World’s Largest Indoor Ski Resort to be Built in Shanghai

Dubai-based shopping mall company Majid Al Futtaim recently announced that it’s building the world’s largest indoor ski resort in Shanghai.

The park, called Wintastar Shanghai, will cover nearly 1 million square feet of land. The current title holder, Harbin Wanda Indoor Ski and Winter Sports Resort in Harbin, China, stands at 869 thousand square feet, reports CNN.

The resort will contain three slopes and 25 non-skiing activities, and there has been no announcement about the project’s competition date.

The Chinese government is trying to encourage citizens to ski. According to a 2017 CNN report, only 12.1 million Chinese people have tried skiing at least once, which is less than 1 percent of the population.

Officials are encouraging businesses to open ice rinks and ski resorts with the goal of having 300 million citizens playing winter sports by 2025.

SOURCE: New York Post, Christian Gollayan