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Extreme monoskier Andrew Kurka goes for the gold

Posted: Thursday, November 3, 2011 7:06 pm

The North Face of Mt. Alyeska in Girdwood, Alaska offers some of the steepest, most harrowing inbounds terrain of any developed ski area in the U.S. Arguably the gnarliest North Face run is Christmas Chute, a perilously steep double black diamond run threaded between jagged cliffs.

A warning sign at the top reads, “This not like anything you have skied before. If you make a mistake serious injury or death could result. IF YOU ARE NOT AN EXPERT, DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS CHUTE!”

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