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Skiing

Heatseeker

Heatseeker

Nico Vuignier and Jules Guarneri’s night skiing film is a visual masterpiece. It features amazing imagery which appear to be entirely lit by the orange glow of flares. It was shot without CGI, and looks like it was quite the shoot. (Thanks David!)

Bike Ski Jump Crash

Bike Ski Jump Crash

Rider Johannes Fischbach hopes to someday break the record for the world’s longest mountain bike jump. He recently made an attempt off of a 140-meter (459 ft) ski jump, but unfortunately couldn’t stick the landing. Amazingly, he got up and walked away from this terrifying stunt.

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Wakeboarding on Snow Skis

Wakeboarding on Snow Skis

The guys from Real Skifi do some pretty wacky stuff on skis. In this clip, athletes Ilkka Hannula and Juho Kilkki decided to see if it was possible to use their powder skis to remain upright in water and across the obstacles in a wakeboarding park. Turn on subtitles.

The Man Behind the Maps

The Man Behind the Maps

If you ski or snowboard, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the work of artist James Niehues. You just didn’t know it. You see, James hand painted many of the maps we use to navigate the trails. Now you can own a collection of 200 of his intricate works in this beautiful coffee table book, a great gift for any winter sports fanatic.

Awayco

Awayco

Awayco is a free service that connects you to a growing number of surf and ski shops around the world. Use Awayco’s website to rent up to five pieces of equipment up to 6 months in advance, so you can travel light. A premium subscription adds insurance and more.

Zeppelin Ski Drop

Zeppelin Ski Drop

While helicopter skiing has become quite popular, this is the first time we’ve ever seen skiers dropped from a zeppelin. In this clip, adrenaline junkies Stefan Ager, Andreas Gumpenberger, and Fabian Lentsch each rappelled from a snow white blimp over the German Alps to kick off their run.

Audi Ice Climb

Audi Ice Climb

To demonstrate the tremendous amount of torque that electric motors can produce, Audi took a modified e-tron electric SUV to the steepest section of a famous downhill ski slope, and drove it UP the 85% gradient, icy hill. Note the belay rope was just for safety.

Snowfeet 2.0

Snowfeet 2.0

Snowfeet are a compact hybrid of ice skates and skis. The updated version are made of reinforced fiberglass material and features metal ski edges for easy stopping, heel brakes to slow down, and has more adjustable bindings to fit more shoe sizes.

Fabiolous Escape 2

Fabiolous Escape 2

Austrian trial and mountain bike athlete Fabio Wibmer’s latest clip features a variety of thrilling stunts as he jumps from a helicopter, zooms down a snowy mountainside, jumps over rooftops, and gives the ski police the chase of their lifetimes.

F1 Car Goes Skiing

F1 Car Goes Skiing

F1 cars are hard enough to handle around a smoothly paved race track, so we can only imagine how much effort it took racer Max Verstappen to muscle his Red Bull F1 car down a ski slope in Kitzbühel – Tirol. Even with chains on the tires, it had to have been a handful.

Pyeongchang Olympics Drone Display

Pyeongchang Olympics Drone Display

To kick off the 2018 Winter Olympics, Intel launched 1218 drones, which formed the image of an athlete, then the olympic rings, as athletes mirrored the image below. The drone layer was pre-recorded for the live broadcast due to logistical issues, but it was still breathtaking.

Nissan 370Zki Roadster

Nissan 370Zki Roadster

Nissan had a little fun with this modded 370Z by fitting it with tracks in the back and skis in the front. Otherwise, the 332 hp winter convertible is largely stock besides the lifted suspension and widened wheel wells. The car will debut at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show.

Candide Thovex: Quattro 2

Candide Thovex: Quattro 2

Skier Candide Thovex is incredible on the powdery slopes, but in this collaboration with Audi, he shows off just how little snow matters to him, as he tears down rocky cliffs, dirt trails, over grass, rocks, lava stone, and just about any place he can point his tips downhill.

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Snowfeet Mini Skis

Snowfeet Mini Skis

Imagine downhill skiing, but without the hassle of carrying around long skis and poles. The video makes Snowfeet look like a blast, but we do wonder how easy it is to turn and stop with these things, and if they’d possibly be safe on anything more than the bunny hill or a Green.

Moonline

Moonline

We can only imagine how amazing it is to paraski down the slopes in Chamonix. But Red Bull Speed Rider Valentin Delluc did that one better, by gliding over the powder in the darkness of night, illuminated by LED lights under his wing, and the full moon above.

Bobby Brown: Roots Lead to Water

Bobby Brown: Roots Lead to Water

Bobby Brown and pals decided to return to take us on a dazzling ride through what seems like every nook, cranny and mogul on the beefy Alyeska mountain in Alaska in this slickly shot vid. Tip: this piece is best viewed while seated, munching on pizza and french fries.

Skiing at 117 mph

Skiing at 117 mph

British Olympic Skier Graham Bell had the brass balls to skitch behind a speeding Jaguar XF Sportbrake on the ice in Arjeplog, Sweden, setting a new record for fastest towed speed on skis – an average of 189 km/h or about 117 mph.

Drift Boards Snowshoes

Drift Boards Snowshoes

Drift Boards borrow the narrow shape of skis and adds carbon fiber to create a pair of lightweight snowshoes. The built-in climbing skins make it so you can glide instead of trudging on snow, while the aluminum bindings work with any soft boots.

Nipple-stabilized Video

Nipple-stabilized Video

It’s the video clip absolutely nobody was asking for. On a sunny July day, Jake Alewel decided to ski with his shirt off, then used video post-production software to stabilize the image using his right nipple as its center point. The result is equal parts hilarious and disturbing.

Real Skifi Summer

Real Skifi Summer

Finland-based ski crew Real Skifi is used to having snow all the way into May, but even that far North there are summer days without powder. That didn’t stop the gang from taking to the streets and countryside with their skis and cranking out some sick tricks.

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Synthetic Ski Slope

Synthetic Ski Slope

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.

World’s Longest Ski Jumps

World’s Longest Ski Jumps

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.

Jetpack Skiing 2.0

Jetpack Skiing 2.0

Ski-cross world champion Filip Flisar amps up his speed across the powder with a little help from a jet-powered backpack. With the pack on, he can hit speeds north of 75 mph, though the temperatures on his back can reach over 1500°F.

MotoGP Ski Run

MotoGP Ski Run

Equipped with deadly looking spikes on his tires (and balls of steel), MotoGP champ Marc Márquez managed to race his bike uphill on a snow and ice-covered ski slope on the Hahnenkamm mountain in Kitzbühel, Austria.

Ice Call

Ice Call

This stunning short film owes just as much to its filmmaking talent as it does to freeskier Sam Favret, as he takes a dramatic ride through the treacherous, ice-covered terrain and caves of Mer de Glace glacier in France. From the feature film Backyards Project.

Ski Loop-de-loop

Ski Loop-de-loop

For the action sports documentary Supervention II, Freeskier Jesper Tjäder pulled off an epic trick in which he built up enough speed to grind a 360º rail that looped him upside down. It took him a few tries, but like most great feats, practice made perfect.

Steep

Steep

Steep is an extreme winter sports game for Windows, Xbox One and PS4. Feel the thrill of skiing, snowboarding, paragliding and wingsuit diving with friends or on your own. You can create your own lines, challenge friends and even ride together on your gear of choice.

Northland Skis

Northland Skis

This Steamboat Springs based outfit has been handcrafting skis for over 100 years. Built using layers of fiberglass, Kevlar, carbon fiber, and wood, with full-edge sidecuts, they’re ideal for fast, smooth, and stable carved-turn skiing.

Ski Slope Attack

Ski Slope Attack

The guys at The Viral Factory made skiing even more exciting by enlisting animator Nick DenBoer to fill the course with all manner of deadly obstacles, from dinosaurs, to giant sawblades, to falling meteors. Just one question: when can we play this video game?

The Tire Ski Jump

The Tire Ski Jump

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.

Lambos Love Glaciers

Lambos Love Glaciers

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.

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