday (wks 7–9), Fridays 7.30–9am Price: SEK 225 inc. breakfast. Meeting point: Tranantorget, at the Beckasinen lift. 7.30–7.45am. Recommended age: From age 12. Registration: Advance booking at klappen.se, Can also be booked by phoning 0280 962 00 or at reception at Tranantorget or the Welcome Centre.

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Skiing as early as November Kläppen’s cross-country skiing track is incredibly popular, and lots of people want to get cracking early on in the season. With our generous snow guarantee, we promise two kilometres of cross-country track as early as 24 November. These two kilometres of track with their snow guarantee are rapidly supplemented with a further eleven kilometres with both floodlights and Kläppen snow. Whether you’re a serious skier, ski for fun or mostly just enjoy pootling around in the countryside, you’ll love the Kläppen cross-country track. The Älvspåret track at the campsite winds along the river and offers some fantastic views. You can ski from early morning to late evening under floodlights here. The Toppspåret track can easily be reached by gondola, and why not finish off your session with a drink and a snack at Toppstugan? The gondola is included in your cross-country track tag when you’re wearing it somewhere visible and carrying cross-country equipment. People are becoming more and more interested in cross-country skiing, and they may need to brush up on their technique because of the lack of snow in southern Sweden over the last few years. Learning to push off and create glide is often the perfect way of getting more out of your skiing. A few instructions on waxing are often handy, unless of course you prefer unwaxed skis – which are also available from the shop.

GROUP LESSONS For those wanting to learn the basics of classic style cross-country skiing. You learn things like weight transfer during diagonal skiing, double poling and push off. Day: Tuesdays and Fridays. Duration: 90 min. Price: SEK 270 Meeting point: The Cross-Country Centre at the Welcome Centre. Necessary skills: You’ve tried it before and are able to ski in a straight line downhill. Note: For one attendee only the session is 60 minutes long.

PRIVATE LESSONS All our lessons are individually planned together with you, your family or your friends. Sessions vary from 60 minutes to a season-long plan. We recommend you book at least 90 minutes per session.

Book three or more private lessons for the same person(s) and get a discount. 3 lessons 10 % 4 lessons 15 % 5+ lessons 20 %

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Meeting point: The Cross-Country Centre at the Welcome Centre. Price: See price list below.

PRIVATE LESSON

Price, one participant

Price, multiple participants

60-minute lesson

655

+230/person

90-minute lesson

880

+280/person

1,120

+360/person

120-minute lesson


TRACK CHARGES

The cross-country track tag allows you to use all our cross-country tracks. Wear it on your clothing, somewhere visible.

OUR SKI TRACKS MYRSPÅRET TRACK 6 KM 8 KM

TRÅNGGRAVSSPÅRET TRACK5 KM

Delightful natural track starting at Mitt i Pisten where the tracks meet. The track meanders through the woods and up over the swamplands on the east side of Kläppenberget. If you take the 8 km track there’s a great wind shelter and a BBQ area after about 4 km. You can connect here to the Trånggravsspåret track.

This track connects Toppspåret track with Myrspåret track. You can choose whether to descend first then ascend, or vice versa. If you want to get some more kilometres in then you can ski around all four tracks. This track winds a serpent path down the mountain in magnificent surroundings. Some parts are quite steep but are groomed to make it easy to plough or scissor, depending on the direction you take.

TOPPSPÅRET TRACK7 KM

Kläppen’s most breathtaking cross-country track that winds through an enchanting natural landscape. The track has a few humps. Where the track turns after about 3.5 km, there’s a snug wind shelter and a BBQ area. To get to Toppspåret track, take the gondola to Toppstugan, or ski along Trånggravsspåret track, which connects Myrspåret track with Toppspåret track. The gondola is included in your cross-country track tag when you’re wearing it somewhere visible and carrying cross-country equipment.

Price: SEK 80 per adult per day.

TRACK MAP

HORRMUNDBERGET

ÖREBÄCKEN

TOPPSTUGAN

MITT I PISTEN

ÄLVSPÅRET TRACK13 KM

This track starts at the Welcome Centre and turns in Torgås, 7 km south of Kläppen. The track starts flat then enters a hillier section a few kilometres before Torgås. The entire track is floodlit between 5am and 10pm all week. Eight kilometres of track have machine-made snow and we open up as much track as possible in November. This is a very popular training section among our Vasalopp ski race guests.

CENTRAL TRACK KLÄPPBACKEN ÖVRE

KLÄPPBACKEN

WIND SHELTER KLÄPPENS STUGBY

BBQAREA TRANANTORGET

GUSJÖBYNS TOMTOMRÅDE

GULLBRÄNDAN

SJUNGARBACKEN

GUSJÖBYNS STUGBY

VÄLKOMSTCENTRET

CAMPING


KLĂ„PPEN TODAY

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klappen.se/idag shows today’s weather, activities and lunch menus. You can also view the latest video blogs and a list of slopes and lifts that are open, view our web cams and lots more besides.


Highlights for

hungry skiers In all Kläppen kitchens, food is the constant topic of conversation for Janne Söderberg and Magnus Larsson Wieselqvist, who run the Kläppen restaurants. Inspiration is derived from in-house recipe collections and travelling far and wide. The art is in coming up with recipes that whet the appetite of the most demanding skiing families. Local delicacies, homely fare or maybe luxury lunches with outstanding views across the valley. Here are the Kläppen restaurants that you simply mustn’t miss. KLÄPPEN MAGAZINE 67


Locally produced at Karelius Kött & Deli

Enjoy food focusing on local ingredients, or why not try a gourmet pizza? Karelius serves beautifully devised dishes in quiet, rustic surroundings. Brasserie Karelius focuses on local ingredients. Kläppen’s popular local restaurant offers classic dishes made using selected ingredients – with some surprising flavours. At lunchtime, it serves a delicious Husman dish in slightly quieter surroundings. Perfect food for a day on the slopes. In the evenings, the restaurant serves classic dishes with a modern touch, offering different selections depending on the season and what ingredients are available.

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Kläppen’s fantastic pizza and takeaway are available here as well. Karelius is always jam-packed, with a great atmosphere. New for this year is the wine room, which focuses on the combination of food and drink. Another new feature is the new little “den” for children where they can relax and cuddle up for a while after their dinner – Trolle and Trolla’s film room.


brasserie KARELIUS KÖTT & DELI SKIER’S LUNCH With Dish of the Day and à la carte. Daily, 11.30am–3pm.

EVENINGS Brasserie with classic dishes from selected ingredients and a varied menu rooted in Swedish cuisine taking inspiration from all over the world. À la carte and pizza. Daily, 5–10pm. Book a table at www.klappen.se or phone 0280 962 42.

PIZZA Try one of Kläppen’s scrumptious skier’s pizzas at Karelius Kött & Deli, or take one home with you. Tuesdays–Sundays, 5–9pm. Phone 0280 962 41 for takeaway pizza orders.

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Lunch at Tranan Tranan has something for everyone. This serves everything from tasty sandwiches for lunch time and themed evenings. And the music starts in the afternoons – this is where Kläppen really goes with a swing. Tranan, located at Tranantorget, is a natural assembly point near to Familjebacken. You can come here and enjoy a tasty sandwich for breakfast, giving you the perfect foundation for a day on the slopes. It also serves tasty homely fare, with a large selection of fresh salad ingredients and an à la carte option. You can also sneak in here for a break between runs and enjoy a bun and a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream. Après ski is between 3 and 5pm and gives you time for some rest and relaxation 70 KLÄPPEN MAGAZINE

after your day on the slopes. Live artists perform at the après ski event several times a week. They normally start playing at around 4pm, so if you want to find somewhere to sit you need to turn up early. In the evenings you can enjoy Tranan’s popular themed evenings, Family Grill & BBQ and Steak Night. Trolle and Trolla also have a playroom here, with a little film corner and room to have fun.


TRANAN RESTAURANT, BAR & CAFÉ Everything from light refreshments to homely fare, après ski and great themed evenings for all the family. CAFÉ The café serves everything from scrumptious morning sandwiches to afternoon tea with delicious pastries from the local bakery. Daily, 9am–5pm.

DISH OF THE DAY Delicious lunches with several dishes to choose from. Daily, 11am–3pm.

APRÈS SKI Rock to some great live artists or take part in our après ski competition. Daily, 3–5pm. Live entertainment several days a week.

TRANAN PUB The pub is open on certain nights in the week. See klappen.se/idag for the latest information. Contact Tranan Restaurant, phone 0280 962 52.

FAMILY EVENINGS AT THE RESTAURANT In the evenings you can enjoy Tranan’s popular themed evenings Family Grill & BBQ and Steak Night. On Steak Night, you can choose between meat or fish served with classic side dishes. For dates and times, see klappen.se. Book a table at klappen.se, book in the restaurant or phone 0280 962 52.

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Breathtaking­ views from Toppstugan

At Toppstugan, the magnificent views are key and the gondola makes it easy for everyone to get here. The fantastic place for a hot chocolate, a tasty lunch – or maybe you could try a fondue. Toppstugan is a popular place to stop for a drink or a bite to eat. You can sit in the dining room here and be served a “skier à la carte” menu while enjoying the snowy planes outside your window. The café section at Toppstugan offers delicious pastries from local bakeries, waffles, warming soups and snacks from the bar menu. The bar offers cooling drinks and hot chocolate, or why not try an Irish coffee topped off with fluffy whipped cream? In the evenings, we offer the classic fondue. This is a real event for the family. We serve fillet of beef, various sauces and side dishes that are ideal for dipping in the fondue. 72 KLÄPPEN MAGAZINE


TOPPSTUGAN Toppstugan offers breathtaking views. Serves everything from coffee-to-go and sandwiches, to à la carte lunches for ravenous skiers. The gondola lift drops you off there, with or without skis. Daily, 10am–5pm.

LUNCH – TOPPSTUGAN DINING ROOM À la carte lunch served daily. Stunning views over the valley included in the price. Daily, 11.30am–3pm.

FONDUE EVENING We invite you to a candlelit fondue evening at Toppstugan. Date and times can be viewed at klappen.se. Make your reservation no later than 3pm the same day by calling 0280 242 31, or visit klappen.se. Reservations only.

We reserve the right to make changes. Go to klappen.se/idag for the latest information.

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FREDS PLACE COFFEE & GRILL

FRED’S PLACE IN TRANANTORGET FRED’S COFFEE Mouthwatering sandwiches, toasts and luscious pastries. Takeaway or eat in. Hot and cold drinks, sweets and chocolate. Daily from 10am.

FRED’S GRILL Juicy hamburgers and sausages served hot from the grill. Quick and easy. From 11am.

We reserve the right to make changes. Go to klappen.se/idag for the latest information.

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Fred’s place – in the great outdoors

Fancy a juicy hamburger from the barbecue? Ski up to Fred’s place for a tasty meal break in the great outdoors. Fred’s is located on Tranantorget. It’s a great fast food place with a coffee shop and barbecue. The barbecue glows on the patio, and the scent of locally produced sausages and tasty hamburgers is enough to make your mouth water. Fred’s Coffee Shop serves drinks and snacks, toast with creamy cheese and ham and other delicious sandwiches. Hot and cold drinks, sweets and chocolate to munch on before you head off again.


KLÄPPEN

– en del av Sälenfjällen

Magasin Kläppen Även i år finns vårt magasin digitalt, fyllt med massor av inspiration så att din Kläppenupplevelse kan börja redan hemma. Du kan läsa magasinet på svenska, danska eller engelska. klappen.se/magasin


Welcome to Persgården where you can buy the tastiest waffles Two hundred years ago, Persgården was on an estate in DalaJärna. In those days it was known as Anders-Persgården, but since Per Eriksson fell in love with the beautiful timbered building and transported it to Kläppen it’s been known as Persgården for short. It’s been waiting for completion since 2014, situated just above the children’s area – and this winter will see the grand opening. The rustic timber planks bear ancient traces of farm life and are now being revived for Kläppen, where the building was originally erected. Just as it used to be, the inner courtyard will be filled with playing children and people sitting and enjoying drinks and snacks together. You can imagine what it was like when home-made cheese, beestings pudding and salted beef were served 76 KLÄPPEN MAGAZINE

there two centuries ago. But now it’s going to be serving something else that people really love – home-made waffles with cloudberry, raspberry or strawberry jam and a mountain of cream. Creamy dips with salmon and reindeer meat are also available. Even people who are lactose or gluten-intolerant have some tasty waffles to choose from. And of course delicious sandwiches, light lunches, goulash soup, pies and other drinks and snacks are also on offer.


NEW 2017/2018 SEASON

PERSGÅRDEN Persgården serves home-made waffles, tasty sandwiches and other drinks and snacks. Daily, 10am–4pm.

We reserve the right to make changes. Go to klappen.se/idag for the latest information.

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Take the gondola to the shops Now you can take the gondola between our two shops. Our Welcome Centre has everything you need for skiing. Clothes and fun gifts are available at Tranantorget. Glasses, hats and mittens are also available there if you feel cold. If you’d like to do a spot of serious gondola shopping, there’s a lovely corner in reception at the Welcome Centre where you can buy promotional clothing, local Dalarna gifts and gondola souvenirs that you won’t find anywhere else. Welcome!

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The advantages of renting

Renting equipment has a lot of advantages. You don’t need to pack anything or lug equipment with you. All your equipment will be high-quality and modern, and it’ll be ideal for your skiing style and experience. And you can try different things out. If your feet are a funny size, for instance, it’s great if you can just come in and swap to a different size while you’re here. If you’d like to buy skis or a board, you can give your preferred options a try before you make a decision. Experts who know everything there is to know about skiing are always on hand.

The perfect crosscountry skiing From 24 November we guarantee at least 2 km of floodlit cross-country track, and a further 37 km will be available not long after that. The shop has everything you need for your cross-country skiing experience. You can buy skis, clothing and wax, and you can even hire your cross-country equipment. To use the Kläppen cross-country track, all you have to do is wear your cross-country track tag somewhere visible on your clothing. This costs SEK 80 per day, and you can buy it online or at any of our receptions.


The workshop can fix your skis If you bring along your own skis or snowboard, you can drop them off for a little extra TLC. Even the dullest of edges can be restored at our workshop, and a little wax can get you moving. If you need any extra equipment, anything you might possibly need is available here – including good advice.

PRICE LIST, WORKSHOP ALPINE/SNOWBOARD SERVICE

Price

Full renovation+

599

Full renovation

499

– Manual waxing supplement

149

Standard grinding

399

– Manual waxing supplement

149

Edge grinding

199

Waxing, machine

99

Manual waxing, skis

249

Manual waxing, snowboard

299

Fitting

249

Refitting

349

Boot preparation (per press)

199

LENGTH Wax package, powder+attachment

Price 1,099

Wax package, high fluor+attachment

749

Wax package, glide+attachment

599

Glide wax CH

299

Glide wax LF

399

Glide wax HF

449

Grip wax

349

Cleaning

149

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Thule Chariot

Thule Chariot

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KLÄPPEN LIFE So many people work at Kläppen, and each and every one of them is their to enhance your overall experience. We’d like to show you how we work, so here are a few of our professional teams that do their absolute best every day to ensure every day of your break is fantastic. Here are our Kläppen profiles.

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KLÄPPEN LIFE – KLÄPPEN AMBASSADOR

I have the best job in the world

I talk to everyone about everything, it’s my job!

Name Metta Eriksson Age 65 Employment Retired from Mettas kiosk och massage at Kläppen, now a Kläppen Ambassador. Lives in Transtrand and Stjärnorp Vreta Kloster. Family Husband Per, three children and four grandchildren (number five on the way at the time of writing). Interests besides downhill skiing Cycling, picnic hikes, cultural activities, singing in the church choir, spending time with friends.

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If you’d like to talk to Margareta Eriksson, it’s best to call her Metta. If you do, you can be sure you have her full attention – and few people know as much about Kläppen as she does. Now retired after 35 years with the Kläppen family company, she enjoys doing what she loves the most – skiing and spending time with people. “My days are fantastic. My work is completely voluntary, and I usually spend time on the slopes three or four days a week. I can pick and choose when I work nowadays, so in the event of a major snowstorm I just stay at home. I usually start off with lunch at one of the restaurants, then I go skiing, chat to people and give hugs to the staff. I think that’s important. They have to know they’re doing a brilliant job.” WHAT DO PEOPLE WANT HELP WITH?

“All kinds of things. Opening hours, how to return skis and where they can find things. I usually tell them about ‘Kläppen idag’ online, where they can find the day’s menus and all the things that are going on during the day. The gondola is absolutely superb. It gives me time to find out what they’ve been up to, and I can give them tips on different slopes to try and new stuff that is available. It’s lucky my jacket says Kläppen Ambassador, otherwise they’d probably be wondering who that chatty old lady is! As a Kläppen Ambassador, I’m ‘allowed’ to chat.” Per is retired as well now. Metta explains that they often turn up together, but Per reckons he ends up waiting around too much. “He’s a talented skier, and I think he chats to everyone – but that’s my job!” She laughs. When Metta isn’t skiing, she likes spending time outdoors. She used to ride a lot, but now she accompanies her granddaughter Ella on hacks. “I spend as much time with my grandchildren as I can. In winter will be at home in Kläppen, while in summer we’ll spend more time at the cottage in Stjärnorp in Östergötland where I grew up.”


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KLÄPPEN LIFE – GROOMER OPERATOR

I put everything into getting things the way I want them It might be chucking it down with snow or blowing a gale, it might be cold and silent with a full moon beaming down. No matter what the weather, Kristofer Olsson is out grooming the Kläppen slopes every night during the ski season. “Imagine sitting at the top of a double-decker and peering out through a huge window. That’s exactly the feeling you get when you’re driving a groomer,” says Kristofer. As soon as the slopes have closed for the day, Kristofer and his colleagues get to work. They check the park and decide on what has to be fixed. They may have to remove some icy sections, for instance, soften up the landings after jumps or top up rails with snow at the sides. The slopes are dark, and the lights from the groomers light up the night. It’s a comforting light, according to Kristofer. Next to him in the cab is a GPS display where he can see the exact snow depth. “It’s absolutely brilliant. In the old days you just had to guess how much more snow you needed. I now have precise information of my fingertips.”

I paint the mountain with my groomer.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

“That it’s so specific. I work out what I want the park to look like, and then I put everything into getting things the way I want them. It’s wonderful to see the results. It’s like painting the mountain with my machine. I like working nights, too. It’s quiet then, and there’s lots of time to go snowboarding during the day. WHAT QUALITIES ARE HANDY FOR A GROOMER OPERATOR?

“You have to be motivated and not be afraid of working nights. It’s important to enjoy your own company, too. As a groomer operator, you spend a lot of time on your own in the cab. Some people go mad and socialise a lot when they finish work, while others might end up being a bit wary of people.”

Name Kristofer Olsson Age 28

AND WHICH ARE YOU?

Employment Groomer operator

“I’m probably a bit wary of people. But only for a short while, because I work with some fantastic people and we usually have a lunchtime break together, and we also spend quite a bit of time together outside work, having a beer or snowboarding. One of the best things about Kläppen is that everybody shares the same interests – snowboarding and skiing. There’s a great atmosphere here, and most people love spending time out on the slopes.”

Lives in Transtrand Family Single Interests besides downhill skiing Cycling and motocross.

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KLÄPPEN LIFE – SKI PATROL

It’s like an ambulance service on the slopes

I have some fantastic colleagues, and I think my job is important.

Name Erica Persson Age 32 Profession Ski patrol Lives in Lima Family Partner Henrik and stepchildren Pontuz, 15, Eliz, 13 and Loviz, 9. Interests besides downhill skiing I work out and ride, and I like spending time with the family.

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When someone raises the alarm, Erica is the knight in shining armour who turns up to deal with worried parents or sometimes people in shock. Erica simply radiates security, and she’s used to rolling her sleeves up and getting the job done. “I’m just sorting this out, I’ll be with you in five minutes,” she tells me prior to our interview. Erica is from Yttermalung. She studied sociology and economics at upper secondary level, then did her military service in Stockholm, worked in a warehouse in Norway, trained as a welder, travelled all over the world and spent quite a few years as a welder at the mine in Gällivare before she could no longer ignore her homesickness. She’s been working at Kläppen for four years now, and she loves her job. DESCRIBE YOUR DAY.

“I pack my snow scooter with my drill and my emergency bag. Then I head out over the mountain and make sure everything looks nice and safe and that the protective padding is in place, and then I put up warning sticks if necessary. Sometimes I call out the groomer to sort out any ice that’s formed overnight. There are generally three of us doing this job. Safety is right at the top of the agenda for Kläppen, and we go in for prevention as far as is humanly possible. But of course, incidents do happen. “We do see quite a few broken legs, arms and wrists. We have some decent medical training though, and it’s like having an ambulance on the slopes. When anything happens, someone alerts the lift staff and they contact us. We head out to the patient on our snow scooters and put them on our patient transport sledges, which come with spinal boards.” WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER THE MOST?

“When a boy got split up from his class and skied through the forest on his own. He was suffering from hypothermia, not least because he wasn’t wearing real skiwear. Was wearing just jeans and a jumper. His hip was dislocated, and he’d broken his arm and leg. He was so injured that we had to wait for an ambulance and pain relief before we could move him – that one really worried me. But in most cases we can deal with things, and sometimes people send me cards and emails to thank me afterwards. “My job is exciting and challenging. I have some fantastic colleagues, and I think my job is important. And what’s more I love the environment, I’ve skied all my life.”


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KLÄPPEN LIFE – LIFT ENGINEER

Adrenaline at altitude He’s the son of Lima who returned to the district when his children were born. He longed for the quiet, the close proximity to nature, the family. Now Henrik Björk has lived in Sälen and worked at Kläppen for a decade. And he’s never regretted his decision. “It’s brilliant to have my ‘office’ out in the countryside and to spend all my time out there,” he says. Every day, all year round, Henrik heads out onto the Kläppen slopes to make sure the park is safe for all our guests. In summer and autumn, there’s a lot of preparatory work to be done before the ski season. That’s when all the lifts have to be lubricated. Henrik, who’s a lift engineer, climbs up towers that can be up to 30 metres high. Up there, he forces grease into each and every set of rollers so that the lifts are able to continue working before the season begins. DO YOU EVER LOOK DOWN?

“Yes, I can’t help it. And I have to admit, it does give me an adrenaline rush – but what a view!” Henrik has completed special training which allows him to work at altitude. There’s an enormous amount of emphasis on safety. Things mustn’t be allowed to go wrong. During the ski season, Henrik heads out on his snow scooter at seven in the morning and checks that all the lifts are working properly. He makes sure they start and that the emergency stop functions work, and he makes sure that all passengers can board and leave the lifts safely. He and his colleagues have a couple of hours in which to do this before the lifts open to enthusiastic skiers. By that time, everything has to be working perfectly. But anything can happen during the day. “If a lift breaks, you have to work quickly – you don’t want guests to have to hang around waiting when a lift has stopped.” WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

“Getting to work and not knowing exactly what’s going to happen. Some days things get really busy. And I really enjoy being out in the fresh air all day. What’s more, this is a really sociable job! I spend quite a lot of time chatting to guests and lift operators when I’m out working, and we colleagues all get on really well together. We work together well as a team here.” When Henrik isn’t working, he spends a lot of time with his three children – who love skiing at Kläppenparken. “Just like me and my friends did when we were little. We headed to Kläppen and enjoyed a little off piste skiing. It was an exciting adventure for us. And now everything’s come full circle!”

I’m specially trained to work at altitude.

Name Henrik Björk Age 38 Profession Lift engineer Lives in Lima Family Partner Erica Persson and children Pontuz, 15, Eliz, 13 and Loviz, 9. Interests besides downhill skiing Being out in the countryside and hunting.

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KLÄPPEN LIFE – HEADSHAPER

I adore winter ”

Sometimes just standing at the side and looking on gives me withdrawal symptoms.

Name Anna Fischer Age 30 Profession Headshaper and competition manager at the park. Lives in The place where I work. I’m originally from Örebro. Family Mummy, daddy and big brother. Interests besides downhill skiing Not many. I love travelling.

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She was born wearing skis. At the age of 15 she got into snowboarding and at the age of 20 she was introduced to Kläppens snowpark – and since then the park has been a firm fixture in Anna Fischer’s life. Nowadays she works as a Headshaper at Kläppen. “When I was offered a job at the park five years ago, I didn’t hesitate. How utterly brilliant to be able to work with the thing you love the most! I was pretty green when I arrived, I had no idea just how much effort goes into running a park. Nowadays I’m proud be able to work with a team as great as this.” Every morning starts off with a tour of the three parks. All the kicks have to look good, and the landings are painted carefully if visibility is poor. Then it’s time to share breakfast before the staff are ready to meet the day’s guests. They work in pairs and keep the parks under control throughout the day. They use a special shape-spade to make small adjustments, and remove snow where it’s been cut up. The work they do varies depending on the temperature and weather conditions. “There are three of us working in spring, more work is needed then because the snow melts in the sun. We have to apply salt sometimes to stop it melting.” DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL PARK BUILDING OPERATION FROM START TO FINISH.

“We get the whole team together and have a brainstorming session. We’re all talented park skiers, and we chat about what we personally like and what we want to get out of the park. Then Kristofer and I – we’re responsible for the park – pick up the ideas and run with them. We compile a plan and run tests to see how things will work. Not all ideas do work, and in that case we have to stop and think again. It’s more creative than you might think.” WHAT MAKES A GOOD PARK STAND OUT?

“It has to be built with passion – you notice that straight away. At Kläppen, it’s absolutely crystal clear that the staff love what they do. The big park has won a number of ‘best park’ awards over the years. Sometimes just standing at the side and looking on gives me withdrawal symptoms – all my mates are out skiing at the place where I work! I always hope to be able to fit in a couple of runs in the afternoon. I’m always raring to go when I do get some time off.” Anna chats about the great atmosphere at Kläppen and the desire to go snowboarding, a desire that never seems to wane. “Last summer I went to work at Thredbo’s Park, a ski resort in Australia. I adore winter.”


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KLÄPPEN LIFE – SPORTS MANAGER

My aim is to turn guests into sensible skiers “My aim is to turn guests into sensible skiers, and to achieve this we need talented ski instructors.” Fredrik knows what he’s talking about. He started working as a ski instructor in 1999, and since then he’s coached ski instructors and taught many people to ski. Fredrik also works as an instructor for SLAO ski instructor training programmes. “My job includes coaching and managing supervisors working with the ski school, lifts and activities. There’s a lot of teamwork involved. I try to spend as much time outdoors as I can so that I can learn about how things work and see how everything goes together. I also accompany the ski instructors on their lessons so that I can have a chat to them later and provide feedback. It’s important for everyone to feel that they’re developing, and if we do that our guests will also feel that they’re developing. In peak season, we have more than 30 ski instructors here and I hold internal training sessions two or three days a week on everything from leadership to skiing technique and analysis.” Kläppen was the obvious holiday destination when Fredrik was a child and lived in Stockholm, and he’s been working at Kläppen since 2013. “It’s a brilliant place to work. Lots of people talk about that Monday morning feeling, but I actually look forward to starting a new week. The departments all work closely together, and I have the opportunity to do my bit and influence the development of the resort. I work with people who are passionate about skiing, and I get to help others to develop. Who could ask for more? I feel an enormous sense of pride when lift operators and ski instructors receive positive feedback from guests, and luckily that happens pretty frequently!” Fredrik is the kind of person who prefers to be challenged in life to some extent. When the snow’s melted, it’s time for him to head out on OCR races such as Toughest, which might include 10 km of running and around 40 obstacles along the way, including horizontal bars, climbing and crawling through mud. He shares this interest with his brother. “I’ve built an obstacle course at home, with rings, bars, a salmon ladder and ropes. I like contrasts. Hard training, cuddling up to the children, a quiet life and crowds of people in winter.”

Lots of people talk about that Monday morning feeling, but I actually look forward to starting a new week.

Name Fredrik Stenmalm Age 37 Profession Sports manager Lives in The village of Sälen Family Wife Marie and 2 children, Tuva, 10 and Fröja, 9, and Simba the cat. Interests besides downhill skiing Exercise and family.

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Breakfast in bed and skis by the door

Book your breakfast bag in advance and spend the time enjoying a cosy breakfast instead. You can book picnic bags, Friday bags and ski equipment at klappen. se. Our size guide makes it easy to find the right boots, and if you get things wrong you can swap them easily. If you’ve also booked ski passes, you can collect these with your cabin key when you check in. You can book in advance up to 12 noon on the day before arrival.   If you haven’t ordered delivery, you can collect your equipment from our advanced booking desk. If you order your equipment four or more weeks before you need it, we’ll give you free delivery and collection as well.

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WE LOVE

SOCIAL MEDIA Check in and follow us: Things happen at Kläppen every day, and we love to share our experiences with others. If you’d like to see some beautiful pictures, you’ll find us on Instagram – @klappenski. Lots of our guests share their photos under the hashtags #kläppen and #kläppensnö as well. We head out with our cameras nearly every day. You know you can find our video blogs on both klappen.se and YouTube? We’re on Facebook as well, obviously, as both Kläppen Ski Resort and Kläppen Snowpark. Meeting online could be the start – and continuation – of a beautiful friendship. We love it when guests come up and shake our hands at Kläppen when we’ve only ever met them online before.

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Charming cabins and modern apartments

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There’s been a fair bit of construction work going on in Kläppen over the last few years. This season, we have an additional 400 beds to offer in our charming Gullbrändan holiday village. We’ve taken our inspiration from Dalarna, and it’s quite clear that everything’s been built with feeling. Cottage cosiness is key. Spending time with family and friends in the evenings is all part and parcel of a holiday. Cuddling up on the sofa in your thermals and woolly socks, roasting in the sauna surrounded by the scent of resin and gathering around a crackling fire aren’t everyday activities for many people, but they’re one of those things that makes a holiday memorable. You’ll never find yourself living cheek by jowl with others at Kläppen, and we have accommodation spread over nine areas to suit all tastes and pockets. Our cabins are spaced out all over the mountain, you can check in easily at any of our check-in stations (which you’ll find in the cabin areas), and smart ski paths* mean you’ll never have far to go to find a lift, and you can get to Tranantorget easily on foot or on skis. GULLBRÄNDAN

Gullbrändan is continuing to grow. It offers 56 exclusive, spacious apartments offering the best ski in-ski out locations. This accommodation enjoys some beautiful views, and the lodges are in the perfect place for you to enjoy the sunshine from the patio. SJUNGARBACKEN

Loft bedrooms and open fires make Sjungarbacken particularly cosy. You’ll also find a playroom, wood-fired hot tub and common room for up to 20 people in this area, along with a shared sauna and laundry facilities. ÖREBÄCKEN

Örebäcken is perfect if you’re part of a larger group. This big mountain lodge can accommodate up to 17 people. It also offers beautiful views, a wonderful patio and a Jacuzzi. Modern and comfortable. * ski paths are open if there’s natural snow available, these aren’t covered by the snow guarantee.

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OUR CABINS

Behind every Kläppen cabin is a warm heart. Most of our cabins are privately owned and want for nothing as regards comfort. Our 500 cabins and apartments are spread over nine 24 areas, all within a comfortable distance to the slopes23and many K with a ski in-ski out location. We present our different areas 30 here, and you’ll find more detailed descriptions at klappen.se. 43 L 50

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HORRMUNDBERGET You’ll soon notice that the Horrmundberget cabins are privately owned. Plenty of thought has gone into them, and they’re detached. Horrmundberget offers plenty of privacy and is close to the finest ski slopes. The area has a connecting lift* that takes you into the lift system. The cabins have anything from 4 to 12 beds.

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KLÄPPBACKEN Kläppbacken is an area with detached houses. This area has been extended to include a few more lodges in time for this season. You’ll find an outdoor Jacuzzi on the sundeck and an indoor Jacuzzi in one of the three bathrooms. The living room has an exclusive kitchenette with an automatic espresso coffeemaker and on-tap carbonated water. The lodges have 12 beds. It’s also close to Tranantorget and the children’s area. These lodges are close to the Domherren rope lift*. Price category 13.

ÖREBÄCKEN Exclusive mountain lodge in a great location with spectacular views over Horrmundberget. The lodges have a modern Scandinavian design with space for 17 beds. Large living room with home cinema system, patio and Jacuzzi. Laundry with washing machine, tumble dryer and drying cabinet. 3 WC/showers and a sauna. 6 bedrooms, 3 with double beds and 2 with family beds, plus 1 family bed and a bunk bed. Fully equipped kitchen and dining area for 14 people. Connecting lift* and cross-country track next to the plot. Price category 14.

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GUSJÖBYN STUGBY Gusjöbyns Stugby is one of Kläppen’s oldest holiday villages, with cabins that ooze charm and character. The village is in a peaceful and secluded spot within walking distance of the ski lifts and the Kläppens Camping shop. Price categories 2-4.

* The connecting lift/rope lift is open if there’s natural snow available, not covered by the snow guarantee.

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MITT I PISTEN Mitt i Pisten is further up the mountain. The Horrmundberget lift passes right through the area, bringing several of the cabins even closer to a lift. Mitt i Pisten has large semi-detached dwellings with room for up to 10 people. Two families can easily share with the children sleeping in the large 4-bed loft. All the cabins 22 are equipped with a sauna and a sundeck, and some have their own outdoor Jacuzzis and fireplaces. Price categories 9, 10, 11 and 12.

CAMPING Our campsite is right next to the resort and offers good value accommodation to families who love skiing and the togetherness of camping. Kläppens Camping offers clean service buildings and close proximity to both downhill skiing and cross-country skiing thanks to its location next to the resort. The cross-country tracks pass right by the campsite. There’s also a waxing shed nearby, and a grocery store, Kläppen Handlar’n. More info at klappen.se.

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GULLBRÄNDAN The Gullbrändan apartments are located in the heart of Kläppen. They have bright colour schemes and are furnished to a high standard, and they offer fine views across the slopes. 68–86 square metres with an open plan kitchen and living room, wood stove and a terrace or balcony. 6-8 beds, a tiled bathroom with a shower and a sauna.

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KLÄPPENS STUGBY Kläppens Stugby is located between Tranantorget and Mitt i Pisten. It’s near the Junior Park, and one of Kläppen’s cross-country ski tracks runs alongside. The cabins are pleasant and have a large living room with a kitchenette and a lovely sundeck.

GUSJÖBYNS TOMTOMRÅDE The cabins here are intimate, and no two cabins are alike. Many families prefer Gusjöbyn as being close to the children’s area is practical. Everything is within walking distance. The cabins come in a variety of sizes of up to 10 beds.

Price categories 5-8.

Price categories 1 to 11.

Find out more about our cabins at klappen.se.

SJUNGARBACKEN Sjungarbacken is one of the most popular areas, with apartments and a service building with a sauna and laundry. The apartments are well-planned with a bedroom and a sleeping loft. They have an open fireplace for extra comfort. Some of the apartments are included in Sjungarbacken Plus. Sjungabacken Plus guests have access to a wood-fired hot tub, gym, solarium, banquet room (up to 20 people) children’s playroom with games and ball pit, and games room with Xbox/Kinect. You also have access to a family spa with a Jacuzzi and sauna. Amenities are booked on site. Price categories 3, 4 and 5.

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SKI RENTAL X-OVER TICKET*

1 day

2 days

3 days

4 days

5 days

6-8 days

X-over ticket, ages 16+

495

740

960

1,085

1,110

1,180

X-Over ticket, age 8–15

375

565

735

825

845

900

X-Over ticket, age –7

295

445

575

650

665

710

1 day

2 days

3 days

4 days

5 days

6-8 days 1,085

ADULT PACKAGE, AGES 16+

Half day

Alpine advanced

375

455

680

885

995

1,020

Alpine intermediate/Twintip/Snowblades

305

365

550

710

805

820

875

Alpine basic

250

305

455

590

665

680

725

Snowboarding advanced

410

495

740

960

1,085

1,110

1,180

Snowboard intermediate

375

455

680

885

995

1,020

1,085

Snowboarding basic

305

365

550

710

805

820

875

Cross-country intermediate

255

310

460

600

675

690

735

Cross-country basic

145

175

260

335

380

385

415 6-8 days

YOUTH PACKAGE (AGES 8–15) (skis, boots, poles)

Half day

1 day

2 days

3 days

4 days

5 days

Alpine advanced

260

310

465

600

680

695

740

Alpine intermediate/Twintip/Snowblades

220

265

400

515

585

595

635

Alpine basic

185

225

335

430

485

500

530

Snowboard intermediate

260

310

465

600

680

695

740

Snowboard basic

220

265

400

515

585

595

635

Cross-country intermediate

250

305

455

590

665

680

725

Cross-country basic

140

170

255

330

370

380

405

CHILD PACKAGE (AGES UP TO 7) inc. helmet

Half day

1 day

2 days

3 days

4 days

5 days

6-8 days

Snowboarding

195

235

350

455

515

525

560

Alpine

135

165

245

315

355

365

385

85

105

155

200

225

230

245

Half day

1 day

2 days

3 days

4 days

5 days

6-8 days

Ski poles

35

45

65

80

90

95

100

Helmets

35

45

65

80

90

95

100

Back guard

110

130

195

250

285

290

310

Wrist guard

40

45

70

90

100

100

105

Cross-country MISCELLANEOUS

245

295

440

570

645

660

700

Mini sledge

Pull sledge/Thule Chariot

35

45

65

80

90

95

100

Snowracer

55

65

95

125

140

140

150

X-Over ticket = Unlimited opportunity to try all types of equipment! NB: The equipment is not insured against theft. The hirer bears full responsibility for the rented equipment. This applies to storage during the rental period and replacement of mislaid equipment. Group discount 20% (min. 20 people). Coordinated payment and a leader responsible for the group are required.

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SKI PASS

SKI SCHOOL Days 75 minutes a day

5 days

4 days

3 days

Mon–Fri

1,025

945

860

Mon–Thur

945

860

Mon–Thur

945

860

1,025

945

860

1,025

945

860

RESORT SKI PASS

Adult Young people

WEEK COURSE

Week pass (6–8 days)

1,800

1,410

Children (ages 3–8)

Mornings (9am–1.30pm)

350

280

Kidz and Teens (ages 9–14)

Afternoons (1.30–6pm)

350

280

Adults (ages 15+)

1 day

390

310

Snow park (ages 9+)

Mon–Fri

2 days

755

600

Snowboarding (ages 8–14)

Mon–Fri

3 days

1,105

875

4 days

1,415

1,120

5 days

1,715

1,355

255/day

190/day

4 optional days/season

1,530

1,210

7 optional days/season

2,245

1,775

Season pass

9-20 days

Fri–Sat

525

Kidz and Teens (ages 9–14)

Fri–Sat

525

Adults (ages 15+)

Fri–Sat

525

4,960

3,920

80

80

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIS

Single

50

50

Team

Week pass (6–8 days) 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 9-20 days

2 days

Children (ages 3–8)

Gondol Sälen return

SKI PASS/CROSS-COUNTRY TRACK TAG COMBINED

Days 75 minutes a day

WEEKEND COURSE

Days

Price

Length

Tues, Fri

270

90 min

Days

Price

Length

Tues, Fri

270

90 min

Adult Young people

SKIING TECHNIQUES

1,960

1,550

Carving

430

340

Early bird skiing

Tues (wks 7–9), Fri

225

90 min

655

Park course (ages 9–14)

Tues

270

90 min

960

Park intro for adults

Wed

270

90 min

1,230

Freeriding (ages 9-14)

Wed

270

90 min

1,880

1,485

Hump

Wed (wks 6–10)

270

90 min

280

210

Thurs

270

90 min

Thursdays (wks 6–10)

270

90 min

830 1,215 1,555

Season pass

5,285

4,175

CROSS-COUNTRY TRACK TAG

Adult Young person

Steep slopes Vargtjutet

Days

Price

Length

320

200

Park intro

Tuesday

270

90 min

1 day

80

50

Beginners

Wed, Fri

270

90 min

2 days

155

95

3 days

225

135

4 days

285

175

5 days

315

190

Week pass (6–8 days)

9-20 days Season pass

SNOWBOARD TECHNIQUES

PRIVATE LESSONS ALPINE, SNOWBOARDING AND CROSS-COUNTRY SKIS

Price, one participant

Price, multiple participants

45

30

60-minute lesson

655

+230/person

650

390

90-minute lesson

880

+280/person

1,120

+360/person

120-minute lesson

A key card is a passcard you have to have to be able to use our ski system. When ski days are loaded onto the key card, this is known as a ski pass. Key cards are compulsory for everybody skiing downhill at Kläppen. These are available to buy from the Welcome Centre or in reception at Tranantorget for SEK 55. You can of course use/recharge existing key cards. All key card holders have free access to our activities: Sledge Evening, Kläppen Cup, Jr Park Session and all troll activities except for the Troll Safari. Children aged 0–7 go free of course, but don’t forget they need their own key cards.   Photos are mandatory on ski passes covering more than three days. NB: Your ski pass is personal! Lost key cards will not be replaced. We will reimburse you for the remaining days on a lost ski pass if you have a receipt.   Pedestrians and cross-country skiers must use Gondol Sälen. The chair lift is for downhill skiers only. The gondola is included in your cross-country track tag when you’re wearing it somewhere visible and carrying cross-country equipment.   Kids: Aged 0–7 wearing a helmet ski for free with a Key Card. Youth: 8-15 years. Adult: Ages 16+.   Other rules can be found at klappen.se The above prices are given in SEK. We reserve the right to alter prices and correct misprints. See the full price list at klappen.se.

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YOU CAN FLY TO KLÄPPEN AND THE SÄLEN SCANDINAVIAN MOUNTAINS IN TWO YEARS

We’re currently starting to build a new world destination, Scandinavian Mountains. Scandinavian Mountains Airport will be located between Rörbäcksnäs and Hundfjället, and the transfer time to Kläppen will be about 40 minutes.

Handlar’n at Kläppen! The Handlar’n grocery store at Kläppens Camping stocks just about everything you need for a great stay. Order your shopping bag in advance and it will be waiting for you when you arrive. We also offer a delivery service. For more info and to place an order, go to klappen.se/handlarn.

Open: Daily 8am–8pm (Xmas Eve 8am–2pm, Xmas Day 9am–8pm, New Year’s Eve 8am–6pm, New Year’s Day 10am–8pm). Call 0280 240 45 or visit klappen@handlarnvenjan.se.


THE MOST ENTERTAINING CONFERENCE OF THE YEAR! New accommodation, great conference rooms and a ski paradise outside your window. This is all you need for a rewarding conference at Kläppen. We can customise activities to allow you to combine your conference with skiing ­competitions, carving experiences, a park intro, a snowracer grand prix, early bird skiing and other fun activities.

Get in touch – we’ll help you arrange your best conference of the year. Find out more at klappen.se/grupp or phone +46 (0)280 96 200.


Event calendar 2017–2018 PREMIER WEEKEND CROSS-COUNTRY PREMIER

24 NOVEMBER

FRIDAY–SUNDAY, WEEK 49

Opening day at Kläppen falls on 8 December. This is when we open the lifts for the season. Enjoy some wonderful twists and turns in the perfect Kläppen snow.

From 24 November we can offer floodlit Kläppen tracks between 5am and 10pm. Stay up to date with the snow status at klappen.se/idag.

NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

CHRISTMAS AT KLÄPPEN

WEEK 52

Celebrate new year from the summit or the foot of the mountain! Behold the giant torchlight parade winding down the mountainside. The evening is rounded off with fireworks.

WEEK 51

Swap the slush in town for Kläppen’s winter wonderland. Kläppen offers traditional Christmas celebrations with lots of snow and plenty of skiing.

SST AND SSS

THURSDAY–SUNDAY, WEEK 4

The Swedish Snowboard Series (SSS) and Swedish Slopestyle Tour (SST) visit Kläppen Snow Park. The Swedish elite compete for slopestyle medals.

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SWEDISH SNOWBOARDING & FREESKIING CHAMPIONSHIPS

WEDNESDAY–SUNDAY, WEEK 11

Swedish Snowboarding and Freeskiing Championships in the best snow park in Sweden. Watch Sweden’s elite riders contest Halfpipe, Big Air, Snowboard Cross and Slopestyle.


MAZDA WEEK

MINI WORLD CUP U12

WEEK 11 Mazda Weekend at Kläppen for all Mazda owners and enthusiasts. Competitions, activities, plenty of skiing and, of course, new Mazda cars at Kläppen.

EASTER AT KLÄPPEN

WEEK 13

When Easter comes around, the days at Kläppen are long and light and the sun warms you up as you ski or sit in one of our restaurants. The days are also full to the brim with fun activities for all the family.

KLÄPPEN HIT N’ TURN

FRIDAY–SATURDAY, WEEK 12

The Mini World Cup is a competition in association with the Swedish Ski Association for all of Sweden’s promising young people aged 11–12. It gives them a chance to compete and challenge others of the same age in the region.

FRIDAY–SATURDAY, WEEK 14

Our Kläppen Hit n’ turn competition will be taking place on Saturday, 7 April for the second year in a row. Kläppen Hit n’ turn is a banked slalom course extending from the upper part of Bäverdalen to the top of the Beckasinen lift.

CHINESE EASTER DOWNHILL

GOOD FRIDAY, 30 MARCH

The Chinese Easter Downhill is being held for the fourth year in a row. A family contest with a mass start (the youngest classes begin and complete half the course) from top to bottom.

KLÄPPEN RENNEN

SUNDAY, WEEK 14

The finale of a fantastic season. This competition is a “family and friends” kind of event. The course offers varied, fun terrain with long, delicate turns like a Super-G track.

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The cold factsContact LIFT OPENING HOURS

Open 8 December 2017 to 8 April 2018. Daily 9am–6pm*. * Opening hours may vary. The lifts close at 3.30pm on Christmas Eve. Floodlit slopes open until 6pm.

THE RESORT Summit 655 metres above sea level. Longest slope 3 km Highest vertical drop 315 m Total slope length 26 km Floodlit slopes 9 Groomers 4 Snow capacity Up to 60 cubic metres a minute Our fully automatic snow cannon system ensures the best quality and guarantees snow on the pistes throughout the season.

LOCAL RULES nn Carrying babies in baby carriers on lifts and pistes is prohibited. nn Sledging in the ski area is prohibited, except on Sledge Evening. nn Use of private snow scooters is prohibited at the resort.

For more rules and ski etiquette, take a look at klappen.se

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RECEPTION Our receptions are located at the Welcome Centre and at Tranantorget. This is where you book the ski school and other activities, or if you have any queries. Welcome Centre: Monday–Sunday 8.30am-6pm. Tranantorget: Monday–Sunday 9am-6pm.

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS Booking and reception, switchboard 0280 962 00 Kläppens livs food store, Handlar’n 0280 240 45 Table reservations, Karelius 0280 962 41 Table reservations, Toppstugan 0280 242 31 Table reservations, Tranan 0280 962 52 Takeaway pizzas, Karelius 0280 962 41 Vehicle breakdown service 0280 810 55 Taxi 0280 204 00 / 0280 200 00 SOS 112 Police, Sälen village 114 14 Doctor’s surgery Sälen village 0280 498 400


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COME AND WORK WITH US! People often praise us for our wonderful, committed staff. Before the start of the winter season, we’re looking for people who love snow and meeting people and who want to give our guests a holiday to remember. What we’ll give you in return is on-site training, wonderful colleagues and a job you’ll never forget. You can find out more about our services and register your interest at klappen.se/jobb We’ll be accepting applications for the winter season between 1 and 31 August.


Your trip to Kläppen starts here Visit www.klappen.se for full details about all we have to offer in terms of skiing, activities, food, accommodation and lots more. Take your time and read all about the holiday excitement awaiting you in the winter wonderland of Kläppen. Book your stay via our online reservation service – it’s easy and convenient. You can see the different options and put together a holiday package that’s perfect for you and your family. If you have any questions, please call us. SÄLEN

Sweden’s closest resort in the Sälen Scandinavian Mountains.

KLÄPPEN

OPENING HOURS

HOW TO GET HERE

CONTACT

Daily, 8 December to 8 April.

Kläppen is located in the Sälen mountains of Dalarna province.

Kläppen Ski Resort, 780 67 Sälen, Sweden Sjungarvägen, Transtrand

Welcome Centre reception: 8.30am–6pm Sport shops: Welcome Centre 8.30am–6pm Tranantorget 9am–6pm

Coordinates: N 61° 04° E 013° 20°. Phone +46 280-96 200

Distances From Falun From Gävle From Gothenburg From Jönköping From Copenhagen From Linköping From Malmö From Mora From Oslo From Stockholm

170 km 259 km 449 km 430 km 762 km 399 km 718 km 85 km 260 km 399 km

info@klappen.se klappen.se

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