The Russians have a lot of snow covered terrain and it looks like they have a lot of time to tinker. There’s a whole page of homemade Russian snowmobiles with all sorts of interesting contraptions, including this snow scooter. Sort of looks like a mini-Kettenkrad, doesn’t it? No details other than what you can gather from the photos but it’s a pretty nifty cold weather ride.
If you check out the page you’ll find lots of other machines with motorcycle engines and skis making use of the materials at hand. Although these are very cool, I’m glad we’re past winter and into spring. Maybe when the cold weather returns we can look at these for inspiration.
Related: Antarctic snow chopper