By now, you've probably heard about Ski Dubai, the ski resort in the United Arab Emirates in an area that was desert up until 10 years ago. It's not the only indoor ski resort where corporate groups can cool off when temperatures soar and it's not the largest.
Today we'll take a look at 2 other indoor ski resorts as well as 3 that are in the process of development.
SnowWorld (The Netherlands)
SnowWorld Zoetermeer and Landgraaf, the largest indoor ski resorts in the world, offer much more than skiing. Temperatures are maintained at -5 degrees Celsius.
SnowWorld Landgraaf has 5 ski slopes and 9 chairlifts. Europe's largest outdoor park recently opened at SnowWorld Landgraaf which also has a luxury 4 star hotel with meeting facilities, Hampshire Sporthotel - Snowworld Landgraaf. SnowWorld Zoetermeer has 3 slopes and 10 chairlifts.
Jever Fun Skihalle at Allrounder (Germany)
Visitors access the ski slopes that are freshly groomed daily via chairlifts or T-bars. There are also snowboarding and sledding facilities.
Hotel Fire & Ice Dusseldorf/Neuss which provides a view of the slopes from the sauna, has 80 guest rooms and the 11 spacious meeting rooms, The suites have fireplaces and some of the rooms have an Alpine design.
New projects on the horizon will provide more options for corporate groups to keep their cool even during the summer.
Indoor Snow Centre at Stratford's Olympic Park (UK)
Development of an indoor ski and snowboarding center is slated to begin in Stratford Olympic Park, a legacy of the London 2012 Olympics. Word on the street is that it will be ready for 2015.
Skidome Denmark by Danski
With a design inspired by a snowflake, the largest indoor ski resort in the world is set to take shape in Randars, Denmark.In addition to ski slopes for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers, the complex will have restaurants, a hotel, and parkland where members of the group who don't ski can enjoy skateboarding and cycling.
Currently, there are no indoor ski resorts in the USA. If investors have their way, North American companies won't have to travel far to enjoy a state-of-the-art indoor ski resort. Pellion Sunrise, an indoor winter sports complex, has been proposed for Sunrise, Florida. Proposed facilities include the world's largest indoor ski resort, snowmobiling trails, and hills for tubing. Cvent Event Blog will keep you posted as more information becomes available about Pellion Sunrise.
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Photo Credit: Skidome Denmark