Dwarfing the Qatari’s spend of $220 billion on the 2022 Fifa World Cup, Saudi Arabia’s MBS is is gearing up to spend $500 billion to build a futuristic ski resort in the desert to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be an eye-catching nation in the coming years. A significant jewel of the glittering destination will be the megaproject called Trojena. Part of the $500 billion project Neom City, Trojena will offer year-round outdoor skiing and adventure sports and is slated to be completed in 2026. Trojena has officially won the bid to host the Asian Winter Games 2029.

Said to be 33 times the size of New York City, the mountainous haven will house a ski village, an artificial lake, ultra-luxury mansions, and the Mirror Line. Let’s take a closer look at the different aspects of this 60-square-kilometer skiing and outdoor activity resort-


Trojena will include six distinctive development districts –
Whatever your intention for a holiday, Trojena will provide it. Comprising six districts, namely Explore, Discover, Gateway, Valley, Relax, and Fun, visitors can discover the wonders of this excellent destination based on their mood for the day.


The adrenaline junkies will thoroughly enjoy a ski village featuring a range of sports, a ski slope, mountain biking, and watersports. The average temperature is about 10 degrees Celsius cooler than other cities in Saudi Arabia, and a chilly 0 degrees in the winter.

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Another zone in the luxurious ski resort is called the Vault, a “vertical village” comprised of restaurants and retail stores for those who love to shop till you drop, even in the mountains ranging from 1,500 meters to 2,600 meters.


The relaxation district will introduce guests to world-class wellness and family-friendly resorts, including The Bow Hotel. Neom Trojena sets new standards of hospitality with 25hours and Morgans Original hotels, its first lifestyle hotels.

The resort will be home to a large man-made lake.

Four seasons of Trojena, the ultimate holiday destination-
Trojena is dubbed a year-round outdoor destination for skiing and adventure sport; however, it is best to learn of their four seasons and pay a visit per the activities that suit you and your family. The Wellness Season comprises a wellness summit, alternative medicine, and yoga retreat conducted between September and November.


The Winter Season offers skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, winter fashion week, and film and music festivals, which take place from December to March. Adventure season is dedicated to high-altitude training, adventure triathlon, and outdoor events like mountain climbing, biking, etc. The Lake season seems incredibly pleasurable from May to September, with music and food festivals, art fairs, cultural week, etc.

Trojena will be developed as per the vision of Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman.Via Facebook / @His Majesty King Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Trojena will play host to the 2029 Asian Winter games –
Located 50km from the Gulf of Aqaba, Trojena aligns with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 goals. With Trojena complete, Saudi Arabia will be the first country in the Middle East to be awarded the iconic 2029 Asian Winter Games. It is the perfect place not just to holiday and visit but also to live and work.

An inside look into what will become the folded vertical village.

Trojena will contain more than 3,600 hotel rooms and 2,200 homes. The 9th edition of the games will be located in the highest mountain range in Saudi Arabia and will welcome participants from over 32 countries.

Once completed the Trojena project will look like something straight out of Star Wars.

It is expected to attract a whopping 700,000 visitors by 2030 and bring 10,000 jobs to generate ( SAR3 billion) $1 billion for the Kingdom. New York Post shared the comment of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, “TROJENA will redefine mountain tourism for the world by creating a place based on the principles of ecotourism, highlighting our efforts to preserve nature and enhance the community’s quality of life. [It] will be an important addition to tourism in the region, a unique example of how Saudi Arabia is creating destinations based on its geographical and environmental diversity.”

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