Will Alaska's Biggest Sled Dog Race Continue Without Snow?

The Iditarod, a 900-mile sled dog race across Alaska, goes on no matter what the weather, which can range from whiteout blizzards to hazardously frosty temps. But what happens when the racers show up and the snows don't? This year, we found out. » 4/15/14 10:15am Tuesday 10:15am

How to Traverse an Urban Snowscape

Winter storms continued to slam the Northeast today. Meanwhile, a record setting "polar vortex" embarked on its frigid march through the Midwestern United States. This photo, taken by AP photographer John Michillo on Friday, shows one enterprising New Yorker making the best of the year's first major snowpocalypse. » 1/05/14 5:00pm 1/05/14 5:00pm

These are among the world's first 3D photographs of untouched snowflakes

Researchers at the University of Utah have teamed up with the NSF to understand better just how fast and in what form snowflakes truly fall. To do it, they're using a high-speed Multi-Angle Snowflake Cam (aka "MASC") to capture real-time 3D images of snowflakes in freefall at Utah's Alta Ski Area. » 4/12/13 12:20pm 4/12/13 12:20pm

Watch thirty epic hours of snowstorm Nemo in just sixty seconds

Last Friday, a hulking blizzard snowstorm overtook the Northeast. Few places were as hard-hit as Boston, parts of which were shrouded in more than thirty inches of snow by Saturday morning. This timelapse video, shot by Beantown resident jere7my tho?rpe between Friday 2/8/13 and Saturday 2/9/13, packs 30 hours of… » 2/11/13 2:40pm 2/11/13 2:40pm

Snowy Space Invaders "crop circle" appears on a French hillside

We adore artist Simon Beck's geometric snow art, which he makes by simply stomping on fresh snow with his snow shoes. Usually, his designs are inspired by geometry or crop circles, but on a recent snow-stomping trek, he walked a trio of Space Invaders into existence. Fortunately, these guys are stuck there, so they'll… » 12/30/12 9:30am 12/30/12 9:30am

Here is the biggest goddamn snow blower you've ever seen

Add this to your ever-growing list of things you never knew existed but now desperately need: a BNSF rotary snow blower. The video up top is of a model currently in operation clearing railroad tracks in Aurora, NE, but you'll find them all over the country, churning through formidable heaps of tightly packed snow like … » 12/14/12 12:40pm 12/14/12 12:40pm