I Wonder, It Scares Me.
pop quiz: the lyric above is from what song and artist? clue: not one of their classic sing-a-longs, but unmistakably Sweden’s fab four.
I happened to catch a trailer for a BBC Four drama the other day; Black Lake. It is a Swedish thriller which has been filmed in the ‘abandoned’ ski resort of Borgafjallen. I guess that 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 Swedish ski resort in question, where the drama was filmed, is not actually abandoned; it is the Borgafjall ski resort; owned and operated by the Borgafjallen Hotel.
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 was on BBC Four and maybe available on iPlayer.
I’ve looked at a few videos online and it looks like another place where the piste-map of Borgafjallen doesn’t tell the whole story. Off piste skiing and ski touring in the back country look very popular.