29.05.2014 - News

Rental ski equipment operates in the Sahara

Rental ski equipment ceases to work in a very desolate town Agadez in Niger, despite the obvious lack of customers.


Hardly sand dunes of the Sahara Desert someone associated with skiing. But that did not stop one entrepreneur out there to keep rental ski equipment for 30 years, despite the lack of visitors since 2007.

Abdelkader Baba started his business in Niger back in the early 80s. The idea occurred to him when he saw camels skovzaly the dunes in the Sahara Desert.

Previously, some tourists dare try to ride Mr. alyzhah or snowboard in 45 -degree heat, the prosthesis at the time, as this region has increased the number of armed attacks and kidnappings, tourists began to avoid store Baba. Indeed, since 2007, no one has rented its retro kit. And since then he stood on his skis.

“Prior to European embassies do not stop convince their citizens to come here, I do not think I shall go skiing,” – said Baba BBC.

But this strange sport is not just in Nigeria. You can move out of the dunes in Dubai, Monte kaolin in Germany; sendbordynh Park is in the U.S. state of Oregon, as well as in Peru every year is a cup of sendbordynhu.

Author: Anastasiia Trepyton
Source: telegraph.co.uk