World's Biggest Indoor Halfpipe Opens in Germany

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SAM Magazine - Wittenburg, Germany, November 28, 2006 - The world's largest indoor halfpipe is slated to open the second week of December in Wittenburg, Germany. The pipe is the prime feature of SnowFunPark, Germany's fifth indoor ski area. The facility is scheduled to open December 8. The indoor skiing facility is one of the largest in the world and was built with support from Europe's biggest ski club.

The halfpipe is 426 feet long and 65 feet wide with walls almost 15 feet high and will be able to host FIS sanctioned world cup events. In addition, the facility has jumps and rail features to compliment the pipe. In addition to the halfpipe, the facility features a 1,0823-foot-long slope, which covers 98,430 square feet and has a gradient up to 31 percent, with a vertical drop of 164 feet. A second 263-foot-long slope features beginner and family terrain.

The center cost approximately $50 million and brings the number of indoor skiing facilities in Germany to five. \


Forget the alps!

Hahaha! I had no idea that Germany was such a hotbed of indoor skiing. Amazing.