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Winter Holidays in Ginborn

Ginborn provides the perfect location if you are looking for a traditional ‘winter’ holiday as opposed to an ‘alpine skiing’ holiday.  Certainly our son’s first experience of real snow was here and all they did was play in it; a memory that will last a lifetime with stories that get told and re-told over and over as they have grown up.

(A white Christmas cannot be guaranteed but there's not been a green February ever.)

So what

is there to do?

Högbo ‘Pay & Ski’

cross-country skiing and

country park (30 min drive)

Högbobruk is known as Gästriklands cross-country ski paradise as early in the winter season they can offer high-quality artificially frozen tracks for both competitive athletes and sports enthusiasts.   Lighting is provided between 07.00-23.00 hrs daily.

Högbobruk has been the official partner of Vasaloppet for several years and has helped many skiers to hone their skills for this large ski challenge.  In 2007, Högbobruk’s next step involved the building of artificially frozen ski trails bring forward the start of ski season, by six to eight weeks in the autumn.  Once the snow arrives there are many km's of groomed XC trackes to explore through the forest and round the lakes of differing lengths and levels.

Facts about this incredible facility…

Total chilled track length: 2090 meters.

Track width: 3 meters

Height Difference: 10.5 meters

Total length of cooling pipes: Around 80 kilometres

Refrigeration: 4 compressors to cool each 500 meters


Training courses in Cross-country skiing technique...

Team Sportia in Sandviken offers training in cross-country skiing technique and foundational skills under the instruction of knowledgeable instructors.  They also run ski waxing courses.


Group Lessons:  c.a. 2 hrs

4-8 people /group (more people = more groups)


1-8 people 2200 SEK

9-16 people 4400 SEK (2010)



All prices include tax

For bookings and enquires call:  Seppo Lindh, 0046 (0)730 - 43 48 70

Hogbo Pay & Ski #2 Hogbo Pay & Ski

Kungsberg downhill ski area and snowboard park

(40 min drive) www.kungsberget.se

Kungsberg have ski runs for all levels and ability.  Lovely, steep slopes with speed to moderate slopes and children’s runs.  Their moguls are a real challenge too.  10 lifts supply 17 slopes.

Kungsberg Map

Kungsberg has one of Sweden's best Snowparks, 60 000 sqm of sheer adrenaline.


About 13 football fields are filled each year with rails, boxes and jumps of varying sizes and difficulty.  The snowpark is one of Sweden's best according to many in the industry.  The park is shaped every evening / night, both by hand and machine for the next morning to be in top condition.

In their big snow park you will find:

• 3 black jumps

• 4 red jumps

• Wall Ride

• Corner

• 6 different rail & box choices (several more variants coming soon)

There is something for everyone, regardless of ability!


Sample 2010 prices:

Season ticket – from 1050 SEK, Day Pass – from 250 SEK, Ski Hire - from 110 SEK

Parkbadet indoor tropical swimming pool and sauna

(20 min drive)


Swimming adventures in Mediterranean heat of the waterpark, swimming lanes in the exercise pool and a dedicated diving pool, workout at the gym, massage &spa  treatments, solariums, and conference facilities.


The waterpark has two slides, river rapids, Jacuzzi and waves.  The faster slide even has a timing clock so you can compete against each other.  Be warned, it is very, very fast!


Swim under the wall and you are in the outdoor pool, summer or winter.  In the winter show who is the bravest by getting out and rolling in the snow!

Our younger guests have their own small swimming pool with.  Snack is provided in the cafeteria Doppet Café, where simple food is also served.


Children and adolescents who visit the park waterpark must be at least 10 years old, accompanied by an adult and able to swim 200 metres.  To be unaccompanied by an adult you must be at least 16 yrs old.


Parkbadet, Barrsätravägen 38

811 80 Sandviken

Tel 026-24 15 60

E-mail: [email protected]

Holst Fine Forest Experiences

(1hr drive) - www.finnskogsupplevelser.se

Gullan & Leif, are situated in Katrineberg.  During the winters they offer magnificent events with their dog sled team.  They build their company on the basis of professional and personal care of their guests whether you are alone or a company of thirty persons.  Katrineberg has a wonderful natural environment with Blue Mountains high above sea level, great winters, wilderness, a big variety of wild animals and predators.  Leif is a trained tracker.  They are not looking for massive tourism but tourism in a small scale. They aim for quality, not quantity and look forward to having you as their guest.

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Dog Sled Tours –   You have the chance to travel with a large sled pulled by 12 dogs or drive your own (no difference in price).  Experiences include travel cross country, over lakes & bogs, stop to light a fire, grill sausages a meatballs, brew some coffee, wolf tracking, sleep in the open etc. etc.


Choose from ('09/'10 prices)…

A short trip – 2-4 hrs 360 SEK per adult

A half day – ½ day, 1 to 7 people, 650 SEK per adult

A weekend – 1 day, 1 to 7 people, 1050 SEK

An overnight – 2 days, 1 to 7 people, 2700 SEK, you will need your own sleeping bag and overnight accommodation is available locally at extra cost. An experience combining an over night and wolf tracking – As an overnight experience.

Wilderness Gallery and Elk Park

(45 min drive) - www.vildmarksgalleriet.se

The animal and nature artist, Hag-Hans Engstedt and his wife Barbro, welcome you to experience everything that is Swedish wildlife through Arts, Crafts and stuffed animals.  The building is constructed using gnarly tree trunks and the furniture in the café is all made using natural branches in their original shapes – seeing is believing.  Choose a sandwich with either beaver meat, elk heart, elk or wild boar sausage!


Meet Daniel & Victoria the Elk in the Elk Park.  Learn all about Elk, their life and environment.


Wednesday – Sunday 10:00 to 17:00 hrs, Closed Monday & Tuesday, Closed January.


Vildmarksgalleriet - Vildmarksvägen 24 - 816 94 Ockelbo, Tel. 0297-43079

E-mail: [email protected]

Ski Hire


3 hrs 150:- / 1 day 200:- / 2 days 300:-

Waxing 50:- ea occasion.

Ockelbo Adventure (www.ockelboadventure.se)

Sleigh rides with "mulled wine" and possibly Christmas or other food - Skating Tours - Spark Safari - Winter Survival Course (Fornwij)

Prices on request

Most activities are adaptable to your wishes.

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Private Lessons: c.a. 2 hrs


1-3 people…

1 person 700:-/person

2 people 600:-/person

3 people 500:-/person

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