The early season is often a desperate time for folks living outside ski country. Hints and signs of an approaching winter are everywhere: ski swaps, gear guides, resort reviews, an onslaught of ski-related news on websites like this one. So a few folks can be forgiven when they give in to desperate measures like those captured in the video below: skiing scree fields. As in, snowless piles of dirt and rock. Don't scoff -- these guys can really ski the scree.