When you have the vision, nothing is impossible. Thanks to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, his kingdom will soon flaunt its first ski resort. Where even camels have a $133 a night hotel dedicated to their upkeep, comfort, and meals in a luxury spa compound, humans can indeed expect the very best. Dubbed Trojena, the super-project is the latest to be unveiled as part of NEOM – a planned $500 billion city-state. Trojena will be a luxurious haven in the mountains of the desert kingdom and 33 times the size of New York City. That explains how Trojena will easily accommodate its very own village, luxury and wellness resorts, and an ‘interactive nature reserve and attract a whopping 700,000 visitors by 2030. Part of the plan are picturesque ‘Slope Residences’ aka luxury mansions offering the most stunning uninterrupted views of the artificial lake and its surroundings.
The creative all-year-round ski village will be the epitome of a fusion of technology, entertainment, and hospitality facilities perched at the center of NEOM, in a mountainous region flanked by Saudi Arabia’s highest peaks, 8,530 feet above sea level. Neom shared on Twitter, “This is Trojena – a new world of possibilities, with one-of-a-kind experiences, stunning natural beauty, architectural excellence, and premium lakeside living – in The Mountains of Neom.”
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.” The project is expected to be completed by 2026 and aims to create ‘more than 10,000 jobs and add SAR 3 billion to the Kingdom’s GDP by 2030.’