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Enormous luxury ski resort in the desert

Saudi Arabia will be building a luxury ski resort in the desert worth billions!

The ski resort called Trojena is part of a bigger project – Kingdom’s Neom Megacity which will cost $500 billion to build.

It has already begun, and they plan to use it to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games! They will be the first in Western Asia to ever host the winter games.

Trojena will contain a “folded vertical village”, wellness resorts, luxury mansions with views of the ski slopes “interactive nature reserve”, and a 3km man-made lake. According to Saudi Arabia’s factor leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - This will redefine mountain tourism worldwide by creating a place based on the principles of ecotourism- enhancing the community’s quality of life and preserving nature.

The first-ever all-year-round ski resort is a futuristic idea and will be ensconced in the desert’s most mountainous region and the country. According to New York Post, the desert kingdom is 33 times bigger than New York City, and the Peaks Mountains reach around 8,530 feet above sea level.

It is expected by the Saudi government that the project will generate 10K jobs and $800 million. It is scheduled to be completed in 2026, and by 2030, it is expected to draw around 7K permanent residents and 700K visitors.

The man-made village, The Vault, will include “bespoke experiences where reality and imagination are combined.” It connects the physical and digital worlds through advanced architecture, exceptional design, and technology.

It is important to add that tourism in the area is unique as it creates a destination based on its environmental and geographical diversity. Professionals and amateurs will be able to enjoy ski runs of various levels of difficulty while enjoying breathtaking views such as the blue waters of the Red Sea, golden desert dunes, and the beauty of the Neom mountain ranges. It will be a first-of-its-kind experience that mixes diverse environments with adventurous and fun-filled moments.

It is still a bit unclear how the snow will be maintained. All-weather snowmaking machines that maintain snow cover at temperatures well above freezing point exist, however, the area to be covered is enormous. Covering Trojena’s ski slopes will require a lot of energy, although, the project officials want Neom to be zero carbon city.

The Neom development is regarded as an ambitious plan where a 170km straight-line city, an entirely non-profit city named after Salman, and an eight-sided city that floats on the water are going to be built.

Trojena will be located in the center of Neom, 50km from the Gulf of Aqaba coast. The temperatures are 10 degrees lower than the Saudi Arabia average – “range from 10-45C (50-110F), so close to freezing at times – according to Snow-Forecast.

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