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How cool is this? (proposed Almaty ski slope/apartments)

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Check out the House Slalom Project. This is a proposed ski slope off the top of what looks like a 20 story apartment building. Gives a new meaning to slope side accommodations!

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?!?!  Didn't imagine it would be outdoors on the roof!  Didn't think of Kazakhstan as the likely location.

 

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Very cool. They should build something like that slope side, so you could ski down the building and onto the mountain.

This might have been discussed here already, but there's also a power plant with slope roof in the works. It also has a rock wall face, so i guess you could go "urban ski mountaineering."

http://www.architectmagazine.com/awards/p-a-awards/amager-resource-center-designed-by-bjarke-ingels-group-big_o
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thanks - I did search for another thread already started and did not find this one. Now, should I merge them ?

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thanks - I did search for another thread already started and did not find this one. Now, should I merge them ?

 

Sure? I don't see why not...

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This thread reminds me of several trips I had to take to Almaty on business (in the mid-90s if I recall correctly), on one of which we headed up into the mountains east of the city to visit a nascent ski resort, which may now be known as Shimbulak or Chimbulak.  Lets just say the mountain (very impressive set of 20,000+ foot peaks) was much better than the hardware.  I recall meeting there an ex-pat, British I think, Duncan something or other, who was trying to raise capital to put in some lifts and base facilities.  Don't know how it turned out for him. Almaty always reminded me of what would happen if Moscow mated with Salt Lake City to produce an urban offspring.

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