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Swinging An iPhone Around Your Head Creates A Stunning Bullet-Time Effect

Video: Drones and GoPros have been responsible for some of the most amazing footage of extreme sports over the past few years. But Nicolas Vuignier has come up with a brilliantly simple way to use his iPhone to capture some truly remarkable footage of him skiing down a snow-covered mountain.


Skier Somehow Survives A Terrifying 300 Metre Tumble Down A Mountain

Video: I don’t know how this is possible (though I am very thankful it is), but immediately after skiier Angel Collinson tumbled 300m down the side of an Alaskan mountain, she sat up and told everyone that she was going to walk back up the mountain to get her stuff. I mean, how badarse is that? After being put in the dangerous whirlwind free fall for what seemed like forever (the drop kept going and going and going), she just brushed it off like it was nothing. Incredible.


Skiing In The Dark With A Torch Attached To A Ski Is Wild Fun

Video: Night skiing and night boarding usually requires some sort of light. But what if that light was a torch attached to the ski or snowboard? Then you’d get this fiery visual of a man on fire shredding the slopes. The white of the snowy mountain gets replaced with this hellish red and it looks more like a crazy tour in the underworld than the pristine slopes of Switzerland.


Stupid Drone 

Four-time World Cup champion skier Marcel Hirscher was doing his thing in a slalom race in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy today, minding his own business, when he was almost smoked by a news drone.


Daredevil Skis Through An Impossibly Narrow Gap In The Mountains

Video: When you first see where skier Aymar Navarro is trying to go, it doesn’t quite register in your brain. Like, no, it couldn’t be there. And then you look at the inevitability of his ski line at Cerro Torrecillas in the Andes and you’re like holy crap, he’s really going for it. It’s like he’s skiing into a funnel, that narrow gap in the ridge is his only way out. Which is both frightening and exhilarating to see because it happens so damn fast.


I Wish It Was Possible To Ski Without Snow Like In This Crazy Video

Video: It’s an ad. And the video is heavily assisted with visual effects. But still. It’s just fun as hell. You go in thinking, “oh yeah, there’s not so much snow in Australia, so I could see why a guy would want to do this”. Then you get wowed by the tricks and the stunts and start to realise what you’re watching and begin to pretend you’re not impressed (even though you still are and hope that you’ll see some behind the scenes footage but enjoy yourself the entire time anyway). Or at least, that’s just what happened to me.


Skier Miraculously Survives A 500 Metre Fall Off The Side Of A Mountain

Video: The slope is impossibly steep and the snow looks fresh and it looks like the craziest line a skier can run through but one misstep and things can go real bad, real fast. That’s what happened to skier Ian McIntosh, who fell into a trench on one of his turns and then plummeted 500m in a free fall against the snowy side of the mountain. It’s crazy. Somehow though, and thankfully, he survived.


How To Choose The Perfect Base Layers To Keep You Warm This Winter

Cold? I bet we can fix that. Staying warm in any condition — the office, the commute, a ski slope or in the outdoors — starts with a good base layer. Here’s how to find the best ones for your individual needs.


This Is The Most Beautiful Ski Run I've Ever Seen

Video: There have been other great alpine ski runs. More epic, difficult or far more dangerous, but this one, by the World Champion alpine skier Marcel Hirscher, is the prettiest and most colourful I’ve ever seen — and it’s environmentally friendly. They claim they only used 100 per cent natural materials to make the colour effects.


My First Time On The Slopes In 16 Years, I Skied The Backcountry 

I haven’t been skiing since the late ’90s. So, for my first time back, a trip out of bounds though the backcountry outside Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in the US was a safe, practical thing to do, right?


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