Oh, the days when skiers simply had to endure things like ice, trees, and the random, renegade snowboarder on the slopes. These days, you’re just as apt to see the next Evel Knievel or Arthur Fonzarelli.
Yahoo! Autos presented the following clip of a Lamborghini zipping up the slopes in Flachau, Austria. The car’s presence is truly made known when it races past a poor skier simply trying to skin his way to the top for some turns.
Of course, last month at Sunday River, Red Bull took extreme motor sports to a new level with its new Frozen Rush event, featuring specially-designed cars ripping up the slopes normally reserved for skiers and riders.
So, next time you’re coming down the hill, be sure to watch for oncoming traffic. Literally.
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.