It’s amazing what people can do and will do to challenge themselves and keep their adrenaline flowing. A friend sent me this link from HalvorAngvik who gave some advice on this extreme sport he calls Speedflying:

“licenses depends on the local regulations. experience depends on the equipment you fly and the places you fly. You can start off pretty safe with good coaching and a big canopy on normal off piste skiing. If you want to fly places like this in high speed close to the terrain you need good canopy experience.”

“I had quite a lot of canopy experience from skydiving and base when i started, so I learned quite quick. I think I have something like 200 flights, but i dont log so i dont really know :)”

(ed note: “piste” is another name for ski slope)