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Longing for the mountains

Published: 2020-10-12 10:43

The fall has started to wrap a big, wet and cold embrace around the Gothenburg area. I do like the autumn, with the fantastic colours, lighting a fire, the fresh air and weekends in the garden and forest. Sounds amazing right? There is a catch. I am conveniently not saying anything about the rain. The heavy and seems-to-never-stop-rain we have here most of the autumn.


So I want snow. I am longing for snow. I need snow.



Last winter we did not have any snow in Gothenburg at all. My daughter’s snow racer remained in the shed the entire season. Such a waste! And when the time came to go skiing in the Swedish mountains in February the darn snow racer did not fit in the car. You can imagine the drama! 😉

This is what we long for every winter in Gothenburg. Snow! So that we can play in the snow and build a snow man! (We do get a little snow sometimes)
Morning in the slope by myself. Love it!

Well anyway, away we went to the Swedish mountains, to Sälen, and had a fantastic week with friends and their kids. Lots of snow everywhere; on the cabin roof, on the trees, just everywhere.

So pretty. So, so unbelievably pretty.


I sometimes I wonder how it came to be that I am living in the city in Sweden with perhaps the least amount of snow… 🙂

Ski teacher with a our bunch of 4 year olds

Anyways, Sälen was amazing. The weather was amazing, the skiing was amazing, the company was amazing and my kid was the most happy kid!

She stood on those skis for the very first time on the Sunday and 7 days later she was suddenly so very good! (OK, maybe I am a bit biased, but still) I need to give lots of praise to the ski school and their super concept and teachers. We could never have done that ourselves.

This is actually not my picture or kid, but you get a good idea what the Valle interaction was like before Corona! (Pic from skistar.com)



Another thing that was amazing was the cabin we had. Spacious, with a sauna and very lux for the Swedish mountains (new appliances and newly renovated). A great place to stay for the week!

The SCA/Essity personnel foundation

At Essity we have this foundation which owns lots of cabins, houses and apartments all over Sweden, Europe and the world actually. Through this foundation we can rent those accommodations to a very fair price and to me this is really one of the most amazing benefits that we have at Essity. I will for sure be one that uses the opportunity to rent those places again and again until I’ve seen them all 😀

And this particular place we liked so much that we rented it again already now in December. Can’t wait to tumble through the snow again!


What do you think about snow and the Swedish mountains?

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Ellinor Karlberg Holst
21 oktober 2020

Hi Giulia, I hope you do get to experience the magic of the skiing and snowy winter season in Sweden! :-) Pure magic :-)

Ellinor Karlberg Holst
21 oktober 2020

HI Mikaël, Gullholmen is really nice! I had the opportunity to go there in June this year :) Enjoy!

Mikaël Sanglier
20 oktober 2020

I miss snow as well!

Really happy to have access to those cabins! I've enjoyed one in Sälen last winter and it was awesome: a couple of hundred meters from the tracks, saeasy access, sauna..., just perfect.

But let's enjoy a bit autumn first, I'm gonna test the cabin in Gullholmen soon! Maybe we'll have an autumn storm?

Giulia Salvestroni
13 oktober 2020

It´s great what Essity organizes for its employees and all the possibilities we have to entertain ourselves and socialize - I should definitvely try out the same experience in Sälen to finally like cold seasons as you, Ellinor :)

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Longing for the mountains
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