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Came across this conceptual ski hotel while browsing the web -- trail looks a bit narrow.

 

Eco Architecture: North Slope Ski Hotel delivers sustainable luxury in style

Jolly,  Jan 02, 2010 04:31 EST (195 days ago)  on  Ecofriend  (Original Article)
 

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Eco Factor: Sustainable hotel designed to run on renewable sources of energy.

The North Slope Ski Hotel is the work of eco-minded designer and architect Michael Jantzen, which is designed to be primarily powered by solar and wind energy. The 95-room luxury hotel features eight large vertical axis wind turbines that are mounted on top of the hotel and a large flexible PV array to cover the lower south facing portion of the structure.

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The wind turbines and solar cells are used to supply most of the hotel’s electrical needs. The entire hotel is to be build from the most appropriate and sustainable materials available on the market. Large south facing insulated windows mounted in the front of a large in front of a large amount of thermal mass in the floor of the lobby is used to help passively solar heat the hotel, along with deeply buried earth pipes.

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The windows are shaded in the summer by a large overhang projecting from the south face of the structure. These large controllable windows are also used to provide natural light and ventilation for the hotel. In addition, each of the 95 rooms in the North Slope Ski Hotel, are fitted with two large windows that act as valves to control the amount of light, heat and fresh air that enters each room.

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In addition to these and many other ecofriendly elements designed into the hotel, its signature statement is its shape, which incorporates a 400ft ski slope. Guests can take an elevator to the top of the hotel, and ski down the side of the structure, into the surrounding landscape. They are able to also ski down the hotel’s built-in ski slope during the summer, since it is fitted with a special skiable surface that will not require snow.

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The ski slope is also designed to collect summer rainwater, and winter melting snow, as it is channeled into large storage containers buried at the base of the slope. This water is recycled and used in and around the hotel. There are many other unusual amenities in and around the hotel, like a special eco-spa, and a gym, in which guests can help to power the hotels electrical needs whenever they use the specially designed electrical generating exercise equipment.

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Thanks: [Michael Jantzen]  

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Wow,

In better economic times I am sure this would be on someone's radar.

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Originally Posted by Herminator View Post

Wow,

In better economic times I am sure this would be on someone's radar.



Other than the natural snow this looks like somthing from Dubai...

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This is not skiing,  Just because you are sliding down something slippery you are not necessarily skiing?

 

No cold hands and warm friends. 

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Looks like suicide to me.  All you need is one body laying there in the AM and the next thing you know is, a pile up of bodies.  The architect must never have skied.  There's little room for turns, so you'd have to schuss it, which is not bad, only 400 feet, but still the pitch looks like you'd build up a ton of speed -- just park an ambulance down there.

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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Looks like suicide to me.  All you need is one body laying there in the AM and the next thing you know is, a pile up of bodies.  The architect must never have skied.  There's little room for turns, so you'd have to schuss it, which is not bad, only 400 feet, but still the pitch looks like you'd build up a ton of speed -- just park an ambulance down there.



By 10 am 200 snowboarders will have sideslipped it glistening.  But, maybe it will get bumped up in the springtime

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Tree skiing is a little limited, and employee safety meetings could be challenging.

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There was an old woman that lived in a shoe....er, ski slope....

 

could be the ultimate in ski in/ski out.

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There was a young woman who lived in a slope

 

She couldn't have kids

 

She was frigid.

 

a real suck-o' poem by .. Yuki 

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 There was an old woman that lived in a shoe.  She had so many kids her uterus fell out, OOOhhh!

 

Andrew Dice Clay

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