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date: 12 August 2020

Skiing, Extreme 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
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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