Sublime Boards is proud to present Sweden’s first organized freeride, King’s Hill Freeride 2012. King’s Hill freeride is a two-day freeride event (August 24 – 26) that gives you the opportunity to shred one of the most demanding hills in Sweden countless times and develop your downhill skills. A ski lift will be working the whole weekend to take you and your friends to the top of the hill, so the number of rides per day will blow your mind!
The hill is located at the beautiful ski resort Kungsberget, 2km north of Stockholm, Sweden. The first time we heard about the track was on the Swedish news on TV in 2007, where Swedish legends Erik Lundberg and Fredrik Linström talked about training for downhill contests and searching for speed and adrenalin in King’s Hill (among other hills in Sweden). Since then only a few riders have actually ridden it because of the demanding characteristics of the track. I was there 2008 and I’ve heard that some other riders were there to explore the hill. The hill remained kind of unridden and many riders classified it as “impossible to ride”. It was not until Autumn 2011 when Martin Klawitter (Sublime Boards/Sector9), Marcus Tjernström (Sublime Boards/Slipstream), Max Meurling (Urskog) och Henrik Eriksson shredded the hill and reported back their stoked adventures on this gnarly track.
After that, Marcus and Martin were always talking about how nice it would be to organize a freeride there. I also thought it was a really good idea. At the end of spring 2012 I decided to pull the event together… and that’s how Sweden’s first and gnarlest organized freeride was born.
King’s Hill is very demanding, for sure, one of Sweden’s most technical tracks. King’s Hill is NOT suitable for beginners. Intermediate to advanced skills in longboarding are necessary to complete the circuit (and survive it). The track is about 2km long, it’s very steep in some parts, small (between 3 and 4m in the straight parts and between 6 and 8m in curves) and the asphalt is in good conditions.
King’s Hill has a unique location. The track is located in a ski resort, Kungsberget, Sweden (aprox. 2 hrs by car from Stockholm). Kungsberget is Swedish for “king’s hill”.
Accommodation and Food
Accommodation is included in the registration fee (from Friday to Sunday, 2 nights). All riders will stay at Kungsberget’s ski resort. 6-10 riders will be staying per apartment.
Lunch is also included in the registration fee (Saturday and Sunday) and it will be served at the resorts restaurant.
Transportation to the top of the hill
King’s Hill has a special feature; the riders are transported to the top of the hill by using a ski lift (two-seat lift). That means decreased delays due to transportation, no oil spots from motor driven transport and it’s a more climate friendly way of transportation.
What you get:
Ski lift to the top of the hill
Accommodation for two nights
Lunch on two days
Shred the most gnarliest hill in Sweden in fully secured conditions with hay bales, crash mattresses, car decks and protection nets.
Frequently asked question
What happens if I cannot ride the hill but want to assist the event?
No problem, the more the merrier! Come and share the stoke with us!! Send an e-mail to email@example.com and we’ll organize accommodation and food for you at the ski resort.
Please have an accident-prevention-attitude!
Skateboarding is a dangerous sport and the risks of injury are very high but one can reduce those risks by using adequate protection and riding according to one’s capability.
Information in Swedish:
All photos by Mr Martin Klawitter