Forget Heliskiing, These Guys Have Just Invented Hot Air Balloon Skiing

These skiers have just found a much more interesting way to hit the top of mountains...


Some people will go to extreme lengths to reach fresh powder – whether it’s using a helicopter to reach an untouched peak or hiking miles into the wilderness to find fresh lines.

However, these German skiers took it one step further. Introducing Balloon Skiing – yep, that’s getting a hot air balloon to drop you on top of a mountain before riding down.

It’s part of a new ski film called Heimschnee.

Photo: Vaude

Fronted by backcountry skiier Stephan Keck, the team rappelled off the side of the hot air balloon, touching down on the peak of a remote mountain top.

It might seem like an extreme way to find untouched powder – but it’s way more eco-friendly than using a gas guzzling helicopter.

Who knows? It might catch on…


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