Style of downhill skiing in which the skier subjects themselves to much more adverse conditions than normal. Extreme Skiing frequently involves steep slopes, large drops off of cliffs, or difficult aerial maneuvers. Many types of skiing could now be considered extreme including heli-skiing, out-of-bounds skiing, and even cross country skiing with a chainsaw. Possibly coined by famous extreme film maker Warren Miller, he helped foster the "extreme" era with his many videos. One of the more famous extreme skiers is Glen Plake who has been sporting a fashionable mohawk since the eighties. Extreme skiing reached the masses with the popularity of extreme sports, and now has its own World Championship as part of the Extreme Games. Extreme skiing suffers from overuse of the word extreme and has been known to injure less-than talented skiers.

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