Watch These Lunatics Use Parachutes To Fly Their Snowmobiles Around

Bored? Canadian? Need something to do with those snowmobiles and parachutes you've got hanging around? Enter parasledding: the motor-sport that's exactly what it sounds like. As you can in this (sometimes-painfully-portrait-oriented) video, it combines all the joys of being on an extremely heavy and fast-moving… » 1/12/13 9:00pm 1/12/13 9:00pm

Snowmobilers Meet a Terrifying Avalanche

These riders in Norway were having a little competition to see who could get the furthest up the mountain before their snowmobilers couldn't go any further. Just like any other guys hanging out these days, they were filming their competition—then the mountain flipped the script on them and an avalanche came rolling… » 4/05/12 7:20pm 4/05/12 7:20pm

Explore Antarctica with Lotus' Concept Ice Vehicle

Planning an expedition to the uninhabitable continent soon? Didn't think so. But still, this biofuel-powered Concept Ice Vehicle is pretty cool, with a prop in the back and three ski feet to ride on; it even has a spiked front foot for braking action and an ice radar for navigation.

The CIV is 4.5 meters by 4.5… » 8/13/08 9:40pm 8/13/08 9:40pm

Modded Kids Snowmobiles to be Used to Aid Climate Research

Instead of trekking across ice sheets and into dangerous areas to gather data on climate change, scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology are going to send robots in instead. Dubbed SnoMotes, the in-development robots are modified kids snowmobiles—chosen for their cheapness and resilience—packed with… » 5/28/08 5:55am 5/28/08 5:55am