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Ski-out living redefined

by Rachel Mazanec

SkiingShokhan Mataibekov, an architecture group in Astana, Kazakhstan, is turning the city’s long winters into an apartment amenity at the proposed House Slalom with an outside 1,000-foot ski slope running from the top of the 21-story housing complex to the ground. The ski slope would be constructed of Snowflex, a synthetic material meant to simulate the feeling of real snow, and skiers would get to the top via a chairlift. If approved by city officials, the complex would likely be open to the public, not only apartment residents.

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