Have you always found Russia to be too cold for your taste? Well, some girls snowboarding in bikinis might just change your mind.
Over four days at the beginning of April, thousands of people turned up at the Olympic slopes in Sochi to take part in the now traditional Boogle Woogle festival. As one of the activities during the event, more than one thousand attempted to set a new Guinness world record for most people skiing and snowboarding while wearing swimwear on April the 1st.
The previous world record was set at the same event last year; organizers hoped to have at least 1,200 bikini-clad skiers and snowboarders this year.
At last year’s Boogle Woogle, it was estimated 1,008 people skied and snowboarded in bathing suits
The event takes place in Sochi, the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, located on the Black Sea coast in the southwestern part of the country
“We hope to participate every year and never miss a Boogle Woogle. This simply is the best party!” one participant said
The 2017 event organizers are still waiting for this year’s figures to be confirmed by the Guinness World Records commission
According to Russia Today, more than 20,000 people visited the festival during its four days
Other activities included ‘beach’ volleyball in the snow and ski jumping into a swimming pool
Such winter festivals have become a trend in the Russian Federation during the past several years
In addition to Boogle Woogle, there was a series of festivals organized simultaneously in Siberian skiing resorts in 2016
“When it comes to winter fun, them Ruskies can be even crazier them us Canucks, lol,” one obviously Canadian user quipped