Speed riding: Extreme skiing in the sky | INDIE ALASKA

Josh Randich lives a pretty quintessentially Alaska lifestyle. Grind in the summer and play in the winter. And the activity occupying most of his winters these days is speed riding. While the sport has most of its popularity in Europe, it’s still relatively new in the U.S. But now, due largely to Josh’s influence, the sport is growing in the Last Frontier.

Story by Valerie Kern
Video by Valerie Kern, Ryan Syvertson, Josh Randich, Shaun Poirot
Music by FirstCom Music and APM

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Originally from the Central Coast of California, Valerie joined Alaska Public Media in July 2017. Before moving to Alaska, Valerie worked as an ENG Editor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also served in the U.S. Air Force as a TV/Radio Broadcast Journalist where she got the opportunity to travel around Europe, Africa, The Baltics, and Australia reporting on military events, exercises, and missions. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, skiing, backpacking, learning piano, yoga, and trying new foods.