China’s Axis Leisure Management has announced that it is working on one of the most iconic indoor snow ski resorts on the planet.
It will be named Snow World Shanghai and will be the fourth largest indoor ski slope in the world. According to Axis it will open in late 2023 and will be “one of the largest indoor ski resorts in the world and will feature some of the most advanced technology in the world.”
Axis Leisure Management is a strategic planning, consulting and management services company with offices in Beijing (China), Hong Kong and Vancouver (Canada).
Since 2007, the company has been involved in the rapid growth and evolution of winter sports destinations throughout China.
Its track record suggests that the fourth largest indoor ski resort in the world will become a reality, as Axis has participated in the design and construction of most of the major ski resorts in the Asian country, such as Fulong Chongli Four Season Resort, Thaiwoo Ski Resort, Genting Scret Graden, Vanke Shongua, Changbaishan, Royal Mulan or Snowland Resort among others.
Axis image of Snow World Shanghai. It will be the fourth largest indoor ski slope in the world.
According to the company, the current specifications of “Snow World” give the building an area of more than 90,000 m2.
However, the learning-to-ski area will account for half of the surface area, reaching 45,000 m2. These figures position the future Chinese ski resort as the fourth largest in the world in terms of snow surface area, ahead of the fourth largest in the world, SNØ, located 15 minutes from the center of Oslo (Norway) and with 36,000 m2.
However, it will not surpass the massive Chinese facilities located in Harbin (72,600 m2), Guangzhou (56,000 m2) and Chengdu (55,000 m2).
The Shanghai facility is being built just 30 km from Shanghai Disney and Pudong International Airport. It will feature three ski slopes and “an elaborate winter-themed snow playground offering a wide variety of activities for all ages on multiple floors of the 60-meter-high venue.”