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    Posted: Apr/02/2010 at 11:08am
hey guys are there any members that ride at Ski Dubai??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/08/2010 at 10:54pm
How cool>>>>
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/11/2010 at 1:14pm
I saw that place on the travel channel.  It looked pretty sick.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/11/2010 at 10:29pm
i hear they have a great park!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 6:39am
snowboard the desert... just dont know what to think about that
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 6:55am
Originally posted by CHHH

snowboard the desert... just dont know what to think about that


That's because you haven't lived in the desert Wink  Anyway, you can already ski in the desert here in the US http://www.skithelemmon.com.  Just only during the winter :)  And of course it's nothing spectacular

I think they would need to have a great park at one of these indoor places, otherwise that place would be so boring.  It'd be like riding the bunny slope all day.  Which I guess has its appeal to n00bs and tourists, but what about the rest of us.

Having said that, I'd love to see someone open one here.  I'd gladly  take a few days during the summer to hone my park skills.  Suppose I could also head up there to the NW, but where's the convenience in that Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/23/2010 at 8:19am
Seen some videos about it seemed neat. I just don't know if i would go there instead of a real mountain. It's cool in all if you can drive there but it seems like you'll be missing half the experience. Moutain views, sun, snow, lot more spacious.

I think it must be pretty bad ass to live there though. I wouldn't mind visiting. The buildings and how the city has grown it such a short time is amazing. Like the tallest building in the world, the man made islands, that boat hotel, the shark tank, lot of interesting things.

How is it like living there?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/23/2010 at 8:25am
I was watching one of those discovery shows on the building of the Indoor mtn. Its insane how much work went into it. If I ever go there I would definitely try it out. The technology that went into building it was incredible. The main slab came in one giant piece that had to be slowly lifted into the correct angle. It took a few days if I remember right to lift into place. Oil money is buying a lot over there!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/23/2010 at 8:25am
It certainly is interesting, technologically, given its location.  From the web site:

FEATURES

- 85 meters high (approximately 25 stories) and 80 meters wide
- 5 different runs of varying difficulty and length, longest run of 400 meters
- Full capacity of 1500 guests
- Freestyle zone
- Permanent: 1/4 pipe snowboard area
- 3,000m² Snow Park with a snow cavern
- Quad chairlift, tow lift and flying carpets
- Mountain resort theme
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/23/2010 at 11:27pm
i saw on the amazing race. they featured a crappy straight downward slope for sledding.

the park doesn't seem that big. it would probably take too much energy to maintain the ice. in another travel article i read, the author said that the locals are merely content to be in the cold or even ride the lift, let alone ski or snowboard. it make sense because to these people, they never seen a lift before.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 12:20am
it doesn't exactly matter what the locals think or do, they're only 15% of the population.

it's a great alternative. i find it ok. problem is that it's too icy at times. but works fine when needed.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 6:58am
great place to practice your ground game... short though!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 7:01am
I still think it'd be fun as hell to ride.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 7:18am
It would be fun. Is it super expensive?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 7:26am
I think it looks like a really nice alternative to not riding at all during the summer months. There was talk about putting in something like that around here several years ago. Not sure what the status is on it, but it most likely will never happen.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 7:31am
Would be fun to try. Prob get old after a run or two. Wonder how the keep the "snow" fresh?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 10:17am
Not really imo. You could hotlap the crap out of that park :)

And Vegas was supposed to get one as of 3 years ago. There was a website n everything, it was going to be a waterpark/resort/indoor snowdome, but I think it got abondoned b/c of the economy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 10:40pm
well like i said, it's a good alternative, definately not a first choice.
Yeah, this thing doesn't come cheap. they charge you like 80$ for 2-4 hours of riding, whether you use their gear or not. I have my own gear and i have been trying to work something out with them to just charge me for entrance.
So far, it's not looking too good.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 3:36am
I would like to go there at least once in my lifetime, it looks fun.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 1:42pm
it looks ok...but why gp there instead of the swiss mountains?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/01/2010 at 2:20am
was that a serious question????
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/29/2010 at 5:13am
semi yes. If he can travel why wouldnt he?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/29/2010 at 5:21am
I've been there, its really nice!the snows actually very good as well. plus you get a free pair of ski-Dubai gloves, they're nothing special, just a simple cotton pair of gloves but its definitely worth trying out if your ever in Dubai
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/29/2010 at 5:51am
id board there if i was local, or if there was one nearby here in the summer.  but i agree with some previous posts, it just cant live up to being on a real mountain just in terms of environment
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/17/2010 at 5:18pm
If only every big city had one of those so we could feed our addiction all year
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/24/2010 at 10:11pm
ive been watching a few youtube clips on it and looks super fun, just wish it was round the corner though... not on the other side of the world Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/26/2010 at 8:49am
So I'm guessing that it takes about 20 seconds to go from top to bottom?!! Haha! I'd rather strap on a board and ride down the sand dunes for free.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/26/2010 at 9:35am
i'd give it a try just to say i did it.. but it wouldn't be my first choice...
if i was visiting dubai i'd probably hit it up though....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/07/2010 at 1:38pm
That's awesome, I'd like to ride there sometime.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/07/2010 at 5:46pm
I want to go just for the flying carpets!



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/07/2010 at 5:50pm
Honestly, if I were in Dubai I would spend so much time looking at the architecture I wouldn't even think about riding there...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/07/2010 at 5:57pm
is that much refrigeration/environmental impact worth the equivalent of a flat one run hill? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/07/2010 at 6:04pm
Originally posted by Piranha

is that much refrigeration/environmental impact worth the equivalent of a flat one run hill? 


Haha, definitely not. It's just a novelty for people who can afford it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/12/2010 at 8:04am
It's only cool cause the rest of Dubai is so hot. The runs are short. But if that's all you had nearby then by. All means. But if your flying there to ride go somewhere else.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/12/2010 at 8:56am
Anything in Dubai is over the top quality, but I really like the carpet ride feature.  I want to try!  LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/15/2010 at 6:36pm
k i really wanna know this

i know dubai has speant a crap load going in debt but

would a ski resort like this cost more money than its bringing in or will it pay it self off eventually. Cause i gotta imagine it would cost bajilions to air condition it alone let alone make it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/15/2010 at 6:45pm
Just tossing this out there. 

If I ever go to Dubai I'd be more inclined to go dune surfing than snow surfing.  Makes more sense to me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/15/2010 at 8:12pm
i believe terje and some other scanners went there to shred like three years back. seemed pretty cool, if not for anything more than cultural immersion.
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