New Artificial Ski Slope Opens on Waste Centre in Denmark

It might look like something out of Bladerunner, but Copenhill in Denmark is real – and will shortly become the world’s first artificial ski slope to located on the top of a waste management centre!

Copenhill Ski Centre, Denmark


440m slope including a black run

Copenhill (aka Amager Bakke) is due to open next month. The 440m slope will have beginner and intermediate runs, as well as a 180m black run. A lift inside the plant will take skiers back to the top, although beginners will be able to use a magic carpet.

The plant is the most efficient waste burning and energy-generating plant in the world and has been designed to process 400,000 tons of waste every year, generating heat for 150,000 households and low-carbon electricity for 550,000 people.

Open Day, 25 November

If you’re in the area there is an open ‘Skate Day’ on Sunday 25 November where you can visit the ‘rolling’ centre and try out your roller skates, scooters, skateboards and roller skates.

The ski center will include a ski shop, rental shop, café and après ski bar. You can find out more about Copenhill on their website.

Depending on how good your Danish is (!), you might find this video about the new slope of interest:

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