Whoever said you needed snow to ski was wrong. TheElectricSnail shares footage of the amazing new Neveplast synthetic slopes at Buck Hill, Minnesota, which let skiers and snowboarders glide downhill all year long.
Skier Stefan Kraft broke the record for the world’s longest ski jump, gliding an astounding 253.5 meters (~832 ft) through the air during an event at Vikersund, just moments after Robert Johansson broke the record at 252 meters (~827 ft). Both jumps were extraordinary.
We’re currently in Tokyo for a few days, so there’s no better time to feature this hilarious bit of old Japanese TV in which they launched a series of car and truck tires down a ski ramp to see how far they would fly. We’re pretty sure this is how Katamari Damacy started.
Freeskier and car enthusiast Jon Olsson outfitted his Lamborghini with studded tires and proceeded to drive it to the summit at Norway’s Fonna Glacier Ski Resort. It’s not the most practical way to traverse the snow and ice, but it might just be the most entertaining.
Like many people, we could use a little assist with our ski technique. CARV’s high-tech insoles and motion sensor modules collect data on your foot pressure, balance, turning, speed, and overall control. Its companion smartphone app provides audible coaching and stats tracking.
Jaguar is teaming up with British skiing champion Graham Bell to see just how fast a man can glide across the snow. In 2017, Bell will don a special ski suit and jet pack to push him up to 160mph. Until that happens, watch Bell hit 100mph as he’s towed behind a Jaguar XE.
(PG-13: Language) Salomon Freeski TV, six pro skiers, and photographer Reuben Krabbe traveled to an archipelago near the Arctic to take on an extreme first world problem: do a skiing photoshoot during a solar eclipse. The climax is at 26:19. Behind the scenes here.
From Patagonia’s Backcountry Collection, the Refugitive is perfect for touring the high country. It’s made from a stretchy 3-layer Gore-Tex fabric, and is perfect paired with KnifeRidge pants. Both pieces will keep you warm and dry, and offer excellent mobility for winter sports.