Open-air skiing all year round, and all that in the middle of a city? That has shortly been made possible in Copenhagen. On the roof of a power plant, 'CopenHill' attracts keen skiers. Instead of (artificial) snow, the Danish capital banks on silicone-coated plastic bristles. According to the operators, it is the highest artificial open-air ski hill in the world, and could become a new landmark for the city.
“We want to be the place where families spend their weekends, where friends come together to have fun, and where students spend their time outdoors. In short: the place, where Copenhageners come to relax and exercise”, Ingels says.
But they also want to cater to skiers who want to go on a trip into the snow shortly after: “The idea is for Danes to warm up on CopenHill, before they go skiing in the Alps.”