View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Skiing in Dubai!

Weburbanist has a great post about 5 Places You’ve Probably Never Thought to Go Skiing.

Amongst the far out places are Lebanon, Bolivia (the highest ski slope in the world) and this one pictured, Dubai. The comments on Dubai include these notes:

The Ski Dubai indoor slope has over 20,000 square meters of interior space and accommodates snowboarding and sledding in addition to skiing. Since it is, of course, not weather-dependent it is open all year round with five runs of varying difficulty and a freestyle zone. The building is highly energy-efficient but of course no indoor ski area in the desert can be considered environmentally friendly.

Thanks to Neatorama for drawing my attention to this neat post and the Weburbanist Link which has lots more pictures and a film clip.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Ski Dubai