The indoor indoor ski resort will open in China with an Olympic-level slope (plus some hotels)
- The Wintastar Shanghai resort in China will include hotels, restaurants and three covered ski slopes
- The resort will also have 25 "snow play" attractions for non-skiers and will be just minutes from Disneyland
- The big project is being managed by the operators of the indoor ski resort at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai
Jennifer Newton for MailOnline
The bragging rights for housing the world's largest indoor ski resort will remain in China for some time.
The largest is the 869,000-square-foot Harbin Wanda Indoor Ski and Winter Sports Resort in Harbin, in northeastern China, which opened its doors last year. The Dubai ski park is currently the second largest indoor ski resort in the world.
But a new attraction at the opening of Beijing in 2022 will take them both to the top of the standings, roughly tripling the size of Dubai's attraction.
An artist's impression showing how the Wintastar Shanghai complex will look. It will become the largest indoor ski resort in the world, with three different tracks, when it opens in 2022.
It is called Wintastar Shanghai and will include hotels, restaurants, 25 attractions of & # 39; games with snow & # 39; for non-skiers and three covered ski slopes, and one of them is good enough for Olympic training.
They will be housed inside a one million square foot building that will be located just minutes from the new Disney park in the city.
The project is being managed by the Dubai-based Majid Al Futtaim, which opened the first indoor skiing attraction in the Middle East at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.
It will be built in partnership with the real estate and hospitality firm SGOP Catalist of Singapore, KOP Limited.
Ahmed Galal Ismail, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim – Ventures, said: "We are pleased to work with KOP Limited and provide our experience in the development of what will be one of the best indoor snow entertainment facilities in the world.
"This partnership underscores the extensive knowledge and experience of Majid Al Futtaim in the design, development and operation of indoor snow entertainment facilities that relate to the changing preferences of customers and lifestyle.
The project is being managed by Majid Al Futtaim, which inaugurated the first indoor skiing attraction in the Middle East at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai (pictured)
"We are confident that this represents the beginning of a broad international presence with regard to indoor snow entertainment facilities."
There is no opening date for the ski resort, but it is expected to become operational in 2022 when Beijing hosts the Olympic Winter Games.
The Chinese city will become the first host of summer and winter games.
Meanwhile, Majid Al Futtaim is also developing snow parks in Oman, as well as in the new Reem Mall in Abu Dhabi.