"This is more than a ski centre. We are going to build a hotel, apartments, a winter academy, and shops. It will be a destination," Kjetil Fladmark-Larsen, chief executive of Lorensburg Winter Park, told Norway's TV2 broadcaster, as the parent company, Selvaag Group, gave the project the green light.
"On 9 September 2015, the green light was given to start construction of Skihallen," Selvaag said on its website Skilhallen.no. "After four years of superior engineering and planning we will work together with the architects firm Snøhetta to produce details plans and drawings."
The six-story building will contain 36,000 square meters of snow, and a slope 505 meters long and more than 100 meters wide. The slope will have five different ski lifts, three different runs and a capacity for 5,000 skiers an hour.