Above: Per-Olof Forsberg
The mid-90’s were an exciting time to be alive, 1996 specifically was pretty damn cool. Pokémon was first released in Japan, Dolly the Sheep was the first mammal to be successfully cloned from an adult cell, and Lindvallen, a small resort in Sweden, opened the world’s first Ski-Thru McDonalds- ‘McSki’. Still going strong over two decades later, this little piste-side hut is spitting out Big Macs and Nuggets quicker than you can say “no gherkin”.
The restaurant has an inside seating area that can hold up to 140 customers, but also operates its own ‘ski-thru’ window where you can roll up on your board and ride off into the sunset chomping on your burger. Sauces say that the full McDonald’s menu is available at the piste-side restaurant. What a time to be alive.
With the price of snowboard trips increasing each year, are these cheap and cheerful food options the future? Or should we be supporting the local restaurants and businesses who rely on the ski season to survive?
Either way, we’ve barely left our houses since March so we’re living vicariously through this. Drop us a line if you’ve been to this Maccas and have a few nuggets of info about it to tide us over until we discover the Colonel’s built a KFC stand carved into a halfpipe.