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The Black Lake of Borga Ski Resort

The Black Lake of Borga Ski Resort

I Wonder, It Scares Me

pop quiz: not one of their classic sing-a-longs, but unmistakably Sweden’s fab four

Happened to catch a trailer for a new BBC Four drama the other day; Black Lake. It is a Swedish thriller set in an abandoned ski resort; this must be the new thing; ‘War for Planet of the Apes’ had the same idea.

The basic premise of the eight parter seems to be that a group of friends head to an abandoned ski resort to ‘find themselves’. What they actually find are remnants of the creepy events from twenty years ago (which are what led to the ski resort being abandoned in the first place!).

The series is in Swedish with English subtitles; not a format I generally get along with, but I might have to give it a go in order to get a glimpse of the ski resort. It is on BBC Four and available on iPlayer.

The Swedish ski resort in question, where the drama was filmed, is not actually abandoned; it is the Borgafjallen ski resort; owned and operated by the Borgafjallen Hotel. Looking at a few videos online, it looks like another place where the piste-map doesn’t tell the whole story: Off piste skiing and ski touring in the back country look very popular.

pop trivia: ‘Abba’ of course. Lyric is from ‘I Wonder’ sung by Frida on the 1977 album, creatively called ‘Abba: The Album’.

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