Ash heap attracts ski enthusiasts

  • 2013-02-06
  • From wire reports
TALLINN - Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders headed to Kivioli over the last weekend, the first after the opening of the ‘ash-heap-turned-ski-resort,’ reports Estonia’s public broadcasting. The hill is 90 meters high; the one in Kivioli is one of seven ash heaps in northeastern Estonia that were created as a byproduct of shale oil production, ETV said.The cost of the project totaled six million euros; currently it includes two lifts and there are plans to build more.Representatives said the longest slope could span 700 meters if they get enough snow cover. There ...
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