The city of Copenhagen has made significant steps to decrease its carbon footprint on the world. To showcase those efforts, the city will be installing an artificial ski slope and at the same time boosting interest in snow sports in Denmark.
Affectionately called Copenhill, the artificial slope sits atop of the Amager Resource Center (ARC). Opened in 2017 the ARC is Copenhagens primary waste to energy plant and houses a number of innovative technologies that have been used globally to recycle city waste. The centre would like to showcase these technologies and have deemed the best way to do is with the construction of a ski and snowboard slope.
The slope, constructed with assistance from Italian company Neveplast, is 200m long and 85 vertical metres tall. The facility will have 1 t-bar lift and offer night skiing and snowboarding all of which will be powered by green energy from the plant. As well as the slope, Copenhill will have a number of public access points under the hill where visitors can see the inner workings of the waste to energy plant. The centre is located 6.5km outside of the city centre and can be easily accessed by public transport making it a key attraction for the city’s residents and tourists. Copenhill will be a model for sustainable living and snow sports.
The facility is in its final stages of construction and will open in October 2018.
For more information on Copenhill visit www.copenhill.dk