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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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