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Ski Dubai to Host Snowsports Competition

It will be one of the first snowsports competitions in the world to be held in the pandemic and will have social distancing measures in place.

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It will take place at the indoor slope on August 15th to encourage the safe return to snow sports following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the Emirates.

The ‘Return to Safe Sport’ competition is open to all competent racers, freestyle skiers and snowboarders.

It is free to enter.

There will be Slalom Skiing and Giant Slalom and two freestyle disciplines: Slopestyle and Big Air.

The competition will be adjudicated by a panel of freestyle judges and competitors are in with the chance of winning medals as well as a host of prizes.

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai

“Ski Dubai is proud to collaborate with Dubai Sports Council to launch the world’s first snow sports competition since the COVID-19 closures,” said the Director of Majid Al Futtaim Global Snow, Mohammad El Etri.

“Dubai is leading the way and showing the rest of the world that, when the right measures are in place, sporting events and competitions can safely resume.

This competition is also aligned with our goal to make the UAE and Ski Dubai an international destination for sport and we look forward to welcoming both competitors and spectators for what promises to be a fun-filled day.”

The decision to resume sports competitions is part of a series of decisions taken by Dubai Sports Council to gradually reopen the sports sector following weeks of closures due to COVID-19.

Ski Dubai is exceeding recommended health and safety guidelines and has implemented a sanitation and physical distancing plan.

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PlanetSKI in Ski Dubai

Read here for when PlanetSKI editor, James Cove, visited Dubai’s huge indoor snow centre in 2018:
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