YouTube Replaces Winter With The Ski Channel

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I think we can all agree by this point that Winter 2012 forgot that it had some place to be this year in the western hemisphere, so let us welcome the timely arrival of Spring 2012. In case you're still feeling sore about being stood up by winter, though, YouTube announced today the creation of a new channel, The Ski Channel, your one-stop fix for all things wintery white with cool runnings.

In order to avoid any confusion here, The Ski Channel is an existing television network and multi-media platform that offers focused coverage on mountain sports such as skiing, snowboarding, and the such. The YouTube channel for The Ski Channel is mostly just an extension of that network's outreach into social media. The Ski Channel team partnered with Epic Planks, crafters of premium skis and handmade snowboards, to create a new series featured on the channel, Germination, which showcases some of the best up-and-coming super shredders from around the world. The first episode, 'A Taste of Norway,' is below.

Additionally, here are some other offerings from The Ski Channel so, if you like what you see, you'll probably find more likable videos over at the site.

In addition to videos, the YouTube channel also contains links to different parts of The Ski Channel's site, such as profiles on notable athletes, a resort rater, upcoming events, and other mountain sports-related news. So really, even when you're entrenched in the dog days of summer, snow-wishers can retreat to this new YouTube channel to get your wintry fix.