For those who can't afford to hit the powder on the slopes of the French alps, Namco has seen fit to release Alpine Racer, a skiing simulation so cool it'll give you virtual frostbite. For complete immersion, a huge 50" monitor fills your vision as you stand in a set of ski controllers and steer with a set of ski poles. Compete at three difficulty levels on two types of courses as you try to beat four computer-controlled players to the finish line. You can even change your viewpoint as you see fit. It's the chilly equivalent of Ridge Racer.