Have You Seen This? Snowless skiing is incredible

Posted January 24

GRASSY SLOPES — I don’t even know how to introduce this video that will help you understand the awesomeness you’re about to see, so I’ll just stick with the cold hard facts.

In 2015, French skier Candide Thovex shot a commercial for Audi with the tagline “all conditions are perfect conditions.” In the commercial, it shows Thovex skiing down mountainsides, on roads, over farmers, in a field of moguls and more.

When you see the original commercial, you’ll immediately think, “Oh, that’s some nice CGI work. But if you think that, then you are wrong — dead wrong.

This week, Thovex posted some incredible behind-the-scenes footage on his Facebook page of the year-old commercial. You will see the enormously gutsy skier complete all the stunts himself, and then you’ll pick your jaw up off the floor.

Once you’ve picked your jaw up and cleaned up whatever drooly mess you’ve left behind, all that’s left to do is wonder about what the insurance budget alone was like for that single commercial shoot.

As a testimonial of the video, Thovex posted the footage on Thursday, and it already has over 8.5 million views and counting.

Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in the ridiculous that internet serves up, which means she's more than grateful that she gets to cruise the web for amazing videos to write about. Follow her on Twitter at @monstergar.


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