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This week a Danish travel company revealed ambitious plans to create the world's biggest ski dome. The dome is set to be situated in Randers and will feature eight slopes in total – two outside and six indoors, totalling a huge three kilometres of runs.

Designs for ski dome have been released by Danski, the firm which has commissioned the dome and their architects, revealing that the aerial view will be that of a snowflake shape. This will be achieved by combining three giant arches which will connect in the centre. More incredibly, the arches will actually span the Gudenåen river. Though this is set to be indoor skiing at its best, skiers won't miss out on the picturesque views of the surrounding landscape. The walls will be feature perforations to offer a glimpse of the scenery outside. It's unlikely though that these views can quite compete with the scenes at Alpe D'Huez Ski Resort, which developers claim to have based the artificial slopes on.

Skidome Denmark as it is known, will aim to offer a real skiing experience with all the convenience of a dome. Each slope will have a chair lift enabling access to all the different levels including the black runs in the very top of the structure. The attraction won't just cater for those looking for snow sports. In the central area skateboarders and BMX enthusiasts will find facilities also and one of the roof areas will feature a landscaped park area.

Denmark's Skidome is likely to take several years to come to fruition but in the meantime those looking for the thrills of the slopes with the convenience of the indoors can visit one of the world's other great domes.

Until Denmark's creation comes to life, Dubai's Mall of the Emirates plays host to the world's largest ski dome. No expense was spared in the creation of this 22,500 metre ski experience which even features penguins which come out to entertain visitors daily. Much closer to home and a little kinder on the pocket, UK ski enthusiasts can visit our own real snow ski centres in Tamworth, Staffordshire as well as Castleford and Milton Keynes to name a few. These slopes vary in size but are ideal for those wanting to try the sport before going to the expense of travelling overseas. Two hours on the slopes costs anything from around £20, although it's unlikely that you'll see any penguins in any of the UK's offerings any time soon!

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