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The Danes travel in the future, at the waste plant Ski

Denmark is not just for high mountains. However, winter sports enthusiasts Danes in the capital, Copenhagen, will have the opportunity to Ski and Snowboard on a

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The Danes travel in the future, at the waste plant Ski

Denmark is not just for high mountains. However, winter sports enthusiasts Danes in the capital, Copenhagen, will have the opportunity to Ski and Snowboard on a waste incineration plant.

CopenHill is the name of the project, which will offer the sports fans among the handlers hagenern an Alternative to expensive ski trips abroad. "We have about 600'000 skier in Denmark, which are dependent on it, to travel to Sweden or Norway or Austria, to go skiing," says Cecilie Nielsen of the operator company. "Now you can do this every day, all year."

opening is delayed

the slopes should be Open already in December. Due to unfavourable weather conditions, the Installation of the green plastic mats, delayed on the 85-Meter-high plant-named Amager Bakke. Now it will be in the spring with the opening when the top of the mats. A 450 meters to his long departure, and a ski lift to take guests up to 78 meters in height.

One reason for the unusual idea was to combine the necessity of a supply system for a large city such as Copenhagen with new and leisure opportunities. "This plant needs to be quite close to the city, more than 150'000 households with electricity and heat," says Nielsen of CopenHill. "And you want to have any huge, ugly plant. You want people to go there and make something out of it." Amager Bakke is the greenest of all combustion plant of its kind in the world. "The ski slope to show the people that the plant is so clean that you can even Ski," says Nielsen.

Faster than in the snow

First guests of the restaurants were allowed to the lower part of the plant in the vicinity of the tip of Noma and the alternative residential settlement Christiania on Tuesday to test. A family, the father came with his son on the track, is thrilled: "This actually makes a lot of Fun," he says. The swings are a bit different than in the snow, everything is a little faster on the plastic covering.

a young snowboarder on the difference to the usual flooring. "It is a bit different than normal snow, and it's a little harder to get Grip. But it is fun. And the view from the top is also very nice." She is looking forward to it, if the whole track was open. "If you live in Copenhagen, are you going for a week to Norway, Sweden or in the Alps." Now you have an Alternative. (chk/sda)

Created: 13.02.2019, 05:34 PM

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