Freeride competitors stretch the limits of downhill skiing

16th January, 2016 by

By Edward Stoner

The following is part of a series of articles compiled by the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame that will take a closer look at the sport of alpine ski touring. The museum is located atop the Vail Village Parking Structure and features a treasure trove of ski history and heritage.While some might maintain that the sport of backcountry big mountain skiing or freeriding is a more recent addition to the overall skiing and snowboarding genres, it is also possible to argue that this extreme sport was actually born back in the 1930s and ’40s, shaped in …

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