5 Dec - New proposed snow centre in Denmark would be world's biggest
A new indoor ski area has been proposed for the city of Randers in Denmark, which, if built, would be the world’s biggest yet.
Ski Dome Denmark would be 110m high and 700m in diameter with an indoor ski area of 64,000 square metres. It would be able to accommodate up to 3,000 skiers and boarders at any one time and has already its own piste map. Indoor temperatures would be maintained at -1C.
The company behind Ski Dome Denmark, DanSki are a Danish ski travel agency. They say they are working in partnership with skiwear brand SOS and the French ski resort Alpe d’Huez. The trail names have Alpe d’Huez associations like ‘Mini Sarenne.’ However they have not provided any information on funding for the structure which would be made up of three overlapping arcs containing the slopes. From above they resemble the six lines of a typeface snowflake.
The structure includes six indoor runs, two easy blues, two steeper reds and two blacks – totalling just over 3km of runs. All indoor runs will be 740m long and 32m wide, the easy runs covering 42m of vertical, the moderate runs 67m of vertical and the steepest runs 92m of vertical. There’ll be six indoor and two outdoor lifts and a travelator. There would also be two outdoor black runs, 48m long and 800m long.
Other facilities would include a terrain park with quarter pipe, rails and kickers and off slope there would be shops, changing and bathing facilities, a hotel and restaurants including one offering spectacular views from the top of the structure.