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 -
Winter in Minnesota
aint nothin like she used to be.
Once upon a time, winter meant more than an extra 15 minutes stuck in traffic in a car with heated seats, a CD player, and a good excuse for getting to work late.
"...After great toil they reached the scene of distress and found many dead; and what was more horrible, the living feeding on the corpses of their relatives."
posted by santiagogo
on Dec 12, 2004 -
The Harbin Snow and Ice Festival
The temperature in Harbin, China reaches forty below zero, both Fahrenheit and centigrade, and stays below freezing nearly half the year. The city is actually further north than notoriously cold Vladivostok, Russia, just 300 miles away. Rather than suffer the cold, the residents of Harbin celebrate it, with an annual festival of snow and ice sculptures and competitions. The main link actually shows the 2003 sculptures; here are some from this year
posted by orange swan
on Mar 30, 2004 -
No Time For Cold Feet
In the land of 10,000 lakes... 10,000 people dig for $10,000 buried in the snow. The 117th Saint Paul Winter Carnival
is under way -- it's day 11 of the medallion hunt and it hasn't been found yet! The modern medallion is made of translucent blue lucite and is approximately two inches in diameter and one-half inch thick.
It's hidden somewhere (on public land) in Ramsey County, which covers over 140 square miles. Here are this year's clues
. Who says Minnesota isn't fun in January? Past medallion locations!
posted by loopy
on Jan 29, 2003 -
The National Toboggan Championships
will be held this coming weekend in Camden, Maine. As a past resident of the area I can say that this event, and toboggan runs in general, are a blast. Read About
or Listen to
(about 40 minutes into the Real Audio File), descriptions of the event.
Any toboggan runs or similarly impressive downhill snow events in your neck of the woods?
posted by dhacker
on Jan 30, 2002 -
I've never been accused in the past of only posting serious news item type links - so just to prove that i'm no stick-in-the-mud here is a fun link. It apparently requires no shockwave plugins..... ladies and gentlemen--and especially you cosmopolite European members--I give you, after a wee scroll down and download.... Walking Round In Women's Underwear
!! please enjoy this during work hours.
posted by y2karl
on Dec 19, 2001 -
(please note: this is not a link. It's just a random cheerbombing.)
posted by Succa
on Dec 24, 2000 -
With winter and the holiday season fast approaching, let's get the annual snowcraft
link out of the way. Shockwave plug-in required.
posted by alan
on Nov 17, 2000 -
U.S. mean temperature (January-September) warmest on record.
That's in 105 years. Something to be alarmed about? Maybe, maybe not, but call me concerned, folks. Given the fact that we don't seem to have winter around here anymore, I guess our grandkids will be asking us, "Hey, tell us about the time it was cold!".
Pardon me for posting links in rapid succession; the NCDC website is obscenely slow, if you can get to it at all.
posted by Mr. skullhead
on Oct 20, 2000 -