Norway to get world’s biggest indoor ski resort

Construction starts on 50,000sqm cross-country and downhill resort
In two years, the world’s largest indoor ski slopes will be unveiled in Norway, at a ski resort in Lørenskog, east of Oslo. Anyone with an interest in cross-country, downhill racing or just practicing will be able to ski year-round.
With both feet planted in artificial snow, Prime Minister Erna Solberg symbolically laid the foundation stone of the huge new development at Lørenskog Winter Park.
Announced two years ago, work on the 50,000sqm, NOK 3 billion (€324 million) venue will be completed in 2019. There will be over two kilometres of cross-country trails, with three levels.
The downhill section will be 505 metres long and 100 metres wide, with a gradient of up to 38%. The terrain park will have rails and jumps, and a big jump comparable in size to Tryvann on the other side of the city. The lifts will be able to carry up to 5,000 people per hour.
The idea for the project comes from Olav Selvaag, grandson of the engineer and entrepreneur of the same name.
NTB / Norway Today


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