Tom Scott

It’s a pile of mining waste. Want to go skiing on it?

Monte Kaolino, in Bavaria, Germany, is 35 million tonnes of quartz sand, piled up over the years from a nearby kaolin mine. In the 1960s, one guy just turned up with skis, and now half a century later it’s a theme-park destination for sandboarders and skiiers. ■ More:

Location camera: Moritz Janisch
Producer: Marcel Fenchel
Editor: Dave Stevenson

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