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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.

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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.

Desert Skiing

Desert Skiing

While traveling countless miles in search of the world’s best ski slopes, pro skier Fabian Lentsch and his Snowmads teammates found themselves driving through the Iranian desert, and didn’t let something like the complete lack of snow stop them from skiing.

World’s Longest Railslide

World’s Longest Railslide

Gold medal freeskier Tom Wallisch demolishes the World Record for sliding down a rail, staying upright for an impressive 424 feet, almost 200 feet longer than the previous record. Somebody needs to edit his feat into a loop so we can let it play continuously.

Ski Man

Ski Man

From the “because it could be done” file: Jean Yves Blondeau’s rather silly looking ski suit allows him to ski using not just his feet, but also with his hands, chest or back. While it looks insane at times, it’s also a great way to make your falls look intentional.

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CARV Wearable Ski Tracker

CARV Wearable Ski Tracker

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.

The Fastest Man on Skis

The Fastest Man on Skis

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.

One of Those Days 3

One of Those Days 3

Yep, that’s the point of view of a man who’s somersaulting over a spinning helicopter blade. Carefree skiier Candide Thovex upped the ante for his third One of Those Days video. There’s a fair amount of editing magic here, but it’s no less amazing for that.

Centriphone

Centriphone

Skier Nicolas Vuignier performed a cool visual experiment that resulted in an awe-inspiring 360º surround view of himself as he swung his iPhone around using a tether. Combined with slow-motion, he created a sort of Matrix bullet-time effect on the slopes. (Thanks Adam!)

Torched

Torched

Nicolas Vuignier and his buddies navigated the snowy peaks of Wallis, Switzerland at night by taping flares to their skis and snowboards. Good idea, great execution. Behind-the-scenes footage here.

Salomon Freeski TV: Eclipse

Salomon Freeski TV: Eclipse

(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.

Patagonia Refugitive Jacket

Patagonia Refugitive Jacket

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.

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Red Run: The Abandonded Ski Village

Red Run: The Abandonded Ski Village

The Sheffield Ski Village once was home to the UK’s largest man-made ski slope. The facility was destroyed by fire in 2012. A group of freeskiers recently returned to the abandoned slope to drum up support for bringing the park back to life.

Burton Beeracuda

Burton Beeracuda

It’s fun and easy to use Burton’s Beeracuda outdoors year round. Keep a tidy six pack of cold cans in the insulated sleeve, and reward yourself for your efficiency by placing a bonus can for yourself in the koozie-enhanced shoulder strap.

Bern Kingston Ski Helmet

Bern Kingston Ski Helmet

Keep it cool ripping the piste this Spring with Bern’s sleek Kingston helmet. 16 air vents and external slider keep you breezy; Zip Mold Plus® technology keeps the low profile lid strong but light. It has a sweet Bluetooth-ready knit liner too.

One of Those Days 2

One of Those Days 2

Candide Thovex skis and somersaults his way down the slopes of Val Blanc, France in one of the best first-person videos we’ve ever seen. You don’t need music or flashy editing when you have someone this skilled at work.

Burton Holiday Tech Tees

Burton Holiday Tech Tees

Dudes and chicks can now be the toast of the ugly sweater party and shred air with these hilarious base layers from Burton. Made of four-way stretch, they provide chafe-free, non-stinky UPF 50+ protection, breathe easy and dry super quick.

Insane Ski Line

Insane Ski Line

This clip from the skiing documentary Days of My Youth shows Cody Townsend going through a narrow and nearly vertical tunnel at the Tordrillo Mountains in Alaska. Powder Awards awarded him the Best Line of the year for his stunt.

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