It doesn't have to be depressing.

For many, the first sign of flurry white stuff can mean the end of the riding season. For those with warm clothing and a drive to get some two-wheel drifting in, however, there's a whole new world to be explored when winter arrives. What we present below is motivation to go out and make the best of it, because riding bikes is a blast no matter the conditions.

Vincent Tupin's Winter Ride

 

​​​Fans of big blasty booters and effortless style will love watching Vinny T give a lesson in how to ride your favorite freeride trail when it's covered in snow. So sick!

Winter Climb n' Ride

 

​​Ever thought of combining two of your favorite pastimes into one amazing day? Trippin's Oe Nagan did just that by strapping his bike to his back, heading into deepest darkest Scotland and pioneering a snow-filled gully before galloping down an exposed ridge back to the warmth of Glenmore Lodge. No excuses after watching this video. Get out there and make your perfect day.

Mark Wallace Shreds Raw in British Columbia

 

​Hard work in the fall pays off for ​Canadian pinner Mark Wallace, who spends his off-season moving earth and sculpting ridiculous lines to help him stay sharp for when the beeps start again. His creation certainly doesn't disappoint. How about that tree launch?!

Season

 

​​Without nature, what would mountain biking be? That's the question Commencal rider Eliott Lapotre and filmer Edgar Hans strived to answer in this rad ride that spans an entire year.

Steve Peat Takes the Santa Cruz 5010 into the Wilds of Scotland

 

​​Join Peaty on a solo mission in one of the best bike launch videos to date. This is what winter bike adventures are made of.

All My Friends Are Sick

 

​​Matt Hunter, Dylan Sherrard, Matty Miles and crew harness a little DIY snow spike ingenuity and a lot of talent to find some traction and make the most of wintry conditions. Sick doesn't half tell the story, and this Silvia video delivers the goods in spades.

Bonus: Candide Thovex Doesn't Need Any Snow

 

If you've already seen some of Candide's previous work, you know what to expect... the unexpected! Watch as he brings a little MTB style to skiing, just like these guys attempted to do.

Bonus: An UnReal Dirt Blizzard

 

While it may seem like a cruel joke to include this video, there's no better place for it. ​Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Films ​captured the feel of snow with no snow at all. For Thomas Vanderham, Matty Miles, Ian Morrison, and Finn Iles, the Dirt Blizzard was something that they once could only dream about… until now.

Go on then. Get out there!

Title image by the Trippin Fellas

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