Typically, when you think of freeride skiing, you envision the great back country with thousands of miles of unmarked trails and a few daring explorer-skiiers (yeah, I just made that term up). But the group of skiiers featured in this photo set from our partners at Reuters, is a whole other set of daring … some may say less daring and more crazy when they see the photos of skiiers flying down a mountain of crushed rocks.
I’m not sure what would inspire this group of skiiers to hike up a steep mountain with loose rocks. I’m pretty certain I could never be compelled to then ski down said mountain. But these guys did, and while I’m not sure if it’ll ever really catch on with the same popularity as snow skiing, this freeride rock skiing did make for some incredible pictures.
What do you think, would you freeride ski on rocks? Or do you think these guys are just so desperate to get the ski season started that they’re just going, snow or not?
See more awesome freeride rock skiing pictures back at Newscom.
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