I wish I had such a cool school bus when I was young. The Windsled 'bus' carries school children of La Pointe, a remote village on an ice-locked island off the tip of mainland Wisconsin, to classes several weeks each year, with an operating cost of over $20,000 annually.
The windsled was built by Arnie and Ronald Nelson as a homegrown solution to their village's tricky circumstances. It is kept light on the skis by its forward motion and the way the design handles its four and a half tons over its 336 square feet. The 9,000-pound ice vehicle can accommodate around 20 students on padded benches and is propelled by its twin fans.