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Futuristic, unparalleled ski slope and recreational hill on top of a new resource handling centre.

Futuristic, unparalleled ski slope and a recreational hill on top of a new resource handling center.

Spectacular and innovative in the true sense of the words. That’s CopenHill. The artificial skiing slope and the recreational hiking area opened in fall 2019, built on top of the new waste management center. This sounds like something out of a sci-fi fantasy but is a reality since the power plant opened in 2017 under the name ARC (Amager Ressource Center).

Copenhagen’s first ski destination

You are now able to bring out your ski and snowboard and head down the slopes at CopenHill. You can either bring your equipment, or you can rent some from the local shop Steep and Deep where experts will be ready to help you out. Just like more traditional ski sports destinations, you can of course finish your day on the slopes with after-ski at CopenHill’s very own café and after-ski bar.

If you are not much of a skier, you can try the hiking trail that goes all the way along CopenHill’s roof. At CopenHill, you will also find the world’s highest climbing wall of 85 meters, where certified climbers can test their skills.

Innovative and sustainable

Combined, the playful design and of course the ski slope on top will be an all-new way to think about urban resource handling and build waste-to-energy plants that are welcomed by the inhabitants.

ARC is one of the steps towards Copenhagen’s goal of becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral capital.