Patrick Thorne

Ski Dubai Mall Expands

The Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) group which runs Ski Dubai has announced plans to further expand the mall where the ski slope is located, one of the world’s biggest, with a one billion dirhams (£140M) investment. The move is seen as assign both of increasing recovery from the world economic...

Urban Jibbing Coming to London

Take 50 tonnes of snow, dump it in one of the capitals coolest areas, throw in a sprinkling of iconic London street fixtures then invite 20 of the UK’s best skiers and snowboarders and you get the O’Neill Shoreditch Showdown. 500 successful ticket winners and VIPs will be able to attend the...

50 Years Of Dry Skiing

The fifth of October 2013 was an auspicious day in British skiing as it marked 50 years since the first permanent dry ski slope in the country was installed, at Barton Hall, Torquay and it’s still being used today. The first of more than 120 such slopes to open in Britain, of which around half...