Get ready for the wildest winter sports event Copenhagen has ever seen
When you want to host FIS World Cup in ski and snowboard in a country with no mountains, you have to get creative. Fortunately, Denmark is already innovating on that front – maybe you’ve heard of Copenhill on Amager, the world’s only resource center with a ski slope on top?
Now Copenhagen Winter Games has lured the world’s best skiers and snowboarders to Copenhagen by building a scaffolding jump twice the height of Copenhagen’s Round Tower and covering in an astonishing 800 tons of snow (more or less the same as what five full grown blue whales measure, whoa). The ramp will be built inside the humongous B&W Halls at Refshaleøen, Copenhagen's industrial half-island.
About the competition
As if this wasn’t enough to spark some interest already, Copenhagen Winter Games is even one of the Olympic qualification events for snowboarding for the first edition of Big Air at the Winter Olympics 2018 in Peychong. A hundred male and sixty female athletes will be hitting the ramp Friday from 10:00 AM, and there’ll be some intense pressure, when the they come to compete in Copenhagen for the first time.
The event stretches over two days with sport, concerts, food, afterski, competitions and many other things for the fans to take part in. If you want to test your own skills, there’s even an area with rails and boxes where both children and adults can have a go at it.
Check out the full schedule, get details about the competition and buy your tickets at Copenhagen Winter Games’ website.
|03/11/2017 - 04/11/2017||Friday, Saturday|