PAUSE: These ridiculous snowboarding stunts look almost as cool as the ones in SSX. Almost.

SSX is coming back to consoles in a big way later this month, leaving many of us to wonder just how crazy the sport really is IRL. Wired has this great set of photos up that makes the game’s Skyrim-like terrains and promised boss battles with the mountains themselves seem more founded in reality than you might think. Check out the full list of images here.

Yannick LeJacq

[Image and story via Wired]