Man Takes Incredible Ski Journey Through Toronto After Snowstorm, Goes Viral

Well, at least someone's having fun.

If you haven't been watching the Weather Channel (or stepped outside) in several days, you should know that the polar vortex is back with a vengeance. Many parts of the Northeast and Midwest are experiencing record-breaking lows in temperature, and the arctic front is expected to last well into the week.

After two weeks of snow, temperatures in Chicago plummeted to to -23 degrees on Wednesday morning, with wind chills as low as -50 degrees below, leading many residents to rename the area "Chiberia."

And, up north, subzero temperatures caused Niagara Falls to literally freeze over last week.

The current weather conditions are no laughing matter, and millions of people are being encouraged to stay inside in order to avoid hypothermia and frostbite. That being said, it's nice to see that at least one person is making the best of the fact that the area he lives in currently resembles Hoth from Star Wars. 

On Monday night, Toronto Star columnist Shawn Micallef strapped on his skis and hit the streets of Toronto after a major snowstorm.

The snow was pretty deep, but he had the right equipment on him and was appropriately bundled up.

As a result, he got the whole city all to himself for the night.

"This is the most beautiful thing I've ever done," he wrote of his adventure.

After all, with snow comes peace and tranquility.

And the photos he managed to capture are simply out of this world.

And, hey, someone even caught a little footage of him skiing away.

Now, of course, we wouldn't recommend you try this yourself unless you're an extremely experienced skier, but it's certainly nice to check out his images from the warmth and comfort of your own home.

Stay safe out there, folks! And if you think your town is freezing, check out these mind-blowing photos from the coldest place on Earth.

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more