A combination of off-piste skiing and paragliding born in the French Alps.
There are few extreme sports to which you could realistically ask for a gentle introduction. Not that this new French addition to the thrill-seekers repertoire isn't dangerous: hurtling down a snow covered mountain at 60mph will never be deemed risk free, however it is something you can realistically try in relative safety under expert instruction and in the ideal location and conditions. Morzine has them all!
Designated speed-riding slopes and classes started springing up on the Alps three winters ago and since then hundreds of people have been certified bona fide speed-riders (or speed fliers) by the French Paragliding Federation.