A 1,500-foot ski slope atop a power plant just opened to the public in Denmark. Here's what it's like to ski down.
- A waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen contains a 1,500-foot ski slope on its roof.
- The slope officially opened to the public on October 4. Visitors can now ski down its synthetic turf all year round.
- The power plant burns trash to produce electricity and heat for local homes.
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Don't let the green turf fool you - the winding path atop Copenhagen's new power plant is a ski slope, and it's now open year-round.
October 4 marked the slope's official unveiling to the public, though some visitors got to test it last winter.The power plant on which the ski slope sits, known as CopenHill, has been operating since 2017. It burns trash that can't be recycled, generating enough heat and electricity for 150,000 homes in the area.
In addition to ski runs, the plant features amenities like a rooftop bar, fitness area, and the world's tallest artificial climbing wall. But its 1,500-foot-long ski slope has captured the most attention. Instead of using snow, the slope is made of an artificial green turf that's slippery enough to ski down.
Here's what it's like.