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date: 12 August 2020

Skiing, Extreme 

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Kévin VermeirKévin VERMEIR, Veronique ReynierVeronique REYNIER

Extreme skiing, now more commonly called freeride skiing, is an extreme sport that developed out of downhill skiing. The sport is high-risk and involves skiing down steep slopes in ungroomed terrain at high speeds, with every jump or turn possibly ending in a crash and/or death. The sport developed in the 1960s and by the mid-1990s had become popular enough to attract commercial attention, leading to its transformation into a codified, global sport. ...

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