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A New Machine Lets Ski Resorts Make Snow Even When It's 32 Degrees Out

If the only reason you’re worried about global warming is that it will mean a shorter ski season, you can go ahead and buy that petrol-guzzling SUV you’ve been eyeing. A new type of snow machine can churn out the white stuff when it’s as hot as 32C out, and it uses way less water in the process.


The Arctic Circle Just Had Its Earliest Snowmelt Ever

Five hundred kilometres above of the Arctic Circle is America’s northern most snow observatory, typically the last place in the nation to see its snow melt. As of today, its snow has melted, setting a new (and terrible) record.


Here's How Giant Machines Clear Roads On A Ridiculously Snowy Mountain

Mother Nature always forgets to end winter in places like Norway so it’s up to these giant snow blower tractors to clear the road. You can see how it works in the video below, the monster snow blower blasts through the layers of thick snow and carves out an open path, revealing the mountain road that was buried underneath.


Snowboarding An Abandoned Winter Resort Looks Like So Much Fun

Video: Empty ski resorts? Yeah, that would be fun to shred. Ski resorts that have been abandoned for four years though? So. Much. More. Fun. Here are a bunch of snowboarders — Red Gerard, Marko Grilc, and Tim-Kevin Ravnjak — having their go in a world left behind for snow to stack up on.


The First Person View Of Climbing A Snowy 6900 Metre Tall Mountain Is A Little Bit Terrifying

Video: If there is a mountain, people will climb it. Or at least, people that are much, much bolder than I am. Here is some incredible point of view footage from David Lama and Conrad Anker as they become the first expedition to reach the headwall of Lunag Ri, a 6907m tall mountain on the border of Nepal and Tibet.


Watch A Snowball Miraculously Survive A Bath In Molten Steel

So just how heat-resistant are the highly-engineered materials developed for use in things like jet engines, nuclear reactors and combustion turbines? Tough enough to change the meaning of the old saying, “a snowball’s chance in hell.” Apparently, its odds are quite good of surviving — when dressed appropriately.


Embrace Blizzards With A Pair Of Wearable Sleds Strapped To Your Legs

Wrangling a snowboard or a set of skis along to your skiing holiday can be a hassle, but a pair of sleds that strap to your legs? Suddenly things are a lot easier.


California's Most Famous Empty Lake Is Full Again, Thanks To El Niño

El Niño’s been very busy blasting the US West Coast with storms. Now Folsom Lake, one of the most famous lakes to be depleted by California’s drought, has surpassed its average water level for early February and will soon reach capacity for this time of year.


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.


This Snowball Machine Gun Shoots Snowballs So Freaking Fast

Video: Snowball fights are basically the only reason for snow so any advancement in snowball fighting technology is always going to be well received. Our pal Mark Rober, the ever inventive genius, has taken snowball fights to the next level with this awesome snowball machine gun invention. He basically outfitted an Echo Leaf Blower into the most dominating weapon you could have in a snowball fight. It’s like the snowball gun a Terminator would have.


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