Burton, Ski Dubai plan slope skills camp
Dubai, September 22, 2009
Burton Snowboards, a leading board manufacturer, has teamed up with Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski resort in the region, to organise a camp of slope skills for riders at the indoor winter sports centre from October 1 to 3.
The Snow School Camp will be in place at the popular winter sports destination to provide top tips for snowboarders on how to make the most of their boards.
Professional Austrian senior instructors Christian Haller and Stephan Maurer will be running the camp as five sessions over the three days, imparting their skills and expertise to visitors wanting to push the limits and no doubt impress their buddies as they do so.
“The last Burton Snow School Camp was extremely popular, as there is a real hunger in Dubai’s snowboarding community to learn the tricks of the pros and to be the best on the slopes,” revealed Ski Dubai general manager, Mike Mahoney.
“As soon as the camp had finished, we had numerous enquiries about when it was going to run again, so we are very pleased to be able to offer it for a second time,” he added.
Anyone deciding to attend the Burton Snowboards Snow School Camp can be assured that they will receive the highest level of instruction and tuition, a statement said.
Tickets for the Camp, which is also being sponsored by Swiss Airlines and Suite Hotel, cost Dh900 ($245) for children and adults.
The sessions culminate in a competition for all participants, with medals and prizes awarded for those pulling off the best tricks and manouevres.
“Ski Dubai is very pleased to be able to offer a level of training and expertise that will help the region’s snowboarders pick up skills that could see them on the road to riding professionally,” said Mahoney.
“We hope that one day we will witness a Ski Dubai snowboarder representing the UAE at international level,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service
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