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Tire Ski Jump [slyt]
posted by mannequito on Feb 13, 2014 - 26 comments

Just Like Figure Skating. Only Not Really.

Ski ballet. Ski ballet? Ski ballet!
posted by ZsigE on Feb 13, 2014 - 12 comments

When NASCAR takes over the Olympics

Tire jumping in japan The olympic sport where the auto enthusiast can comment endlessly about the tire he used to have, that would have won.
posted by boilermonster on Mar 13, 2013 - 39 comments

Double black diamond

"Dude, we can TOTALLY ski through this abandoned building in Alaska!" [SLV]
posted by Chrysostom on Feb 11, 2013 - 27 comments

I'm calling dibs on the top bunk

A 6* chalet in the ski resort of Oberlech, Austria, has recently opened. The cost to rent it for a week? £231,088 - around $370,000. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Jan 31, 2013 - 93 comments

urban skiing

Urban skiing, courtesy of Finnish crew Nipwitz. Like skate videos with snow, ambient soundtrack, and a pinch of travelogue. Here is Murmanst Oblast and Sarajevo.
posted by oneirodynia on Jul 27, 2012 - 13 comments

Bike vs. Board

Snow Crash.
posted by unSane on Dec 5, 2011 - 43 comments

Street Skiing in Nelson, BC

Street Skiing in Nelson, BC. Gorgeous cinematography of skiing down the snowy climbs and alleyways in city of Nelson BC. Watch the sparks fly. [Vimeo]
posted by dobie on Dec 1, 2011 - 39 comments

Parachute skiing!

Awesome first person video of skiing in great conditions... with a parachute
posted by mathowie on Dec 20, 2010 - 44 comments

Just Don't Catch a Ski on a Tree

Speedflying in Wengen 2010. After watching it, it seems these guys really like crack. If you want to give it a go, learn how. [more inside]
posted by bwg on Nov 8, 2010 - 27 comments

I made it down Crash and Burn and all I got was this lousy Metafilter post

[FlashFridayFilter] Ski Stunt Simulator [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on May 14, 2010 - 7 comments

Slope View

A crew from Google is capturing images of the Vail and Beaver Creek mountains for its Google Maps' Street View with its own snowmobile mounted with a special camera. Shortly before the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in February, Google decided to branch out to ski resorts, using a snowmobile to capture images of Whistler ski area. Vail and Beaver Creek are the first American ski resorts to be included in Street View.
posted by netbros on Apr 18, 2010 - 10 comments

Ski or Die!

Friday Flash Fun: Did you enjoy Cyclomaniacs? Enjoying the Winter Olympics? You might enjoy Ski Maniacs! Ski Maniacs uses similar controls and physics. Do tricks and complete timetrials to complete the game and unlock additional characters.
posted by schyler523 on Feb 19, 2010 - 8 comments

The surprising motion of ski moguls

The surprising motion of ski moguls: ski moguls migrate uphill, even though skiers and snow move downhill. Time lapse video (YouTube) [more inside]
posted by furtive on Nov 22, 2009 - 33 comments

Natasha Richardson Dead at Age 45 From Fall at Ski Resort

Actress Natasha Richardson died yesterday at the age of 45 after a fall while taking a beginner's lesson at the Mont Tremblant Ski Resort, located 80 miles northwest of Montreal in Quebec, Canada. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Mar 19, 2009 - 145 comments

Skier Suffers Exposure! Get it?!?

A lot of people have nightmares about showing up to school or work naked. But hey, how about this one? Brrrrrrrrr. (nsfw)
posted by miss lynnster on Jan 6, 2009 - 77 comments

All you need's a hill, a tow rope and a warming hut. Liability Schmiability!

New England's Lost Ski Areas. The Northeast used to be littered with mom-and-pop-size ski areas, many of which have been consolidated into huge resorts, while others fell to development or just passed out of existence. This site serves as a repository for information, images, and reminiscinces. Links to other region's lost ski area sites, too. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jan 20, 2008 - 26 comments

Winter is No Excuse to Not Ride Your Bike

The KTrak Snowcycle Conversion Kit takes your mountain bike and turns it into a tracked, human-powered snow (or sand) machine, complete with a front ski. Other snow bikes are great at going downhill, like the Hanson Ski-MX Kit or the Winter X Bike Kit, but the KTrak goes up, down and all around.
posted by fenriq on Dec 13, 2006 - 21 comments

Your best chance of surviving a complete burial.

Avalanche transceivers have become an essential piece of technology for people who spend time in avalanche terrain. Beacons, as they're also known, operate on an international standard frequency and can be used to find other transceivers (hopefully still attached to people) buried under snow, giving rescuers a chance to find victims before they suffocate. [more inside]
posted by mistermoore on Nov 16, 2006 - 19 comments

They might give birth in mid-air

Ski Jumping - the only Olympic discipline to ban women. [thanks occhiblu]
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Awesome on Feb 11, 2006 - 35 comments

Ski Pr0n

As old man winter approaches once again, and some of our minds turn to thoughts of flying through the air and sailing down mountains atop our trusted skis, what is there to do for the next month or so before most of our favorite resorts actually open for business? I present to you an assortment of new ski movie trailers, enjoy. [all sorts of Quicktime]
posted by garethspor on Oct 4, 2005 - 11 comments

Snow on Fillmore St.

Ski San Francisco. Ski wax company trucks a bunch of snow into SF, dumps it on Fillmore St., skiers and snowboarders get air while others take pictures.
posted by planetkyoto on Sep 30, 2005 - 23 comments

No Dogs, No Men, One Gun

Bancroft and Arnesen are in Russia ready to start their newest adventure: starting Monday, as polar explorers in their own right, they'll try to become the first women in history to ski across the top of the world - two women pulling two sleds across 1,000 miles of frozen ocean. No dogs, no men and one .44 Magnum revolver. They may not be taking men, but they are taking a laptop so you can track their progress.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Feb 19, 2005 - 13 comments

One man, 1,240 miles.

The Serco Transarctic Expedition: Ben Saunders is attempting the first ever solo ski crossing of the Arctic Ocean -- from Russia to Canada via the geographic North Pole without kites or dogs and without replenishing supplies. He's now about 160 nautical miles into the trek, and making daily posts about the experience.
posted by me3dia on Apr 7, 2004 - 4 comments

Rotating Ski Slope.

Rotating Ski Slope. This seems a little far fetched, if not dangerous. Skiers travel down the side of the revolving slope at the same time as it moves upwards. The result is that the ski run is effectively much further than the actual 300-metre length of the incline. It is in Wales though - which will be nice.
posted by Spoon on Feb 26, 2002 - 12 comments

Sundance is a little ski resort about twenty minutes up the road from me... it's quiet during the winter, and a great date in the summer ...and aside from it's eponymous (and off-site) film festival, who would have guessed that it was so famous? Do you have any local favorites in your neck of the woods... places that are surprising local hotspots (a la "a prophet in his own country")?
posted by silusGROK on Aug 28, 2001 - 6 comments

May 1st Skiboot

May 1st Skiboot - Reinvigoration of the Ski Footwear.
posted by riffola on Apr 25, 2001 - 29 comments

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