Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Ski alongside Matthias Giraud’s avalanche-starting base jump (Video)

I’ve got a serious case of Spring Skiing Envy. My Facebook news feed has been filled with happy snow-bound photos from friends back in Colorado where I used to live, while I’m stuck in D.C . with the dull ache of the deskbound skier. However, this three-minute video just put a little virtual zing in my snow fantasies.

I always feel a little silly posting commercials, but this is a must-see. It’s advertising the GoPro helmet-camera, and captures skier Matthias Giraud base jump off a cliff to escape an avalanche he’s started with his skis. You can stop watching about two minutes in when the skier breaks into a double-rainbow-style scream, but for those first two minutes, oh! It almost feels as if you’re on the mountainside yourself:

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