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Posted by Victor Crew on

Copenhagen’s New Ski Resort is Also a Sustainable Heat and Power Plant?

All the right elements for a classic, European winter vacation—winter sports, sustainable practices, and Danish coziness—came together to create a fascinating new travel destination which opened to the public in early October.

Amager Bakke, or CopenHill, is the name of the new destination. Though you might be surprised to learn it is a heat and waste-to-energy power plant in Copenhagen. But it is also a man-made ski and snowboard slope.

The building itself burns waste instead of fossil fuels and is part of Copenhagen’s initiative to be the first carbon-neutral capital by 2025. The plant works by burning waste and then using the heat for, well, heat–and also uses some of that energy to create electricity. These two resources support tens of thousands of homes in Copenhagen.

As for the ski area, it is 400 meters long and includes four slopes of varied skill level. There is also a freestyle park and slalom course. The slopes do not rely on either natural or man-made snow, thus promoting green tourism all year in Denmark.

The park also includes running trails, climbing walls, and a café.

Denmark winters are cold, but there are no mountains, so this facility adds some diversity to what the country has to offer tourists.

Posted by Jody Victor's Crew on

So you want to go to the World Series!

So Jody wanted to see what it would cost to go to the World Series this year. The Boston Red Sox are playing the St. Louis Cardinals.

Tickets to Game 2 at Boston run between $346.50 and $585 at primesport.com. We could buy our tickets to the game here and then try for accommodations or we can try to find package deals.

Let’s look at some package deals available. With Game 1 starting tonight, we can look at Game 2 for tomorrow. Greatatlanticsports.com offeres a package starting at $1,295. This will get you 2 nights standard hotel accommodations, 2 reserved upper level foul pole/down the line tickets, and services of tour staff, all taxes and gratuities included to Game 2.

Next is actual travel. From the Canton, Ohio area, to drive would take about 10 hours to drive about 660 miles. Then there are tolls, gas etc.

Round trip flights on Delta from Akron/Canton airport to Logan airport are start at $741.50 leaving today with a layover in Detroit, and returning Friday. Let’s give us some time and leave at 1:35p to arrive at 7:19p with a stopover. That will be $1212.50.

So we are up to just over $2500. When we get there we can decide to use public transportation, see if there are hotel shuttles available or rent a car.