Alpin Center Bottrop, Germany
From what I've heard, this is the longest indoor slope in the world. With that said, I was kind of disappointed. However, it is the middle of the summer, and I did get to go snowboarding, so it's not that bad.
The slope was alright. However, with it being an indoor slope, I got board with it as there was no diversity through the day. One thing that I noticed was as the day went on, more of the slope started turning to slush and ice. It was a bit tricky to go from watery slush, straight to ice, to machine made groomed snow.
The ride seemed pretty quick. The difficulty wasn't listed, but I would say at best a blue square, I don't think it got into black diamond territory at all.
Overall, I did have fun, and got a great deal for being the middle of summer. Got to cool off, snowboard, eat, drink, and have beer for cheap. The website had a special for 22.50 Euro for all you can eat, drink, rental, and 3 glasses of beer or wine. If we were in season, would this be my first choice? No. During the middle of the summer, is it a great way to test out some new equipment that you may have picked up, or dust off the cobwebs and keep from getting rusty? Absolutely.
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