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  Quote phamwd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Ski Dubai
    Posted: Apr/20/2010 at 4:08am
http://www.skidxb.com/

"the first indoor ski resort in the middle east"


i've actually been, and thought it was pretty awesome.


anyone else ever been, and your thoughts/experiences?

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  Quote VermontRider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/20/2010 at 4:10am
I really wouldn't want to go to Dubai... for anything.
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  Quote phamwd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/20/2010 at 4:20am
why not?

that place is so rich, it's crazy... but yea, i guess i really wouldn't recommend it as a travel destination. it's a place to check out, for sure, but not really worth (literally and figuratively) to stay more than like one or two days
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  Quote andreww Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/20/2010 at 4:20am
http://www.yinqixing.com/english.htm

Been to this one at Shanghai.  Not a great place for ski or snowboarding, but still pretty cool to be there in the summer.

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  Quote dkwildz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 8:04pm
Video Hyper Shred was just there. They haven't put up a lot of photos yet since they were (I assume) pretty busy.

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  Quote dking Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 1:46pm
I saw a similar place in Japan when I was there a few years ago. The building looked like a huge slide and I didn't know what it was until I saw the signs. Pretty sweet, but I'm much happier with the Tahoe area mountains.

I flew through Dubai on another trip and it's hard to imagine skiing there because it's so hot, dry and flat. I'm not surprised that they built one of these places with all the money they seem to have over there.

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  Quote bcollins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 1:51pm
"money they seem to have"...isn't Dubai going into massive debt. Thought I heard that somewhere. They have those man made islands as well. Pretty cool, guess some people have more money than they know what to do with or at least have borrowed more than they know what to do with.   
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  Quote rripo007 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 1:52pm
I've only seen the one in Japan.  Crazyness!
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  Quote bayu_8888 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/04/2010 at 4:11pm
I saw that place on the amazing race last season. It looked pretty cool. At least, you don't have to keep dreaming about skiing in summer.
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  Quote DVags Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/04/2010 at 4:14pm
I like the fact that there aren't super cold and fast winds. Although, there are only 5 runs and they don't look very long. I wouldn't spend the fortune it costs to go there, I would rather go to Whistler or Colorado.
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  Quote andrethegiant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/06/2010 at 5:25am
yeah i looked into going for a few days, but its cheaper to go high cascade for a week so thats what im doing
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  Quote not-ewrx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/06/2010 at 5:29am
I think I rather go somewhere where the culture is made rich by something other than my gas money.
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  Quote dnbreaks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/06/2010 at 5:31am
Dubai? Hell no! Isn't that where that British couple was arrested for kissing on the beach? It's against the law to drink alcohol there too.
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  Quote dnbreaks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/06/2010 at 5:33am
Oh yeah, that is also the place where Bam Margera and his wife went on their honeymoon. They ended up getting body cavity searched in the airport.
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  Quote simuhaha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/06/2010 at 5:34am
umm, yeah, ive heard that if you are a woman, you are not allowed to be outside of dubai without a burqa.
Wanna go to the mntn!
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  Quote Brandysl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/06/2010 at 11:51pm
Awesome, but the indoor resort need many electricity to run the big air conditioner.
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  Quote jayxprez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/10/2010 at 3:48am
I've always been curious about places like these. Not curious enough to want to go, but just curious to see. None of these links work on the thread though and I'm too lazy to go search for myself... guess I'm not that curious after all.
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  Quote pibimbap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/10/2010 at 9:03pm
You could also go and see the fountains... and the palm tree islands or whatever. Lol.
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  Quote elnino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/12/2010 at 11:25pm
There is a similar one opening up in North Carolina this year
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  Quote andrethegiant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/14/2010 at 7:49am
it is what it is guys i have snowflex an hour away and no its not great but it feels fun to be on a board in the summer!
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  Quote Mjmontag Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/20/2010 at 10:58am
They are opening an indoor ski place in New Jersey. I wonder if it will help bridge the gap between seasons.
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  Quote youngun92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/01/2010 at 8:34pm
kinda jealous youv ebeen to dubai!!!!!!
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  Quote PablitoG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/09/2010 at 11:19am
Dubai sucks, a friend of mine went laste year, and told me there is nothing to do there, everything is expensive.
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  Quote OZlenny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/20/2010 at 5:21pm
saw it on discovery and the warren miller movie. that place looks awesome. wouldnt it get really croweded though?
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  Quote AyChan87 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/20/2010 at 5:23pm
would love some indoor resorts in socal! that would make the long summer go by faster!
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  Quote graemeh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/02/2010 at 1:28am
Too far for me and Japan would be cheaper
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  Quote snowmen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/02/2010 at 2:46am
It looks pretty small but it would be nice to have during the summer. how much does that cost in USD?
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  Quote asapient Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/02/2010 at 3:34am
looks interesting.... not natural though...
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  Quote snowmen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/02/2010 at 4:03am
Originally posted by Mjmontag

They are opening an indoor ski place in New Jersey. I wonder if it will help bridge the gap between seasons.
Where in NJ and when is it opening? Is it snowflex?
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  Quote oferperry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/02/2010 at 4:11am
I can't really understand how can an indoor place replace the exprience of being out in the nature. I would also would not be found dead in Dubai
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  Quote Soda Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/07/2010 at 5:31pm
i dont support the dubai idea, where spending money to make a holiday destination thats in the middle of the desert (las vegas comes to mind) but ohh wait, no drinking no gambling and all that good stuff.
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the super rich of dubai do whatever they want
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  Quote oferperry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/09/2010 at 4:18am

Why settle for an indoor skiing area. Maybe they should just bulid an artificial ocean with water temp. like a jacuzee! Just make sure to have plenty of hookahs!

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  Quote csv4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/09/2010 at 10:47am
this place is crazy awesome for those who live there, ill take mountains over indoor though
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  Quote oferperry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/10/2010 at 12:30pm
In Israel they actually have a ski simulator so you basically just ski on like a really big treadmill. Really good to practice you skills but as fun as the real thing
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  Quote chenmt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/10/2010 at 12:32pm
there are such things as "simulated oceans". there are pools that could be classified as large ponds or lakes.
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  Quote shahingooneh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2012 at 11:30am
Well I live in Dubai.... Its a bunny slope at best.... Good for practice esp when its 50C outside EmbarrassedClap
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  Quote lienair Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2013 at 10:59am
I was there about 5-6 years ago and took a few runs. If your there living in the desert, I think it's pretty cool to get out of the heat for some turns, and they occasionally have some fun park features set up. Don't know why some are giving the place a bad rap. There's lots to do, sort of like Vegas on steroids.
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  Quote sdwc96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2013 at 5:21pm
its handy for the location if you live in the area, but if you've ever gone to a real mountain then its a bit of a let down. since there arent any mountains nearby it makes obtaining gear difficult so your kind of forced to just rent their gear. who's going to pack snow clothes and a board to dubai?

you're better off packing alcohol and shorts.
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My girl is about to ride there next week, I'm so jealous!!
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  Quote VermontRider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/27/2013 at 10:43am
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My girl is about to ride there next week, I'm so jealous!!

Yeah, I'd be jealous to go ride fake snow, inside.
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  Quote nautika96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/27/2013 at 11:13am
You need a sarcastic font, vermont.

That and imagine the mass of beginners crowding the run. Its not like there bc you escape to either.
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