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World's largest indoor ski park planned for Denmark

World's largest indoor ski par...
The snowflake design will house six indoor and two outdoor slopes in its three intersecting arches (Photo: CEBRA)
The snowflake design will house six indoor and two outdoor slopes in its three intersecting arches (Photo: CEBRA)
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The snowflake design will house six indoor and two outdoor slopes in its three intersecting arches (Photo: CEBRA)
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The snowflake design will house six indoor and two outdoor slopes in its three intersecting arches (Photo: CEBRA)
Skiers will experience real snow on 3 km (1.86 miles) of indoor and outdoor slopes whilst viewing the surrounding region through the perforated façade (Photo: CEBRA)
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Skiers will experience real snow on 3 km (1.86 miles) of indoor and outdoor slopes whilst viewing the surrounding region through the perforated façade (Photo: CEBRA)
CEBRA's six point snowflake propsed design will be the worlds largest indoor ski park at 100,000 square meters (1.076.000 sq.ft) in total, with 70,000 square meters (753,473.73 sq.ft) of skiing (Photo: CEBRA)
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CEBRA's six point snowflake propsed design will be the worlds largest indoor ski park at 100,000 square meters (1.076.000 sq.ft) in total, with 70,000 square meters (753,473.73 sq.ft) of skiing (Photo: CEBRA)
The snowflake design has three intersecting arches, as well as spanning 700 meters and rising 110 meters high across the river Gudenå in Denmark (Photo: CEBRA)
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The snowflake design has three intersecting arches, as well as spanning 700 meters and rising 110 meters high across the river Gudenå in Denmark (Photo: CEBRA)
The six point snowflake will provide infrastructure to the town of Randers, linking districts on both sides of the river (Photo: CEBRA)
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The six point snowflake will provide infrastructure to the town of Randers, linking districts on both sides of the river (Photo: CEBRA)

Innovative Danish architecture firm CEBRA is working in collaboration with the travel company Danski on an alpine style ski dome to be situated in the city of Randers, Denmark. The ski park will provide over 3 km (1.86 miles) of indoor and outdoor slopes as well as a freestyle park, hotel, restaurant and all the modern facilities you would expect in a modern ski resort.

CEBRA has designed the ski dome based upon a six point snowflake and if built it will be the largest indoor ski park in the world at 100,000 square meters (1,076,000 sq.ft) in total, with 70,000 square meters (753,473 sq.ft) of skiing, taking over from SkiDubai with its current 22,500 square meter (242,187 sq.ft) indoor ski facility.

The snowflake will house six indoor and two outdoor slopes in its three intersecting arches, as well as spanning 700 meters (2297 ft) and rising 110 meters (361 ft) above the ground across the river Gudenå in Denmark’s sixth largest city. Each piste operates its own chair lift and an elevator is proposed for access between the arches and their slopes, color graded in the usual manner from beginner to experienced.

Skiers will experience real snow on 3 km (1.86 miles) of indoor and outdoor slopes whilst viewing the surrounding region through the perforated façade (Photo: CEBRA)
Skiers will experience real snow on 3 km (1.86 miles) of indoor and outdoor slopes whilst viewing the surrounding region through the perforated façade (Photo: CEBRA)

Whilst navigating the snow slopes, which are inspired by the resort of Alpe d’Huez in France, skiers will be able to view the surrounding scenery of the region through the perforated façade. One snowflake arch accommodates the black ski runs on its roof for all-year-round outdoor skiing while the other roofs house facilities are for skateboarding, BMX-ing and a landscaped park.

CEBRA's Mikkel Frost runs us through the proposed design in the Skidome Denmark video below (click the "Captions" button for English subtitles).

Sources: Skidome Denmark, CEBRA

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7 comments
Derek Howe
While I didn't understand a word of that video, it does look pretty damn cool.
Aurin Ræder
Press cc to get english subtitles, he mentions the features of the skiing facilities with hotel and shopping mall, second level skating ramps and thirds level outdoor park bridge with ability to ski when it snows outside
ZekeG
They would have a captive audience if they built it around a small mall-then had shopping and dining exposed to the slopes and a warm ride to the top!
Rob Bronckers
nearly correct. the biggest will be the artificial mountain with a heigth of 1000m, which is planned in the netherlands. see www.diebergkomter.nl. Sorry only Dutch language but google tanslate can help.
JPAR
Fail on financial viability - it'd never repay the capital to build the thing. Shame though, as it's a cool concept.
Maarten Bangma
Looks pretty good if you want to Ski in summer!!! a little bigger than Aucklands Snow Planet
billybob1851
i like it!