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A Glowing LED-Lit Sled Keeps You On The Slopes All Night Long

It’s too bad that snow really only falls during the winter months when the days are so short. It means that if you lose track of time, you’ll find yourself careening down a snow and ice-covered hill on a sled in the dark of night, with no way to see what you’re about to crash into. Unless you bring a torch, or sled with this glowing downhill racer.


Watch People Get Slow-Mo Smacked In The Face With Snowballs 

There’s nothing more satisfying than watching someone take a snowball right square in the jaw. Unless of course, it’s a whole crew of folks getting smacked with snow right in the face, like in this seasonal supercut. ‘Tis the season!


The Different Types Of Snowflake, Visualised

Snowflakes are endlessly fascinating and incredibly beautiful. But while they’re all (sort of) unique, they can be neatly divided into well-defined types of flake. This chart shows them all.


Skiing Through This Impossibly Narrow Ridge Is Insane

Video: Holy cow. I don’t know how professional skier Cody Townsend pulled off this insane ski line that saw him pretty much drop straight down and then through the most narrow of cracks while skiing insanely fast, but he did it. The English language is not equipped to express how unbelievably mind-blowingly awesome his ski run was.


The Artist Making Beautiful Snow Art With Simple Maths And Footprints

You’ve probably seen Simon Beck’s masterpieces floating around the internet. Up close it looks like an army has marched through the snow. But when you step back — way back — the texture turns into an extravagant design. Some look like snowflakes, some like elaborate fractals. They’re all made with just a compass, Beck’s feet and some simple maths.


600 Mountain Bikers Descend At Once Down 2500m Snow-Covered Course

Video: Watch GoPro footage of 600 lunatics on bikes descending at once down the Pic Blanc Glacier, France — it’s all part of Megavalanche, an 30km endurance event, with an 2500m descent over snow, ice and unsteady terrain. The event has run for nearly 20 years and attracts adrenaline junkies in their thousands.


How To Make Your Very Own Urban Igloo

It’s freaking cold outside, and depending where you live, it might just be snowing. If you have lots of free time on your hands, and want to make something truly cool, why not go all-out and construct an urban igloo?


7 Essential Self-Heating Garments To Keep You Warm This Winter

Just because the weather outside is frightful, doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors huddled close to a delightful fire. There’s plenty of things to do in the winter that don’t involve shovels or shopping.


A Turntable Snowboard Brings The Party To The Slopes

The folks at Signal Snowboards like to experiment over the winter months with conceptual deck designs — sometimes they’re practical, and sometimes they’re downright crazy. And the company’s latest creation, a snowboard with a built-in turntable, probably falls into that latter category.


Avalanche Smashes A Skier In Scary Helmet Cam Video

Video: Luckily for Eric Hjorleifson, the avalanche that he started by going down a big mountain pillow line doesn’t fully consume him, leaving him relatively unscathed — he just “twisted his knee a bit.” You can hear the fear in his heavy breathing after the incident, though. I don’t blame him. It’s quite scary.