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Ice Climbing by Drone: iced waterfall in italian Alps NOT YET RATED

Enrico Pescantini

If you think rock climbing in the Alps would be challenging, how about climbing an iced waterfall.  Really?  Contributor Enrico Pescantini used a drone to film a climber scaling the Cascata di Cambrembo waterfall, one of Italy's largest, in its frozen state during the depths of winter.  The waterfall is located in the Italian Alps in Italy's Lombardy region.  Despite its copious water flow, during the frigid winter months it completely freezes, allowing it to be scaled like a rock cliff. 

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Winter Paddle Boarding

The paddle boarder in this drone video appears to drift into the unknown... Contributor followed the paddle boarder out to Lake Geneva in Switzerland, with his DJI Phantom 4 drone, to capture this mysteriously misty aerial footage.  First he's surrounded by white, then bird's eye views reveal the clear blue lake water below.

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Mount Hutt Snow Palooza 2018


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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Ninja H2 - Fastest Wheelie On Ice


The only thing more insane than driving a motorcycle over 200 kph (145 mph) is doing it on ice, and then popping a wheelie in the middle of the run.  In this video, you will see Bubba Myers do just that with his Kawasaki Ninja H2.  He unofficially broke the world record for the fastest motorcycle wheelie on ice.  All captured for posterity via drone by contributor Chrisian Michel in this amazing aerial video. 

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Winter Jet-ski in 20°F Weather!


Yes, you read the title correctly.  Lake Superior is not warm even in the summer months, rarely exceeding 60 degrees.  In the winter months, well, let's just say it's cold.  But not too cold for contributor Andrew Achter and his friends, who attend the University of Minnesota Duluth.  They took a jetski out on the Duluth Harbor when it was plenty cold outside but the lake was still jetskiable - that is, before it froze completely for the winter! 

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iRev 2018 - Geoff Kyle's Freeride


Geoff Kyle has made a career out of big mountain freeride sledding. His tours take other snowseekers throughout Whister on sleds and snowbikes. However, the team in this video are no amatuers - they're team iRev, a group of people that love anything to do with motors and revs. Watch them rip down, around, and over the mountain in this Drone Video of the Week nominated video.  It was shot at the Whistler Ski Resort in British Columbia, Canada, about an hour drive north of Vancouver.

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Kola Snowkiting


What is snowkiting?  You'll find out when you watch this drone video by Rocannon.  Snowkiting is like kiteboarding except it's on snow instead of water. And what better place to practice an extreme winter sport than in a far northern corner of Russia.  The video was shot on the Kola Peninsula, which is best known for its main city, Murmansk.  It's almost completely within the Arctic Circle, and the waters of the Berents and White Seas freeze up, making this the land of icebreakers and snowkiting! 

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Sölden: Heaven for Winter Sports

Alin Constantin

Contributor Alin Constantin created this amazing drone video of Sölden, one of the most well known ski resorts in Austria.  It's situated in the Ötztal Valley in the West Tyrol region, near the Italian and Swiss borders.  Sölden featured prominently in the 2015 Jame Bond film Spectre (#26 in the series): the Ice Q restaurant (the glass paneled building which you'll see in the video) was the shooting location for the Hoffler Klinik, and the slopes of the resort were used to shoot a chase scene. 

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World's Largest Ice Fishing Contest

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Check out this amazing drone video of the world's largest ice fishing contest, compliments of contributor Blaze.   An annual event for almost thirty years, it's held on Gull Lake near Brainerd, Minnesota.  One of the premiere lake recreation areas in the Midwest, the area has become a year-round destination with events like this, in which thousands compete.  Footage from this aerial shoot was used in an episode of the TV series Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, which aired on HBO in February, 2019.  

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Khibiny Open Cup 2019


While the Urals and Caucasus are the two mountain ranges most commonly associated with Russia, they aren't the only mountains in this enormous country.  Witness this fantastic drone video from contributor and pilot Rocannon.  The video was filmed at the Khibiny Open Cup freeride competition in the Khibiney Mountains.  This range is one of two (and the taller) which sit on the Kola Peninsula in the Murmansk Oblast (province), in the very far north of Russia and well inside the Arctic Circle.  

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HELI SKIING! Winter in the San Juans, Colorado (4K)


The San Juan Mountains are a high and rugged range within the Rocky Mountains of the western United States. The San Juans are located in southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico and were a huge part of the gold and silver mining industry that made Colorado a popular destination in the early days of America’s gold rush. Now known more for their fresh powder and fantastic ski conditions, you can see the range in this dynamic drone video by talented pilot HAYDEN KAST.

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Cooler Windsurfing

karlsson on the roof

Winters in Scandinavia can seem endless, and many Scandinavians have developed ways to make the elements work for them.  Witness this fantastic FPV video from karlsson on the roof.  It captures a winter version of windsurfing on a very frozen Lake Saimaa in Finland.  The lake is enormous, covering 4.4k square km (1.7k square mi.) in the southeastern part of the country.  The temperature during filming is reported at around 0 Celsius, but that's before the effect of the 20-30 knot winds.