Ski Dubai is now the proud holder of two new Guinness World Records titles. The successful record attempts were part of the resort’s ongoing efforts to raising awareness for visually impaired and disabled athletes.
Twelve visually impaired skiers first broke the ‘greatest distance skied blind or blindfolded in one hour in an indoor snow centre’ Guinness World Records title, followed by a group of over 100 who broke the ‘greatest distance skied in an indoor ski centre in eight hours’ Guinness World Records title, both of which were officiated by the team from Guinness World Records.
The first Guinness World Records title attempt included 12 participants, 10 of which were blindfolded and two were visually impaired, skiing 25.1 km. Over 100 participants then took on the challenge of breaking the record for the greatest distance ever skied in an indoor ski resort in under eight hours, covering over 302.3 km.
The participants included Ski Dubai’s very own sponsored athletes team, as well as students from seven local schools in Dubai: Nord Anglia School, Shouafat, GWA School, GEMS Wellington Primary School, Jumeirah College, North London College, and Saffa School Community.
Over the past eight years Ski Dubai’s annual Ice Warrior Challenge, has raised over Dhs 400,000 for Dubai-based charities and this year donating a portion of its proceed to Noor Dubai to help raise awareness for the visually impaired and those physically challenged across the Emirates.