September 24, 2011
A skier flies off a rock outcropping during the North American Freeskiing Championships in Kirkwood, Calif., last year. Big mountain competitive skiers must choose their line down the mountain. They're free to go nearly any way they want and do nearly anything they want on the way down.
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Steamboat Springs may not be the big mountain capital of the world, but it’s home to one of the sport’s first full-time big mountain skiing programs.