Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 2, No 3 (2010)

Integration of Indoor Ski Slopes into the Urban Recreation System

Inga Urbonaitė


Indoor ski slope is an innovative type of active indoor recreation. This new urban character is simulating the concept of mountain ski resort and is considered to be a strong attraction point all year-round. Due to a big scale and complexity, sustainable integration into an urban context should be very carefully considered. Economical, social, environmental and aesthetic impact on surrounding territories is an important factor to be evaluated. International practice shows that the appropriate integration of the above mentioned typology into urban parks increase their popularity and use of the recreation zone. On the other hand, the alien architecture and egocentric dominance of complexes can cause conflict with the existing urban territories and natural environment. Having indoor ski slopes in mind at the stages of regional and town territorial planning is an important point. Only complex development can bring positive results for sustainable town development, town economy, tourism and social life. 

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Keyword(s): indoor ski slopes; active urban recreation; development of tourism and recreation in Druskininkai

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2010.056

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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