Copenhagen is a one-of-a-kind city that combines royal legacy, modern architecture, and centuries of culture to create a destination known for its ecologically friendly lifestyle, architecture, and famed gastronomic pursuits. The Danish capital is also a model for urban sustainability. It was declared the world's greenest metropolis in 2017 when the C40 network of cities certified its urban ecosystem. Copenhagen has focused on adapting public spaces, fostering renewable energy, and rationalising cleaner mobility.
Adaptive reuse is commonly used in Copenhagen. Numerous industrial neighbourhoods have been rejuvenated, with adaptive reuse of former industrial buildings used to produce cultural facilities, residential places, and workplaces. One such is CopenHill, Copenhagen's first ski area, built atop a waste disposal centre. During the summer, visitors can also hike, run or climb the world's biggest climbing wall at this urban recreation area. The waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen is located in an industrial region near the city centre, and aims to be an example model in waste management and energy generation, as well as an adaptive reuse example.
CopenHill is a waste-to-energy plant with a ski slope, hiking route, and climbing wall on top. The hybrid urban entertainment center/environmental education hub is Denmark's largest garbage project to date, and it is part of Copenhagen's commitment to being the world's first carbon-neutral city by 2025. The 44,132-square-foot multipurpose space was created by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), SLA, AKT, Lüchinger+Meyer, MOE, and Rambll.
The artificial skiing slope and recreational hiking trail opened in 2019. Bring your skis and snowboards and hit the slopes here. Like conventional ski resorts, you may complete your day on the slopes with after-ski at CopenHill's very own café and after-ski bar. You find a selection of hot and cold beverages and nice meals at Rooftop Cafén. From here you can enjoy a refreshment while overlooking the ocean. If you're not much of a skier, you can try the hiking route that runs the length of CopenHill's roof. CopenHill also has the world's highest climbing wall of 85 metres, where certified climbers can put their talents to the test.
Apart from skiing, mountain running up the "CopenHill Track" is only one of the many activities available at CopenHill. They hold a running series with the focus on "mountain running," so that everyone can test out the slope's steep percentages ranging from 5% to 35%. CopenHill's one side is used for an extreme activity that fulfils the objective of conducting mountain sports in a metropolitan metropolis without much altitude. The climbing wall is one of the biggest in the world, standing 85 metres tall and 10 metres wide, with many obstacles along the route to the top. The climbing wall is created and painted to look like a natural mountain wall, complete with overhangs and different paths to the summit.
Address: Vindmøllevej 6, 2300 København S.
Passes: You can avail of several kinds of passes for CopenHill which give discounts and perks.
Training: The School Snowminds offers private lessons, with tailor-made teaching with your very own instructor who fits your needs. They also offer group lessons where you can learn to ski collectively in a group with others of 2-6 people.
Hours: Opening hours for skiing and sledding are 2 to 7 pm on weekdays (Mondays closed), Saturdays are 10am-7pm, Sundays are 10 am-5 pm.