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A speed rider flies over a snowy slope on December 29 in the French... News PhotoEuropean Alps,France,French Culture,Hill,Lifestyles,Outdoors,Riding,Snow,Speed,Tourist Resort,Val d'Isere,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA speed rider flies over a snowy slope on December 29, 2012, in the French Alps resort of Val d'Isere. The speed riding is an open-air sport associating the ski, the paragliding and the parachuting, and which consists in going down the snowy slopes equipped with a pair of skis and with a sail of low surface, by alternating the glide and the flight. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE DESMAZES (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)