Dubai, UAE

Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort in the United Arab Emirates. With a vertical drop of 85 metres (279 ft.) it towers over the surrounding landscape. But then, almost anything would…

A view looking up to the top of the slope.
A view looking up to the top of the slope.

There are 5 slopes, including one 400 meter-long black diamond, as well as various features for those who miss their terrain park.  The longest run at Ski Dubai stretches to a full quarter mile.

They even have a quad chairlift.

There are no cliffs, no cable cars and no champagne powder. (Come to think of it, there’s no champagne period, without a licence. This is the United Arab Emirates, after all…) But what a coup (Sorry!) feather in your cap to say you’ve skied in the desert!