FREESTYLE / FREERIDE
If you're looking for new thrills in unspoilt countryside and are keen to push beyond your own limits, check out freeriding, in complete safety, without taking risks.
Today, freeriding - on a snowboard or on skis - seems to be the latest winter sports trend. Freeriding is skiing or snowboarding outside the marked and prepared pistes. Whether playing with the lie of the terrain or having fun in the powder snow, it's a great way of enjoying the snow.
But be careful, freeriding involves careful planning. Not only avalanches, but also crevasses and rocky outcrops are natural features that can have serious consequences, so you should always remember to follow the off-piste safety rules.
If you're daring and just love that adrenaline kick, try freestyle and personalise your style.
Freestyle is a discipline that combines the basics of snowsports with those of acrobatics and involves completing a series of aerial tricks on a snowboard or skis.
The tricks must be as original as possible, and this is a great spectator sport that is attracting more and more freestylers.
A number of snowparks have been built especially for freestylers. There are various disciplines, such as big air and slope style, but it is the halfpipe which is the most famous because it is an Olympic discipline.
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