What a way to welcome the new year with a bang: Gus Kenworthy, the 26-year-old openly gay Olympic medalist, indulges us with a new photo of his impressive backside – in the snow.

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Photo: Instagram

Back in July, we already enjoyed some of the photos from this set, in which Gus Kenworthy got naked for ESPN’s Body Issue. And being a freestyle skier, it was no surprise he got naked in… the snow.

Now, to give a proper goodbye to 2017, Gus took to Instagram with yet another incredible photo from that photoshoot – an outtake this time.

“Happy New Year everybooty!”, Gus writes in the caption – and we’re already treating this photo as one of the best of 2017… and perhaps 2018 as well. Enjoy:

And if you want to see a hotter Gus (forgive the pun), here’s a photo he posted earlier this week, from Mexico: