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World’s Largest Indoor Ski Resort Planned in Sweden

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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.

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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