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Old 02-09-2006, 05:41 PM   #1
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2/9/2006: Indoor ski resort



Where else but Dubai? In the background you can see the hotel that IotD has featured a few times, most notably with Tiger Woods driving a ball off the heliport. Turns out they needed a ski resort. In the desert. And since they have more money than... anyone, they can manage to get that done.







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Old 02-09-2006, 05:54 PM   #2
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Doesn't look very cold.

May be a reasonable substitute destination for driving 4wd SUVs.
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Old 02-09-2006, 05:56 PM   #3
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Oh! My! God!
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Old 02-09-2006, 05:57 PM   #4
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They'll be wanting to host the Winter Olympics next time.
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Old 02-09-2006, 06:45 PM   #5
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There are quite a few of these things in Japan, and I think one recently opened in Shanghai too.
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Old 02-09-2006, 06:55 PM   #6
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Yup.

We should think about this whenever we fill up our SUVs.

Personally I think it's pretty grotesque, but that's just me. I mean, people in Texas go to Colorado to ski- seems like Dubaians (I made that up) could jet to the Alps (oops...Alpine glaciers are melting too).

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Old 02-09-2006, 07:11 PM   #7
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Check out the lift lines. There is hardily anyone there.
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Old 02-09-2006, 07:25 PM   #8
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jackets are all the same. think they're rentals? or is that the ski patrol?
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Old 02-09-2006, 07:48 PM   #9
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I need pictures of some non-crazy Arabs. Please, somebody show me something that looks normal.
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Old 02-09-2006, 07:59 PM   #10
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The best thing about sking is the fresh mountain air and the scenery......uh. nevermind.
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Old 02-09-2006, 09:03 PM   #11
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I can't imagine the energy needed to keep that thing running, nice waste of resources...

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Old 02-09-2006, 09:19 PM   #12
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Does anyone else think it's stupid that they still have lifts?
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Old 02-10-2006, 01:39 AM   #13
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I can't imagine the energy needed to keep that thing running, nice waste of resources...

Every once in a while, when the snow gets dirty, they shut off the power and trade their skis for surfboards.
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Old 02-10-2006, 01:42 AM   #14
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Does anyone else think it's stupid that they still have lifts?
How else do you get from the bottom to the top with skis on?
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Old 02-10-2006, 02:04 AM   #15
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Are their women allowed to ski too, or is this just a toy for the boys? I mean you have to have chicks on the slopes, right? What's skiiing without snowbunnies?
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