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September 30, 2011 (Balsta, Sweden) – Sweden is reportedly all set to get the world’s largest indoor ski resort in the form of the all new ‘Skipark 360′. This one of a kind ski resort will be designed and developed by CF Møller Architects. A highlight of the world’s most complete indoor ski park will be a 700 metre long downhill slope with a drop of 160 metres, potentially enough to meet the requirements for World Cup slalom. At a height of approx. 135 metres, it will be one of Sweden’s largest buildings, and will become a landmark in the forest landscape just outside Stockholm.
World’s largest indoor ski resort planned in Sweden. © FIS
The Skipark 360 is planned to be located in Balsta, which is about 45 minutes away from Stockholm In addition to the Alpine Skiing slope and a snow park, the resort will feature a 3.5 km cross-country skiing tunnel with enough room to play and practice a variety of activities including ice hockey, bandy and figure skating. Restaurants, shops, spa, hotel and conference facilities are also included. The entire structure is being designed to be completely self-sufficient and will meet its power requirements from a variety of renewable sources of energy such as geothermal heating, solar power, wind power and hydro power, with an estimated construction cost of a staggering 1.5-2 billion Swedish kroner. The project is expected to start at the turn of 2013/2014.
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