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.
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: