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SleekTown at the Kimbo Sessions
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Klappen, home to the Kimbo Sessions, is approximately 390 miles from Sweden’s capital Stockholm and located in the region of Vaesterbotten. Vaesterbotten’s capital city of Umea is around 78 miles away from Klappen. Klappen is located in Salen, which is one of the biggest ski areas in Sweden. The Salen ski resort is made up of the following ski areas: Stoten, Hundfjallet, Tandadalen, Hogfjallet, Lindvallen, and Klappen. The elevation at the summit is 2,181 feet and base is at an elevation of 1,148 feet. Â This makes for a vertical drop of 1,0033 feet at Klappen. There are 35 ski runs, with the longest spanning 2 miles. Nearly half of the runs are beginner ski runs, with the remaining ski runs being split up by intermediate, advanced, and expert. Â For park skiers, there are 4 terrain parks to choose from. Klappen has been open for over 30 years and the ski season usually runs from approximately December through April.
Klappen ski resort has purchased a state of the art gondola, which is the ski resort’s largest investment in it’s history. The opening ceremony will be held in December 2016. The gondola cars will start at the welcome center, with an intermediate station at Tranantorget, and a final station at the top of the mountain. Each gondola can accommodate ten guests comfortably and features heated seats to keep skiers warm on cold days.
Klappen is also a popular recreation destination in the summertime. Â Popular activities include hiking, canoeing, fishing, golfing, and horseback riding. Wildlife viewing with an experienced guide is also a popular activity and a great way to discover the local flora, fauna, elk, beavers, and more. The Vasterdalalven river runs through the region and is home to excellent salmon, char, and rainbow trout fishing.