TROJENA is part of NEOM’s regional plan, located 50km from the Gulf of Aqaba coast in the heart of the NEOM nature region. Elevations range from 1,500m to 2,600m and cover an area of nearly 60 square kilometers.
Ground has been broken at the mega resort – which will eventually house 7,000 permanent residents and will see more than 700,000 annual visitors head to the TROJENA, eventually home to a ‘vertical village’, a ‘fun cluster’, shopping, nightlife, more than 100 different sports, festivals, music and fashion events, and – of course – its winter slopes.
Ideally located for alpine and adventure sports, TROJENA experiences sub-zero winter temperatures and has a year-round moderate climate that is cooler on average than the rest of the region. With its clear fresh air and panoramic views, TROJENA will not only be a mesmerizing place to visit, but also the perfect place to live and work.
"We've got the opportunity to put new infrastructure into TROJENA – to build it, develop it and create a place from the start. A place where people love to live, work and play." - Philip Gullet, Executive Director
With the wintery slopes planned to be the biggest draw at the ski resort, sustainable snow production in a country more closely associated with desertscape was one of the first requirements to be addressed.
The main skiing stretch at TROJENA runs at an elevation of approximately 2,400 metres above sea level, explained Gullet. During the winter months, the temperature in TROJENA can range from -17 degrees Celsius to 22 degrees Celsius, making it ideal for skiing.
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