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Extreme Skiing

Extreme skiing information and resources.

Backcountry Skiing 101
From rolling hills to jagged high peaks, skiers seek out backcountry terrain for solitude, freedom and untracked powder. There has been a recent surge in the popularity of backcountry skiing due to open-gate policies at ski resorts, Big Mountain Freestyle Ski Films, rising lift ticket prices and advances in ski equipment.

Skiing The Backcountry And Sidecountry
More and more we're hearing, reading about and watching videos about skiing the backcountry and the sidecountry, and it looks so easy and so much fun. But, as alluring as off-trail skiing can be, it can also be dangerous, so it's important to be prepared before heading out.

Skiing The Backcountry And Sidecountry
More and more we're hearing, reading about and watching videos about skiing the backcountry and the sidecountry, and it looks so easy and so much fun. But, as alluring as off-trail skiing can be, it can also be dangerous, so it's important to be prepared before heading out.

Snowcat Skiing
An overview of snowcat skiing, including its history, development and the best places to go cat skiing.

Kite Skiing and Snowkiting
Kite skiing, also called snow kiting, is most similar to cross-country skiing with a kite. Read more about kite skiing, including how and where to get started.

Volcano Skiing
To most people, volcano skiing probably sounds like an oxymoron. After all, when you think of volcanoes, you think of rock and lava. But, there are volcanoes around the world - from Japan to Chile, Hawaii to Iceland - that are used for skiing.

Avalanche Beacons (Avalanche Transceivers)
Avalanche beacons, or avalache transceivers are battery operated devices that emit a signal when in the transmitting mode and can locate that same frequency signal (457 kHz) when in receiving mode. Carrying and using the beacon is the most effecient of locating, or being located in the event of ann avalanche burial. A beacon should always be carried on the person when walking, hiking, skiing or snowboarding in avalanche prone terrain, especially in territory not subject to avalanche control mediation.

Extreme Skiing Posters
Extreme skiers exude confidence and courage that is captured by these posters. Their interesting jumps and turns are often framed by beautiful views, from the blue sky to the soaring mountains. These posters will jazz up any home. Here's a selection of the best extreme skiing posters.

Heli-Skiing
Heli-skiing is is off-trail, downhill skiing that is reached by a helicopter, not a ski lift. Heli-skiing can be a great opportunity for all skiers. Here's heli-skiing tips and information.

Ski BASE Jumping
Ski BASE jumping is a variation of the extreme sport of BASE jumping in which a participant, wearing a parachute jumps off a stationary object.

Steep
Steep film writer and director Mark Obenhaus, gets deep into the souls of adventure skiers and you feel he draws out more than some of the skiers had ever given up before.

Top Backcountry Ski Experiences
Top backcountry extreme ski experiences from About.com Guide to Adventure Travel Lois Friedland.

Urban Skiing
Urban skiing usually involves riding rails and ledges, clearing gaps, and riding walls.

Avalanche Beacons (Avalanche Transceivers)
Avalanche beacons, or avalache transceivers are battery operated devices that emit a signal when in the transmitting mode and can locate that same frequency signal (457 kHz) when in receiving mode. Carrying and using the beacon is the most effecient of locating, or being located in the event of ann avalanche burial. A beacon should always be carried on the person when walking, hiking, skiing or snowboarding in avalanche prone terrain, especially in territory not subject to avalanche control mediation.

Freestyle Skiing Pictures
Interested in freestyle skiing? Browse through our image gallery of freestyle skiing pictures, including photos of freestyle skiing tricks, jumps and aerials.

Adirondacks Backcountry Ski Guides
Adirondack backcountry ski tours, adventures, and expeditions.

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