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Freeskiing segment on HBO

HBO's Real Sports episode on Tuesday to focus on 'extreme skiing'

Updated: April 18, 2012, 12:30 PM ET
By Megan Michelson

A new episode of HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel airing this week will focus on "extreme skiing," with interviews with freeskiers Tanner Hall, Chris Davenport and Elyse Saugstad.

The episode looks at the growth of backcountry skiing and the number of tragedies in the ski community over the last several years. HBO correspondent Jon Frankel talks to the three athletes about what pushes them to continue their pursuit in the mountains despite the risks involved. The episode ...

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