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Heliski Journey down the Gorner Glacier | Zermatt Switzerland

Jturner
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Contributor used DJI Phantom 4 and Mavic Pro drones, combined with ground camera footage, to create this video of an epic helicopter ski trip to one of Europe's most famous glaciers.  The Gorner Glacier runs down the west side of the Monte Rosa masif near Zermatt, Switzerland.  With a surface area of nearly 60 square km (about 20 square mi.), it's the second largest glacier in the Alps.  Monte Rosa, which is part of the Pennine Alps, is the second highest peak in the Alps after Mt. Blanc in France.  

 
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A Day In Schilthorn

iDrone Aerials

Piz Gloria is a rotating restaurant atop Mt. Schiltorn in Switzerland.  Top contributor iDrone Aerials used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to capture the scene at this magical Alpine spot, one of the most iconic in Europe.  Piz Gloria owes its fame in part to the movies, specifically the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service.  In the movie (#7 in the series), agent 007 (played by the unknown George Lazenby) tracks down the villian Blofeld (Telly Savalas) at his allergy research institute atop the mountain.  

 
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Freeride Gornergrat, Zermatt Drone Edit

FreeskiZermatt

A wintry paradise awaits skiers in the Swiss Alps, and in this truly epic drone video, contributor FreeskiZermatt's drone gives us the best view of the ultimate skiing experience in Zermatt. Few of us will feel the sheer adrenaline from skiing above the clouds in this alpine paradise in central Switzerland, with perhaps the world's most beautiful mountain range as a backdrop, but we can all enjoy the video.

 
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Skiing the Argentiere Glacier Near Chamonix, France

Jturner

Contributor Jturner produced this spectacular video skiing down the Argentiere glacier, which is part of the Mt. Blanc Masif in the French Alps.  The glacier which runs perpendicular to the Chamonix Valley, made a disguised but widely noted appearance in the 21st installment of the James Bond series, The World is Not Enough.  In the 1999 film, 007 (played by Pierce Brosnan) there's an epic mountain ski chase scene which is set in the Caucasus but which, in fact, was shot on this very glacier.

 
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A New Perspective (Audi Nines 2018) - Johnny FPV

JohnnyFPV

Action sports and FPV drones is one of the best combinations that this industry has to offer! In this edit by top drone racer and FPV freestyle pilot JohnnyFPV, watch as he follows some of the world's best freestyle skiers at the Audi Nines competition at the Sölden ski resort in Tyrol, Austria.  This amazing FPV film was nominated for the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest in the Spring of 2018 and was our Winner in the Extreme Sports category for the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards.

 
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Antisana Skiing

Esteban Barrera

Esteban Barrera may very well have set a record by flying his drone over the Antisana Volcano in Ecuador.  Using his DJI Phantom 3 drone, he hit an altitude of of 5.7k meters (18.7k ft) atop the volcano, the fourth highest peak in this South American country.  It lies just an hour's drive to the southeast of the capital city Quito.  The volcano is part of the Andes Mountains, a geological system which runs much of the length of western South America and covers most of the western portion of Ecuador. 

 
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Freeride Ski at National Park Galicica - Ohrid Macedonia by 2S & Ski Macedonia

stojan2s

While it is not as prominent as other alpine areas, the mountains of Macedonia in Europe's Balkan region offer spectacular skiing opportunities.  Most of the country is covered in steep hills and mountains, with the greatest concentrations in its northwestern and southern regions.  Stojan2s created this epic drone video from a ski trip to the Galicica National Park ski area, situated in the soutwestern corner of the country near the famous Lake Ohrid.  

 
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Biwako Valley Ski Resort Shiga Japan

Styfly I STUDIO

Styfly Studio created an amazing drone video of a ski area in Japan.  The Biwako Valley Ski Resort is situated in central part of Honshu, the largest and most populous island of the Japanese archipelago.  It's located roughly halfway between the cities of Kyoto and Nagoya.  The resort's mountaintop sits at about 1.1k meters (about 3.5k ft) above sea level, and offers both tow- and lift-accessed slopes.  As you will see in the video, the top of the mountain offers stunning views of Lake Biwa, Japan's largest freshwater lake. 

 
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Freeride in Beiarn, Northern Norway

Zdeno Dvorak

The mountains of Northern Norway offer some of the best skiing in Europe, and are much less well known (and less crowded, as well as less expensive) than the Alps.  The much less intensively used slopes are are perfect for freeriding, much harder to undertake in the more crowded areas of the Alps.  Contributor Zdeno Dvorak created this beautiful drone video of an epic freeride adventure in Beiarn, which lies in the country's Nordland region. It's located just north of the Arctic Circle.  

 
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Mount Hutt Snow Palooza 2018

YoumiTrip

The moutains of the Southern Alps in New Zealand provide an abundance of recreation for its winter season, and travel blogger YoumiTrip caught the highlight of winter fun when he flew his drone over the 'mad spring party' known as the Mount Hutt Snow Palooza.  Revelers cruise their way down the ski mountain either via snow kayaking, proving that the winter in the Southern Hemisphere is not to be missed. This video was a Drone Video of the Month Staff Pick.

 
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Faloria, Cortina d'Ampezzo

nicolaf degauls

Contributor nicolaf degauls created this stunning drone video of Mt. Faloria in northeastern Italy. It's part of the Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy's most well known ski area, which is situated in the Belluno province of the Italy's Veneto region.  Cortina d'Ampezzo has appeared in numerous feature movies (including in installments of the James Bond and Pink Panther series), and it also hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics.  At the Olympics, the Men's Giant Slalom event was held on the slopes of Faloria.

 
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Avoriaz | France

Play North

Avoriaz is one of the best known skiing desinations in the French Alps. It's in the area between Chamonix and Mt. Blanc to the south and Lake Geneva to the north. The resort has 51 slopes with a top-to-base drop of just under 1.4k meters or about 4.5k feet. It is one of the resorts credited with pioneering modern skiing, and continues to be among France's top ski resorts and amongst the top in the entire Alps region. Ear Trumpet Media created this drone video of the magnificent slopes of Avoriaz.

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