VIDEO: Urban Skiers Descend on Sochi

Russia's premier freeski crew turns Olympic hill inside out.

A year and change removed from Putin’s Games, Russian freeskiers Live Steeze Media turn Sochi’s surrounding mountains into their own terrain park playground. Dreadlocks and hip-hop aren’t the first things that come to mind when the words “Russia” and “skiing” come about, but the crew surprises with some solid park prowess, and some damn sharp editing. The video is the second of three in LSM’s Mecca web series, a collection of edits produced to highlight the growing urban and freeskiing movement in Mother Russia.