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Video: Pow-Loving Platypus Spotted at Tasmanian Ski Area

We often write about animal sightings at ski areas. And by animal sightings, we mean moose sightings. It's not that we're opposed to writing about other animals, but most of the usual suspects are hibernating during the winter, so we write about moose. Moose are massive and scary, but also goofy-looking and strangely adorable. Platypi aren't massive, but they are definitely goofy-looking and strangely adorable, and their venom adds an element of terror to their otherwise unthreatening appearance. Therefore, platypi are Australia's version of moose. Hot take? Maybe, but we're sticking to it.

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This video comes to us from  Mount Mawson, a ski area within Tasmania's Mount Field National Park. A completely volunteer-run operation, Mawson is a small resort with three tow-ropes and less than 300 feet of vert. However, it's one of the few places where you might see a platypus at a ski area, so that's definitely something.

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Video: Sam Smoothy Tackles a Gnarly Line on Mt. Aurum
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Video: Sam Smoothy Tackles a Gnarly Line on Mt. Aurum

Video: Sam Smoothy Tackles a Gnarly Line on Mt. Aurum

High above Queenstown, New Zealand stands Mt. Aurum. It's a gnarly peak few have even skied, with the true line off the summit remaining untouched - until Sam Smoothy and Fraser Mcdougall found the perfect conditions to rip it at full speed.  RELATED: Griff, Smoothy, and Fabi Explore Austria's Skiing and Culture Hitting it just once via heli wasn't enough for the boys, though, so they went back for an ever bigger accomplishment: summiting from the valley floor. Three days of hiking, one

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Can We Talk About The J Skis x Bob Ross Collab?
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Can We Talk About The J Skis x Bob Ross Collab?

Can We Talk About The J Skis x Bob Ross Collab?

Jason Levinthal and his pet project J Skis have been fighting a kind of quiet revolution in the ski industry. Straying away from the over-engineered skis many other brands are chasing, J Skis is staying true to those of us looking for skis that above all are fun to shred around no matter where. The best part, however, tends to be the limited-run top sheets created as collabs with various artists. Of course, we can all agree that our favorite artist is none other than the legendary Bob Ross.

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Video: The Trailer For The Blank Collective’s Latest Just Dropped
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Video: The Trailer For The Blank Collective’s Latest Just Dropped

Video: The Trailer For The Blank Collective’s Latest Just Dropped

Sure, we’ve been around for a while – nearly a quarter century to be exact – and over the years we’ve seen plenty of our friends in the snow film industry come and go. However, if there’s one crew that has always caught our eye when it comes to creativity, good times, and good ol’ fashioned shredding, that would be the Blank Collective. Last year, we were treated to an inside look at what goes inside their heads with , and this year, we’re learning even more about how this ragtag crew of