Ski resorts are big travel business, and in the battle for visitors, size is everything. Adding extra runs and lifts, or connecting into other areas of the mountain are all part of the alpine arms race to attract more punters.
China's latest import is snow. From Dubai. Well, not quite. Dubai-based retail giant Majid Al Futtaim -- the company behind Ski Dubai, the Middle East's first indoor ski slope -- has announced it is helping develop what it claims will be the world's largest indoor snow and ski resort for Shanghai.
Take a minute and think about famous ski destinations around the world. Maybe your mind turns to Aspen in Colorado or Whistler in British Columbia. Possibly France’s famed Chamonix Valley came to mind or perhaps you imagined Switzerland’s Zermatt, which sits under the shadow of the Matterhorn. How about Egypt?