Ski Egypt has opened its doors this season and already made a huge impact on snow sports in Egypt. Here are some more details on this very unique venue.
Built by the Majid Al Futtaim group (the company which built Ski Dubai which opened in 2005), and located within the Mall of Egypt in 6th of October City, close to the capital, Ski Egypt officially opened on March 5th this year.
Ski Egypt cost around 1.2 billion Egyptian Pounds to build, part of a 6.3 billion Egyptian Pounds spend on the entire mall. The snow centre has a 13,200 square metre footprint and can accommodate 1,200 guests at the same time.
Ski Egypt has four ski slopes of varying levels of difficulty, the longest of which is 210 meters (around half that of Ski Dubai).
The centre contains 7,000 tons of snow, and what the Majid Al Futtaim group describe as, “one of the largest interactive snow parks in the world for fun-filled entertainment.”
The park area spans 7,700 square metres. Attractions include a Polar Express Train, Mountain Thriller, Zorb Ball, and Tube Run.
Ski Egypt features a ski school with highly trained and qualified instructors for beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels. In addition, all staff are highly qualified and multi-lingual, enabling them to interact with tourists.
Ski Egypt is an environmentally friendly project, the Majid Al Futtaim group said in a statement, that adheres to strict standards to protect the environment. It also uses the latest technology to reduce energy consumption and increase water recycling.
Ski Egypt uses the latest and best global security and safety measures to ensure the safety of all guests and staff, the company statement added.
Speaking on March 5th, Omar El Banna, Egypt Country Head at Majid Al Futtaim – Ventures, said, “The overwhelming turnout at Ski Egypt on its opening day, confirms our strategic choice of Egypt for this ambitious project, which we were committed to establishing while adhering to the highest international standards to match Ski Dubai, making it one of the most leading entertainment attractions in Egypt.”
Omar El Banna added, “The project’s investments total approximately EGP 1.2 billion and represents a promising opportunity for our investments in the Egyptian market. We aim to support economic growth, stimulate tourism, and provide job opportunities. Additionally, Ski Egypt encourages and reassures investors to pump greater capital in the Egyptian market.”
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