Freeriding is a style of skiing and snowboarding performed on natural, un-groomed terrain, without a set course, goals or rules. It evolved throughout the sport's formative early years as a contrary response to the highly regimented style of ski competition prevalent at the time. Some primarily refer to freeriding as "backcountry", "sidecountry", or "off-piste", and sometimes "big mountain" or "extreme" riding.





"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves", (Sir Edmund Hillary)