Ever watched a video of someone drifting around in the snow and thought you could do the same? Well, if that’s the case, this clip may provide you with an important reality check: it’s not as easy as it may seem.
We recently stumbled upon this video of Reddit and it shows just how difficult it can be to keep a vehicle under control when trying to slide it along snow and ice-covered roads.
The video opens up by showing a Jeep Grand Cherokee and a BMW 1-Series powersliding around an open-wide carpark clad in a thin dusting of snow. Initially, the driver of the Jeep seems to have quite good control of the SUV, but when threading together a drift, carries too much speed into a drift to the right and slides towards the edge of the parking lot.
Unfortunately for the driver of the Jeep, there weren’t any barriers and the SUV ended up sliding down an embankment and presumably, crashing into a row of trees that are visible.
As the Jeep’s unplanned off-road adventure occurred at relatively slow speed, we hope that no one suffered any injuries. However, pulling the Jeep up the embankment and back onto the parking lot was likely a challenge, due in no small part to how little traction any vehicle trying to recover it would get on the slippery surface.