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Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by D-eye, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/23/travel/copenhagen-ski-hill-powerplant.html
    “Wear long sleeves, gloves, long pants and a helmet in case you fall.” - no **** :D
     
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    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  3. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    where ? I did look
     
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    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’s about, couple of threads. But too hard to find on the phone.

    Probably deserves it’s own thread.
     
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    MarzNC One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    There was a proposal years ago to stick a chairlift on Black Mountain in Canberra for sightseeing.

    In my dreams adding a chair on either Black Mountain or Mt Stromlo, along with a few select "snow" runs cut among the trees, along with some extra mountain bike tracks, hiking tracks, and a decent visitors centre at the top would make for a nice addition to Canberra.
     
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    With the current interest in this it would be a winner from day 1.
     
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    MarzNC One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Found a video review that actually gives a sense of what it's like to ski down.



    Notes on the YouTube page:
    "Hi Just back from a totally awesome new skiing experience. There is a brand new artificial ski slope that has just opened in Copenhagen, Denmark, and I was among the first ones to ski on it. It’s built on top of an 85m high power plant combining environmental values with new tech and outdoor sports. Not only skiing since there are hiking trails, playgrounds and climbing walls integrated in the building. The building itself is a great master peace of modern multifunctional architecture and cost approximately 680 million Dollars to build (wiki).

    But it’s not only a ski slope. It’s an experience. It’s like going to the Alps. The lift ticket office, equipment rental, ski shop, ski school, restaurant and after ski bar are all located in the same brand new fancy building and you feel like stepping into any big ski resort premises in for example the Alps. On the area they have for example gondolas and chairs from chair lifts in Saalbach for decoration and for climbing in and out of. Great idea.

    The ski slope itself was a fun experience and I can highly recommend it to anybody that is die hard skier like myself but also to anyone interested in starting skiing but never got around to doing it because there were no slopes nearby or did not want to spend a lot of money on a trip to the Alps just to learn the basics. Look no further, here you can learn to ski and once you master Copenhill you are good to go to any real slope of easy to moderate terrain.

    What I enjoyed a lot was not freezing. My feet and fingers get cold when I ski, especially when taking instructors clinics or teaching myself. Here it is possible to really dig into those details and try to master whatever you are working on without frost bites.

    The skiing itself was also a lot of fun. It feels like skiing on ice crystals, it’s hard and slippery and you lack traction, but after a while you get the hang of it. Be aware that the slopes are a bit narrow. Especially on the lower sections since there are rails and jumps and that sort of stuff so watch out for other skiers above and below you. Well, that’s something you should always do no matter where you ski.

    Great fun weekend for me. Please go and visit Copenhill and spend a few days in Copenhagen enjoying sightseeing, bicycling around town, grab something to eat from a nearby smorgasbord and have a few pints of the finest beer in the world, Tuborg.

    Note that I visited Copenhill as a regular tourist, payed my own way and had no added privileges. This is as honest as it gets.
    reg.
    Tom"
     
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    Especially on Black Mt, as there aren't any official ones, just fire tracks.