Speed Reads

Whoa

Watch jaw-dropping footage of a skier racing down an insanely narrow mountain chute

It's easy to see why professional skier Cody Townsend won Powder magazine's "Line of the Year" award with this death-defying run through a narrow mountain chute in Alaska. Just try to prevent your stomach from dropping while watching this:

Townsend, who originally filmed the stunt for his film, Days of My Youth, told the New York Daily News that the chute was merely 5 or 6 feet wide. "It was hard to tell though because honestly, I was going so fast I wasn't paying attention to anything that wasn't directly in front of me," he said. Phew.