Sunday, Oct. 23 at 8pm ET/10 PT
Steep is a feature documentary about bold adventure, exquisite athleticism and the pursuit of a perfect moment on skis. It is the story of big mountain skiing, a sport that barely existed 35 years ago.
Steep features many of the sport's greatest athletes including Bill Briggs, Stefano De Benedetti, Eric Pehota, Glen Plake, Shane McConkey, Seth Morrison, Chris Davenport, Ingrid Backstrom and Andrew McLean.
The man who is often described as the greatest big mountain skier of all, the late Doug Coombs, is the character at the center of Steep. He died in a skiing accident in La Grave, France, in April, 2006, just days after being filmed for Steep. His rich life and tragic death reveal the essential question at the heart of big mountain skiing: How does a skier weigh the risks versus the rewards of a sport where the possibility of dying is ever-present?