When first coming across this video, I wasn't entirely surprised. The notion that Russians would be crazy enough (I mean this in a loving, quirky sense) to ski outside in bathing suits didn't really strike me as odd. I mean, we see it sometimes in the states with Polar Bear dives and Fraternity's doing dumb sh*t, but I doubt any of those people are nearly as tough as those featured below:
All stereotyping aside, it seems bikini skiing isn't solely reserved for Putin's peeps. Don't get me wrong, this video is magical, but here at FHM, we like to do a bit more digging. We took to Instagram to discover that the hashtag #bikiniskiing was actually quite popular, which raises the question, why do women like to ski in below freezing temperatures? Are they actually skiing at all, or just posing for the pictures?
We may never know the true answers to these questions, but again, do we really care? At the end of the day, we've all grown accustomed to seeing beautiful women posing in front of warm sunsets, palm trees, and pink sands. Why not switch it up a bit? Snowy slopes are a beautiful backdrop so long as you don't have to actually be there.