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If the Lure of Fresh Snow and Dizzying Heights Outweighs Your Fear of Death, Then Extreme Skiing Could Be Your Sport

Skiing video

Films, competitions, YouTube fame, and corporate sponsorship are all part of the draw that lures thrill seekers to make extreme skiing videos. Of course, for some people there is no bigger thrill than the sport itself, and making a video of the experience is just secondary to that adrenaline rush. Whatever the reasons, extreme skiers and the videos they post are on the rise.

For all of us wishing to live vicariously through them there are hundreds of extreme ski videos online to choose from. For others, the vicarious watching can quickly turn in to wishing and planning for how they can join the extreme skiing sport. The unfortunate reality though is that many extreme skiers have lost their lives on the slopes.

Avalanches, trees, rocks, cliffs, and land that was never meant to be navigated by skiers are all con Read the rest of this entry »