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Bullet Trains in the Snow

Bullet Trains in the Snow

You’d think that a bullet train whooshing by you at 200 mph might be jarring, but this video of Japan’s Shinkansen high-speed railway zooming by in the snow is oddly soothing. YouTube channel It’s railway! shared this compilation of footage captured on snowy days at the empty Kurikoma-Kōgen Station.

ENVO Flex Electric Snowbike

ENVO Flex Electric Snowbike

Take to the slopes this winter on ENVO’s pedal-assisted electric snowbike. It has a 1500-watt motor and can ride from 9 to 31 miles in the snow, depending on speed, load, and angle. It can climb grades up to 25%, and its modular design lets you use its foldable frame to make ENVO’s Flex Overland e-Bike when the snow melts.

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DJ Paraglides Over the Alps

DJ Paraglides Over the Alps

(PG-13: Language) SUAT is known for performing his sets on a chest-mounted portable DJ rig, which lets him take and make music wherever he goes. Recently, he took to the skies for some tandem paragliding over the Austrian Alps. After a shaky start, he cranked out some party jams on his digital turntables.

Longest Rail Slide on Skis

Longest Rail Slide on Skis

For six years, Swedish freeskier Jesper Tjäder has been attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest rail slide on skis. After 127 attempts, Tjäder achieved his dream by sliding 506 feet and 28 inches, shattering Tom Wallish’s previous record by more than 80 feet.

Otyken: Storm

Otyken: Storm

Siberian musical group Otyken performed their track Storm in the icy Krasnoyarsk Territory, home to the Chulyms indigenous people and the birthplace of members of the band. The song mixes traditional and modern sounds – including some wicked throat singing – and is about challenges people face when traveling to the East.

Propeller Snow Trike

Propeller Snow Trike

Maker Peter Sripol adds to his collection of homebrew vehicles with the creation of a custom bicycle that can glide across snow, and is pushed along by a propeller. He and his brother first stabilized the bike frame by turning it into a trike, then added a trio of snowboards and a paramotor engine.

Assled Wearable Sled

Assled Wearable Sled

With all the snow this winter, it’s a great time for sledding. Don’t have a sled? Snowfeet’s Assled comes to the rescue by strapping a sled to your body. The foldable, aerodynamic snow sled lets you cruise downhill sitting, on your back, stomach, or knees, while you control stopping and turning with your heels.

Landing a Jumbo Jet in Antarctica

Landing a Jumbo Jet in Antarctica

We’ve seen the airport at Antarctica’s Troll Research Station. Now Extreme Aviation Iceland gives us a first-person view from the cockpit as an Icelandair Boeing 767 comes in for a landing and faces the frigid conditions at one of the world’s Southernmost air strips. Stick around to the end to see them take back off.

Romp Ready Skis

Romp Ready Skis
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Known for handcrafted custom skis, Romp Skis has expanded its line of off-the-rack designs. The backcountry Leif and the freeride Oso join the level 3 Mason, all-terrain Shepherd, and Romp’s original Zorro all-mountain skis. Each features cool graphics and colors to let you stylishly hit the slopes in all snow conditions.

Ski Jump without Snow

Ski Jump without Snow

Zooming down a ski jump under normal conditions requires a certain amount of courage, but doing it when there’s no snow on it at all looks downright terrifying. That’s precisely what skier Christian Høgfeldt did a few years back, as he placed his skis into the tracks of a bare ski jump, headed downhill, and landed safely at the bottom.

CyberKAT R/C Snowcat

CyberKAT R/C Snowcat

Ryan Butler of Spyker Workshop built this powerful electric vehicle with a design clearly inspired by Tesla’s Cybertruck. The 29″ long remote-controlled snowcat is remarkably quick, zooming across rugged and snowy terrain with ease. The kit is available for pre-order for $1299 to $1499, with the first orders shipping in Q1 2022.

The First Snowman

The First Snowman

Making a snowman is a fun winter pastime. Still, there’s very little in common between a snow-man and a hu-man. Comedian Ryan George illustrates that point in his sketch about what must have been going through the mind of the first guy ever to build a snowman.

LEGO Winter Train Ride

LEGO Winter Train Ride

Half-Asleep Chris created this wonderful LEGO railroad which winds through a snowy winter scene. The indoor-outdoor ride takes the tiny train through a gingerbread village, an ice cave, a spinning storybook tunnel, and a giant snow globe made from a geodesic dome. The journey starts around the 7-minute mark.

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Real Skifi: Winter Wonderland

Real Skifi: Winter Wonderland

Skiers Verneri Hannula, Ilkka Hannula, and Juho Kilkki headed to Finland’s Havumäki Ranch, where they found heaps of fluffy powder and shushed through acres of snow-capped evergreens. Real Skifi’s short film is equal parts ski film and dreamy winter postcard. Filmed by Janne Korpela and Anton Geier. Edited by Juho Kilkki.

Reindeer Cyclones

Reindeer Cyclones

Reindeer have been known to walk together in a circular formation in order to fend off predators and to protect their herd. This incredible aerial footage of hundreds of swirling deer was captured by filmmaker Andrei Golovnev on Russia’s Kola Peninsula in the Arctic Circle.

The Ultimate Ski Run

The Ultimate Ski Run

Freestyle skier Markus Eder takes us on a journey through powdery, icy, and downright daring downhill runs through various Alpine terrain. Watch Eder conquer steep slopes, slick surfaces, and ice caves while pulling awe-inspiring tricks. This epic ski film was captured by Innsbruck’s Legs of Steel over the course of two years.

Spray Snow Portraits

Spray Snow Portraits

Artist Scott Wilcock creates his freehand Snow Graffiti by spraying cans of fake snow onto windows. Watch as he creates a series of Halloween and horror-themed portraits, inspired by Edward Scissorhands, Hocus Pocus, and IT. Find more of Scott’s images on Instagram. The Mandalorian one is really incredible.

Snow Kayaking

Snow Kayaking

During the winter, whitewater kayaker Aniol Serrasolses took his one-man boat to the summit of a Chilean volcano, then rode it down the snowy slope – descending from its peak on the powder at speeds up to 100 km/h, or about 62 mph. If that’s not enough, he hit the rapids and pulled a double-kickflip maneuver at the bottom.

Little Big Ore Mountains

Little Big Ore Mountains

Filmmaker Joerg Daiber has taken us to some exotic places through his Little Big World series. But during the pandemic he stayed closer to home, capturing amazing footage around Germany, including the snow-capped trees, medieval castles, and vintage railroads of the Erzgebirge, also known as the Ore Mountains.

2021 Mountain of Hell Winning Run

2021 Mountain of Hell Winning Run

In 2019, mountain bike rider Kilian Bron won the Mountain of Hell run, and shared POV footage of the insane enduro race. Bron took home the title yet again in 2021, and posted a fresh video of this year’s run. On his way down the grueling 15.5 mile downhill course, he achieved speeds as high as 62 mph.

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Between Walls

Between Walls

Snow and longboarding aren’t two words you often hear in the same sentence. But when deep snow gave way to a freshly-plowed road in Timmelsjoch, Austria, Johanna Bolanos Cabrera and Jasmijn Hanegraef took the opportunity to enjoy the scenery on the way down the twisty mountain pass. Film by Whiteroom.

One Line at Mammoth Mountain

One Line at Mammoth Mountain

Chris Benchetler shows us green run amateurs what we’re missing out on with this amazing POV of his line at California’s Mammoth Mountain. Watch as he winds through precariously tight rock formations, then catches air performing flips and spins on his quick trip to the bottom.

Dropping Snow Like Klax

Dropping Snow Like Klax

’80s kids might remember an Atari arcade game called Klax, a puzzle game where bricks dropped down the screen sort of like Tetris. Boing Boing’s Rob Beschizza thinks this house remembers the game too, as it satisfyingly drops snow off its roof in perfect brick-shaped pieces.

Power Wheels Jeep Gets Snow Tracks

Power Wheels Jeep Gets Snow Tracks

Grind Hard Plumbing Co. continues to upgrade and retrofit their insane 100hp Power Wheels Jeep. For extra winter fun, they swapped out its tires and replaced them with Camso UTV tracks that can tear through snow like it’s nothing. Though they don’t seem to be the most durable things.

Salt-Spreading Drone

Salt-Spreading Drone

Covering sidewalks and driveways with salt in the wintertime can be a pain. Sure, there are salt spreading machines out there, but how many of them can fly? FliteTest created an over-engineered solution which uses a powerful drone to lift a hopper of salt into the air, then spits it onto the ground below.

Roof Snow Avalanche

Roof Snow Avalanche

This video wins the “wait for it” award of the month. After a number of attempts to nudge the massive pile of snow on this building’s roof, it seems as if it’s not going to budge. But patience pays off around the 55-second mark when the snow decides it’s had enough.

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