This January, "Wipeout" is back with a brand-new winter course, where everything is fresh and comes with slippery ice, frosty snow and numerous "Wipeout" avalanches. ET's Kevin Frazier is first on the new obstacle course to bring us all the action from "Wipeout"'s winter wonderland.
"We're always looking for ways to make the course bigger, badder and more crazy, so we were talking to ABC and said, 'How about if we winterize it? Just bring in snow, avalanches, snowballs and snowmen?' We're going to be airing in January, which is winter in most of the country, so this will be a nice change for 'Wipeout,'" executive producer Matt Kunitz tells Kevin.
Cold climate-loving contestants will bundle up as they compete on all-new stunts such as the Spanker Sleds, the "Wipeout" Ski Lift and the Polar Bear Run. Check out the video to see all the insane action!
"What's funny is people watch it on TV and think, 'Oh, I could do that. No problem,'" Matt continues. "They come out here and they take a look at the course and still think, 'No problem.' Then we put them on it. They get to the end and say, 'It's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life.'"
Host John Henson is stunned that anyone would tackle "Wipeout," much less the winter version, which is even harder than last summer's games.
"Every single time, I look at a contestant and " think [what the hell are you doing]," he says.
And co-host Jill Wagner agrees, revealing that she has never tried the course. She jokes, "I've not been hit in the head that many times."
The game of "Wipeout" has 24 contestants go head-to-head through four rounds of demanding but hilarious obstacle courses to win the title of "Wipeout Champion" and the $50,000 grand prize.
So what do the contestants think of the winter games?
Brad tells Kevin about his experience on The Blob, saying, "I thought, 'I can't believe I'm doing this.' All I did was go straight up, then straight back down. It was awful."
"Wipeout"'s winter games premiere in January on ABC.