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Snow in the desert!
By:  Ulysse Ramsay   (2007/08/02)


Photos of an indoor skiing arena built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Apparently it only cost $1Billion US to build. On the hottest day of the year, wouldn't one of these be nice? Ottawa will need one if we have another winter like the last! Maybe we should cool the canal for skating and skiing. Or maybe put a ski tunnel in the Gatineau Park. Or when they tunnel for the new OC Transpo subway/train system they can dig a second tunnel for skiing, right downtown. (By 2150 both might be ready.)

Don't believe us?
Ski Dubai Official Website.
Ski Dubai at Wikipedia.
More pictures of the world's largest snowdome.
Dubai's other indoor facility - SkiDome Official Website.

Here's more cooled track and ski tunnel reviews.

An engineering masterpiece, during the construction phase.

Completed outside view, notice the palm trees! Remember, this is in the middle of the desert. The very HOT desert where temperatures ge t up to 120 degrees. Unbelievable but true.

Inside view.

The beginning of the snow making.

Fully operational!

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