A few of these machines are built for fun, several are made for utility, while some are built for investigating the coldest, most isolated locations on earth. All of them have their very own distinctive features and traits that set them apart from any other thing we have ever seen.

This video shows 16 of the most radically-designed snow-shredding vehicles ever developed, and even though several are just concepts, they’re all insanely cool! Some machines were constructed with the purpose of transporting crew as well as equipment across the freezing expanses that surround our planet’s poles, while the others were created for simply for fun joyriding everywhere there is a layer of fresh powder or a frozen lake. One of these tracked machines was also used by discoverers to help accomplish the very first overland crossing of the South Pole.