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Tuesday May 21, 2024

Neom: Inside Saudi Arabia's futuristic megacity ski resort

Neom's Trojena project to have vertical village, fake snow and man-made lake

By Web Desk
May 04, 2024
Trojena will be an iconic, world-class destination. — Neom/File
Trojena will be an 'iconic, world-class destination'. — Neom/File

The ski resort, Trojena, which is part of Saudi Arabia’s Neom project is tipped to become a "towering marvel of nature," Daily Star reported.

Featuring a "vertical village" and a resort 70% covered in snow, Trojena is set to become the world’s first ski resort in the middle of a desert.

The project aimed to open in 2026 will offer the "highest peak of luxury."

Neom’s "The Line" city is the brainchild of Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman and is part of his 2030 Vision.

According to the Neom website, at Trojena "amateurs and professionals alike will be able to enjoy the many ski runs of various difficulties with an array of contrasting and breath-taking views.

"The blue waters of the Red Sea, beauty of the Neom mountain ranges and the golden desert sand dunes will provide skiers a first-of-its-kind experience that combines these diverse environments with fun-filled and adventurous moments."

The futuristic resort will include a ski village, ultra-luxury family and wellness resorts, and a wide range of retail stores and restaurants.

It will also offer sports activities including a ski slope, water sports, and mountain biking, as well as an interactive nature reserve.

Trojena will also feature a man-made lake.