“Summer skiing in Denmark?” you might ask. That is, if you’re not already familiar with CopenHill. The dry slope on the rooftop of Copenhagen’s Amager Bakke power plant is one of the world’s most unique places to click into skis. This weekend, it will host some of the world’s best skiers for the second annual Scandavian Team Battle.
The CopenHill dry slope sits atop the Amager Bakke power plant, a waste-to-energy power plant in Copenhagen. Photo: Hufton+Crow
Over the weekend, the slopes of CopenHill will host an innovative slopestyle setup. The format of the contest remains the same as last year: Each team consists of two riders representing their country. Three Scandinavian teams are represented this year, with guest teams in attendance from the USA and Switzerland. It’s a viewer-friendly affair, as each team tries to impress the crowd with their best runs.
We´re guessing you haven´t seen a slopestyle quite like this before. Photo: Anton Koch
Copenhagen turned out in force for last year´s event. Come prepared for a good time! Photo: Bailey Wilday
“The competition is truly spectator friendly, as fans are going nuts while watching in the summer heat, drinking beers and enjoying the good vibes from the DJ’s speakers,” says organizer and competitor Jakob Ebskamp. Don’t threaten us with a good time, Jakob!
Last year’s champions Jesper Tjäder and Emil Granbom will return to defend their title, but there are also some new skiers and teams on hand to stake their claim as the kings of CopenHill.
Alex Hackel & Cal Carson
Jakob Ebskamp & Isabella Tvede
Jesper Tjäder & Emil Granbom
Johan Berg & Siver Voll
Christian Moser & Anouk Andraska
Last year´s winners Emil Granbom and Jesper Tjäder are back to defend their title. Photo: Bailey Wilday
Local Copenhagen shredder Jakob Ebskamp wears many caps at the Scandinavian Team Battle as host, organizer and contestant. Photo: Anton Koch
Johan Berg, eyes on the prize. Photo: Bailey Wilday
Once the skiing´s over, the afterparty gets started. Photo: Joachim Züger