So for my second time in Dubai I just had to partake of one of the things Dubai is famous for. That’s right folks I went skiing in the indoor, man-made ski slopes…in the mall! I don’t usually advocate this kind of excess. I mainly did it just to say I did.
But what started as whimsy quickly proved to be worth it. I’m a convert. I’m totally in favor of indoor skiing. There’s nothing like going to the mall with shorts on, eating an Auntie Annie’s pretzel then hitting the slopes. No 5 hour drive, no snow tires, no jacket. Just show up and ski and when you leave its still 85 degrees outside.
I know we’re supposed to be going green. Many of you reading this are already green…with envy (I couldn’t resist). Don’t be hatin’! I guess we have to pick and choose what to environmentally splurge on. I say add indoor skiing to the splurge list. I for one am willing to watch an hour less of TV per week and occasionally carpool if it means I get to Ski, then head over to the Gap for a Jersey knit cotton, super soft T-shirt. I’ll just skip “For The Love of Ray J” every week. Are you willing to give up “For the Love of Ray J” for indoor skiing?
At Ski Dubai, you get a jump suit with the price of the ski rental. Ski Dubai even has a little “lodge” at the top of the slope in case you want to grab a hot cocoa and join in on a few sing-a-longs. Skiing is basically going up slow just to go down fast. I don’t see why we need to drive hours from home in the freezing cold to engage in that exhilarating monotony. Plus , it’s like being in a huge refrigerator and I’ve always kind of wanted to know what it would feel like to be cold cuts.
Oh yeah, I hadn’t skied in over 15 years and I went down the slopes 7 times without wiping out. (That’s of course if you don’t count the one time I wiped out getting on the ski lift. That shouldn’t count right?)