China currently holds the record for housing the largest Indoor Ski resort in the world with the 869,000-square-foot Harbin Wanda Indoor Ski and Winter Sports Resort situated in the north eastern part of the country. And as news would have it, the country is now vying to break its own feat by building an even larger indoor ski ground in association with the famed Dubai firm – KOP Limited.
Called the Wintastar Shanghai, the resort will include hotels, restaurants, play areas and a spa, a Nordic-themed water park, show events, exhibitions and performances. However, its highlight will be an alpine-themed 90,000 sq. m Ski & Snow Park with three indoor ski slopes including one that is large enough for Olympic training. The larger-than-life attraction will be build inside a one-million-square-foot building that will be located just minutes from the new Disney park in the city. The project (expected to be completed by 2020) will be the joint work of Shanghai Lujiazui Development (Group) Company, Wintastar Holdings – a subsidiary of KOP – and Shanghai Harbour City Development (Group) Co, who have together formed a joint venture to develop the iconic Wintastar Shanghai resort.
Commenting on the iconic launch, Ms Ong Chih Ching, executive chairman and executive director of KOP, said: “This is KOP’s largest project so far, and we are excited to work alongside our strong local partners to push new boundaries and introduce new and innovative concepts to the Chinese market. The large-scale mixed-development will also offer opportunities for KOP to build new income streams, many of which are recurring in nature, for our sustainable growth going forward.” Ski enthusiasts, let’s get China Bound, shall we?