It’s snow joke these people are skiing in the streets

Taking skiing out of the mountains, bringing it to the street

PUBLISHED: 12:10, 21 Nov 2014 | 
UPDATED: 09:53, 21 Nov 2014 | 
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‘Urban’ and ‘Skiing’ are probably two words which you wouldn’t expect to see in the same sentence as skiing is usually thought of to be a sport related strictly to the mountains. Therefore you may ask…what is Urban Skiing? Watch the below video and all will become more clear

JP Auclair Street Segment (from All.I.Can.) from Sherpas Cinema on Vimeo.

This film shows the late skier JP Auclair make use of his surroundings- a snowy Canadian town- in the most creative way possible and manages to create some incredible, rare and unusual footage. Obviously, some sort of snow is required because skis need a surface that they can slide on but urban skiing is, essentially, taking the sport out of the snow filled mountains and taking it to the streets which makes for a seriously amazing form of the sport.

This is another incredible urban ski film filmed in derelict buildings and streets of Detroit. If you don’t want to watch the whole 10 minutes, we recommend going from 1:50 to 3:45 or from 7:55 for some of the most impressive footage
“Anywhere it snows in the whole world is your canvas,” says Karl Fostvedt who is one of the extreme skiers seen in this film which shows him and fellow skiers going down rails of stairs, water-skiing on top of rivers and building ramps made out of bricks and thin layers of snow in order to perform high jumps, jump off walls and onto buildings. Unbelievably good stuff!

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