A little bizarre skiing tradition in Russia, where else? (41 Photos)

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  • Jame

    #39 Zach Braff dressed as Superman?

  • Oregon_country

    #24 Yes ma'am this is the proper way to drag you from the water.

    • AmBush_Steve

      To heck with trying to become the chive's new merchandising dude. Sign me up for the job of pulling scantilly clad russian hotties from the water. Looks like fun.

    • Smitty

      Wouldn't be surprised if he cut his hands… her nipples were probably hard as diamonds at that moment.

  • Yuri

    In mother Russia, we've found a better way to rid the population of the crazies. Half of them die later that night of pneumonia

    • pimpampet

      Here in europe we make holes in the ice to swim in the water… Normal healty people do not get pneumonia just like that… that is unless you eat mc donnalds every week.

      • Lil John

        You don't catch cold from being cold. Pneumonia does not work that way.

  • JESSE

    They do this all over Colorado resorts every year. No bigs

    • planedr

      Yea, not very bizarre when it happens every year at multiple ski resorts.

      • yukon

        99% of the ski areas in MI do this every year. I think it would be harder to find a ski resort in the US that didn't have some sort of end of the season party with a slush cup.

    • f0urd3gr33s

      Came here to say this.

    • Froman

      They also do this in Kimberly BC, in Canada. It's actually a very common tradition where there are lots of ski hills in one area.

    • undeniable

      They do it in California too, a couple hours away from the Chive offices.

    • Jaba

      I did it at Stevens Pass in Washington a couple of weeks ago. Everybody does it now.

    • Adam

      I think its safe to say that any resort anywhere does this.

    • hydrogenbond

      Yeah, those crazy RUSSIANS, doing something that just about every ski resort on the planet does. The people did a great job with their costumes and the pictures are cool though.

    • Mt. Hood

      Happens every year at Mt. Hood Meadows where I ride. In fact it was last weekend.

    • Autolock

      Also done here in Minnesota. On our tiny little hill side.

  • banananah

    dude, they're russian.

    • TheGhost

      yeah, we are 🙂

      • chbeers

        yeah, this dude looks super cold #37

        • Coolio

          Believe it or not, thats not a dude…

      • elliott

        Actually a huge majority of places in the United States do this. The best is the St Patty's day downhill in underwear, when there is still enough snow. As for pneumonia, don't be a pussy

        • Lil John

          LOL @ crazy redneck contest between USA and Russia.

          TIE!!!

  • Col

    The most amazing thing is the number of American cultural references here

  • UWYO

    this is a very common thing at ski resorts in the United States

    • Timmer

      And Canada!

      • BostonChiver.

        Been to the one at Tremblant! My hometown is minutes from Mount Snow (VT) so I grew up there and worked there and this is one of our biggest events.

  • Trexx

    #5 I feel like this is how the world sees the US.

  • WOOPIE GOLDBURG

    POOP YOUR PANTS DO IT AND LET THE ENGLISH SEE YOU DO IT

  • kayley

    have you never heard of slush cup, eh? love from alberta

    • Jordan

      That's what I was thinking!

    • ChriX

      Woot, Sunshine this weekend! Going to be a good time.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=23805003 Brennan Best

      Yeah they do this at most ski resorts. But these russians had some pretty legit costumes.

  • phoenixpwns

    #4 Should have been a scene in Star Wars.

    • Adam

      I kind of wish I could speak Russian, the only thing I was thinking when I saw this pic is how the saga would be in Russian.

  • whyme1973

    #19 #24 #36 I bet those nipples could cut glass.

    • Anomanom

      I don't know but i wouldn't mind finding out.

      • Adam

        "No one knows for sure but I intend to find out……REBOOT!"

  • Tom

    happens in a lot of Canadian ski resorts every year…..

  • Zed5637

    Awesome

  • https://www.facebook.com/heather.f.ray Heather F. Ray

    we used to do this at my local mountain every year in new york to end the season. i always did it in a bikini. 🙂

    • RobsterCraws

      liar

    • zaffa

      thats a sight for sore eyes

    • P3king

      Pics or it didn't happen

  • val

    Doing the same in France at the end of the skiing season!

    • Freedom Fries

      ahhh France…. the world's vagina. Gotta love it.

  • Josephus

    #31 That water looks cold.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=606371253 Shannon Coverdale

    That is f'ing awesome!

  • Bubba

    #41 Stifflers mom

  • Scott

    With the exception of a costume. American resorts do this every year.

    • truth

      We wear costumes at Mt. Hood Meadows.

  • CorwinNorway

    Only in Russia!

    • Greg

      Nope Vancouver island Canada too. Slush cup.

      • Lil John

        Only in anywhere with alcohol and snow and awesome.

  • LucretiusCarus

    #16 I lost the other two fingers in the gulag.

    • theblenny

      Haha….he said gulag….

  • Henry

    Ehh, hate much? Live and let live, I find, is more the Chives motto…

  • Token Black Chiver

    Nice rant bro… hows about you just go to a different site in this ever expanding interweb where people actually are racist. You obviously have never been black or of any significant culture in your life. The link they post aren't racist, they're honest. Chinese gangster photos are actually of a Chinese gangster! Who would've thought?!

    Any whos…. Enough time wasted on trolling f**ks like you.

    -Black Chiver

  • Joe

    Stop feeding the troll & KCCO.

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