Majid Al Futtaim announces world’s largest indoor ski park in China

Family entertainment operator, Majid Al Futtaim, has announced that it will provide design and development consultancy services for the world’s largest indoor Snow & Ski resort, Wintastar Shanghai. The project, led by KOP Limited, marks Majid Al Futtaim’s first foray into a market outside of the MENA region, as well as its maiden indoor snow entertainment venture in China.

Wintastar Shanghai’s alpine-themed 90,000 sq.m Ski & Snow Park will feature three ski slopes of varying gradients, including a slope of Olympic standard for training. For non-skiers, Wintastar Shanghai will feature 25 snow play attractions.

This announcement builds on Majid Al Futtaim’s expertise with Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski and snow attraction in the Middle East. Additionally, in 2017, Majid Al Futtaim launched the first indoor ski resort in Africa with Ski Egypt and is currently developing Ski Saudi, a snow park in Oman, and will operate a snow park in Abu Dhabi’s upcoming Reem Mall, which makes it one of the largest developers and operators of indoor snow entertainment facilities in the world.

“We are delighted to work with KOP Limited and provide our expertise in developing what will be one of the greatest indoor snow entertainment facilities in the world,” commented Ahmed Galal Ismail, chief executive officer at Majid Al Futtaim. “This partnership underscores Majid Al Futtaim’s extensive knowledge and experience in designing, developing and operating indoor snow entertainment facilities that speak to changing customer and lifestyle preferences. We are confident this represents the beginning of an extensive international footprint when it comes to indoor snow entertainment facilities.”

Ms Ong Chih Ching, the executive chairman and executive director of KOPL added: “Majid Al Futtaim’s impeccable track record will help bolster Wintastar Shanghai’s vision to bring world-class, hi-tech and safe indoor skiing and snow play into China. As a Singaporean company familiar with the Chinese culture, combined with our international track record and reputation in developing new-to-market concepts, we hope to work with Majid Al Futtaim and other foreign partners to deliver new experiences to Chinese consumers.”

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