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Snow

Sled Legs

Sled Legs

Why carry a sled to with you to the hill, when you can just wear one on your legs? Sled Legs let you slide down the slopes without a bulky sled. They’re made from a hard-formed ABS shell, with thick and comfortable padding for your knees and shins.

Miata Ice Drifting

Miata Ice Drifting

Mazda sent us to Colorado to test their latest all-wheel drive tech (and we’ll cover that on 95octane soon enough.) But they also gave us a special treat – time behind the wheel of new MX-5s shod in Bridgestone Blizzak tires, then set us loose on the ice and snow.

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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!)

Snowball Machine Gun

Snowball Machine Gun

YouTuber Mark Rober and his brother created a rapid-fire snowball gun using a landscaping leaf blower and a few ABS pipes. Its magazines can hold up to 15 snowballs, all of which the gun can unload within a second. Instructions here.

Happy Panda

Happy Panda

While much of the East Coast was paralyzed by the recent blizzard, Tian Tian the panda was thrilled with the snow. But he wasn’t the only one. Jeffrey Perez of Millersville, Maryland was just as happy to frolic in the fluffy stuff.

Lambo in the Snow

Lambo in the Snow

When we think of picking a car to drive in the snow, a Lamborghini isn’t exactly our first choice. But The Stradman’s video shows us just how much fun can be had in the winter with his all-wheel driver Gallardo, as he makes some delicious powdered donuts with his supercar.

Powersliding an Airplane

Powersliding an Airplane

A single-engine plane comes in for a landing in the snow, then its pilot decides to hot dog a bit by drifting his plane through the white stuff like a car doing donuts in a parking lot. Once he’s had his fill, he proceeds to take back off again. Show off.

Nissan Juke NISMO RSnow

Nissan Juke NISMO RSnow

Nissan’s NISMO division pits its ridiculously treaded-out JUKE RS against a group of husky dogs to see who can handle the extreme weather in Lapland best. We’re not sure who won the race, but we feel like winners just for watching.

How Not to Plow a Highway

How Not to Plow a Highway

Snow removal trucks are supposed to angle plows away from cars and oncoming traffic. But that’s not what happened here, as a driver who was on a perfectly clear stretch of road is suddenly blanketed in snow by an idiotic plow operator.

Yuki-Taro Snowbot

Yuki-Taro Snowbot

So it’s time to dig out from the latest snownami. You could shovel by hand, or you could send off to Japan for Yuki-Taro, a robot that not only can plow snow, but that turns the white stuff into compact bricks of ice to keep things tidy.

Icy Ski Resort

Icy Ski Resort

Weather photographer Marko Korošec captured a series of incredible images of windblown ice encasing trees, lookout towers and other structures at a ski resort on Slovenia’s Mount Javornik. Buy Marco’s photo calendar here.

Equinox 685 Snowcoach

Equinox 685 Snowcoach
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Designed to give kids and small adults a comfortable vantage point from which to enjoy a ride in the snow, the Equinox 685 Snowcoach an enclosed trailer that rides on shock absorbed skis, and can be towed by a snowmobile or ATV.

Flux Snowshoes

Flux Snowshoes

Designer Eric Brunt’s concept snowshoe automatically expands and contracts its surface, providing for a more natural walk than traditional flat snowshoes, and adapting to variable snow conditions and terrain.

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Snowlercoaster

Snowlercoaster

Because snow bowling wasn’t enough fun, Devin Supertramp and his pals decided to combine the activities of ziplining and sledding into a single thrilling sport. We think this is the way they should start the Olympic luge and skeleton.

Motorcycle Ice Drifting

Motorcycle Ice Drifting

You’d think that ice and motorcycles wouldn’t mix, but stunt rider Jorian Ponomareff proved just the opposite as he pulled off some awesome drifts and tricks on the slippery stuff. An oldie, but a goodie from 2012. Fun BTS video here.

Snow Runner Fail

Snow Runner Fail

What do you get when you combine two “California kids” with three inches of “dry” snow in Portland? Oh, you know. Cross country skiing in the street is an indicator to use the treadmill instead. Just sayin’. (Thanks Chad!)

Making Snow for the Olympics

Making Snow for the Olympics

For some reason, we assumed the snow covering the slopes at the Olympic games was natural. In fact, much of it is made using powerful machines from SMI Snow Makers, who capture clean water and convert it into piles of realistic snow.

Red Bull Frozen Rush

Red Bull Frozen Rush

The recent Polar Vortex may have frozen half the nation, but it made for the ultimate battleground during Red Bull’s off-road race of 900hp Pro 4 Trucks on the snow- and ice-covered slopes of Maine’s Sunday River Resort. More here.

Icebox Igloo Tool

Icebox Igloo Tool
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Made by Grand Shelters, the Icebox makes it easy to create igloos between 7′ to 11′ in diameter. Simply pack snow in between its clamps then open it up and slide it off to make a new block. It also comes with an extendable pole.

Rooftop Avalanche

Rooftop Avalanche

As snow starts to fall from the roof of this building, it takes on a oddly rhythmic pattern – until all of a sudden… One commenter put it best: “Looks like a progressively hard(er) Guitar Hero song.”

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Tigers vs. Snowmen

Tigers vs. Snowmen

Prior to this video, the main worry we had for our prized snow sculptures was a spontaneous weather warmup – not a roving family of tigers. Guess that’s what you get for building them in a safari park.

World’s Largest Snowball Fight

World’s Largest Snowball Fight

Devin Supertramp expands his ever-growing resume of fun and action-packed vid clips, as 5,834 people tossed around snowballs from over 160,000 pounds of snow hauled into Seattle, Wa. BTS here.

Simon Beck’s Snow Art

Simon Beck’s Snow Art

54-year old Simon Beck makes huge geometric art by walking on snow. It takes him up to 10 hours per day to finish a single artwork, which he usually makes at the Les Arcs ski resort in France.

Train Plow

Train Plow

It might be 100°F outside in most of North America, but down in New Zealand, it’s Winter. Watch in awe as this KiwiRail train performs the Herculean task of clearing the tracks to make way for others.

Snowball Fight

Snowball Fight

It might be warm out today, but Devin Supertramp and Freddie Wong still got together for a snowball fight of epic proportions to keep us feeling nice and cool. Video courtesy of Vooray. (Thanks Adam!)

Track N Go

Track N Go

In development by AD Boivin, the Track N Go is a wheel-driven track system, that turns trucks and SUVs into gigantic all-conquering snowmobiles without expensive – or ugly – conversions.

South Pole Surprise

South Pole Surprise

Aleksander Gamme recently went on a lengthy expedition to the South Pole, on day 86 of his trek, he found his final cache of goodies he left behind for himself – and boy is he happy with its contents.

Nürburgring Snow and Ice

Nürburgring Snow and Ice

Here’s something you don’t see every day: a Formula race car taking on the Nordschleife and Grand Prix tracks when covered in snow. At least they skipped the slicks and went with snow tires.

Snow Drawings

Snow Drawings

We are loving these big twirly drawings that were made with footprints in new snow by artist Sonja Hinrichsen and 5 volunteers at Rabbit Ears Pass in Colorado. Watch a gorgeous vid of it here.

Roof Dive into Snow

Roof Dive into Snow

This crazy guy decided it would be fun to take flying leap from the roof of a building to the snow below. We don’t recommend that you try this no matter how much powder is on the ground.

Show Shoveling FPS

Show Shoveling FPS

Digging out from a snowstorm is rarely fun, but we’d be pretty stoked if snow shoveling were as exciting as it looks in this game. We always wanted to kill some snow zombies with our shovels.

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