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Sun, Sand, and Skiing: The Middle East’s First Indoor Ski Resort

Now that July 4th has passed and even Mammoth is due to shut down ski operations in two days, it’s time to revisit another option for summertime skiing in the northern-ish hemisphere.

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Have you been craving extreme wealth, exotic animals, and supercars to pair with your ski habit? Then head to Ski Dubai, a climate controlled indoor ski resort equipped with two ski tows and a quad chairlift.

After stepping inside for a reprieve from the balmy 100+ degree weather, Ski Dubai offers a number of packages to satisfy skiers, riders, or those who just want to see the penguins. That’s right, Ski Dubai has a colony of Gentoo and King Penguins. For those who can’t be sidetracked from the opportunity to score some turns, Ski Dubai has over 240,000 square feet of skiable terrain and the indoor mountain is equivalent to a 25 story building. Once you’ve had your ski fix on the world’s first indoor black diamond run, head to the ice cave, toboggan runs, and ice body slide. Ski Dubai proves that if you throw enough money at any slope, snow will eventually stick.

If you’re not impressed by the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort, try another of Dubai’s unique action sport opportunities with either sand-skiing or sandboarding. If you’re not sure what we’re talking about, take a look at Kai Jones experimenting at Idaho dunes:

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The Athlete Edits: Tim McChesney
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Tim McChesney might be the new guy on TGR’s roster of athletes, but he’s no newbie to ski films. After honing his skills in freestyle competitions, McChesney developed a knack for skiing in front of the camera. He’s the kind of skier that’s a freestyle swiss army knife, able to throw big tricks in urban, park, and backcountry settings. As one of the more veteran members of the Faction team, he’s traveled the globe for all kinds of film segments with Level 1 and Good Company. This year he

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Talking feels like a skill we’re squandering more and more these days in the United States. Both sides of the political divide are guilty of this, and if anything, we've become pretty good at name-calling and stirring up heated debates on social media. The thing is, we lose something essential when we stop listening to each other: common ground. It may be tough to see eye to eye with someone who thinks differently from you; however, it’s not impossible. At least, that’s what Jeremy Jones

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‘Cut Short’ Is A Promising Look at The Next Gen of FWT Skiers
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We’ve always been impressed with the level of skiing and riding seen on the Freeride World Tour, especially that of the rookies. Imagine showing up a ski comp as a young gun and dropping into the run of your life with the likes of Tanner Hall, or Arianni Tricomi? How frickin’ cool is that? Pretty darn cool, and also probably extra hard on the nerves. The rookie class for the upcoming FWT21 season looks pretty promising yet again, especially when we see Colorado-based Ray McDermott throwing