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California drought, lack of snow got you down? Try rock skiing (video)

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A group of filmmakers poked gentle fun at California skiers who were recently photographed skiing on an anemic patch of snow on the state’s drought-ridden mountains, by promoting a new sport: rock skiing.

 

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-rock-skiing-20150423-story.html

 

 

I'm glad A-Basin is still open.

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... promoting a new sport: rock skiing.

 

Except it's not new. I didn't even realize it was possible at first, but I've seen a few interesting videos. Here's one example :

 

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I would like to ski the Sand Dune in Colorado some day. :)

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I would like to ski the Sand Dune in Colorado some day. :)

 

Wow, that's another one I didn't know you could do! Awfully skinny skis... guess maybe you have to cut down on the friction.

 

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I see an impending face plant. :)

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