Skiing in one of the world’s flattest countries
Denmark is said to be within the top five of the flattest countries in the world, however, there is still a possibility of going on a sustainable skiing adventure in the capital of Copenhagen. CopenHill is situated centrally in the city and is placed on top of a waste-to-energy plant, which provides electricity to 30,000 households in Copenhagen as well as central heating for 72,000 households. The energy plant incinerates around 1000 tonnes of waste per year.
CopenHill opened in October 2019 and features four lifts and three slopes of varied difficulty. The top of the hill is the steepest of its kind in the world with an incline of 30%. Further, it also has a climbing wall, a hiking trail, a run track and offers the possibility of sledding as well. The surface of the slope is covered in Neveplast, which is a form of green plastic that looks a bit like grass, so the slope can be used when it’s not snowing.
The hill is also complete with its own rooftop café, where there is a chilled vibe and the possibility to enjoy the view of Copenhagen and Sweden. At the base of the hill, there is a ski bar, which serves the perfect possibility for after ski complete with schiwasser, Weissbier and other drinks.
For other skiing experiences, look to the Danish island of Bornholm. The rocky island is situated in the Baltic Sea and is one of the hilliest places in Denmark. It also has a ski slope with a lift. If the weather allows it, and there is enough snow, this hill will provide a fun day for the entire family.