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.Advertisement
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.
CopenHill is the first power plant that incorporates a ski slope.
The plant burns 440,000 tons of waste per year — but skiers won't smell any of it.
The plant's architect, Bjarke Ingels, officially opened the ski lift on October 4.
Conveyor belts called "magic carpets" take skiers and snowboarders to the top of the hill.
A glass elevator allows visitors to peer inside the plant.
The ski slope is made of neveplast, a synthetic turf that's slippery like snow.
Four ski runs offer varying degrees of difficulty.
On the way down, skiers pass other amenities, including a rooftop bar, café, fitness area, and a walking trail.
The plant's director hopes the facility will attract more than 300,000 visitors per year.