Here's a video of the unfortunate incident in action:
Mind the gap.
Professional skier Cody Townsend won "Line of the Year" at the 2014 Powder Awards with this death defying attempt in Alaska, which he describes as "the scariest thing I've ever done."
The clip is featured in the new ski film from Red Bull and MSP Films, "Days of My Youth."
Filmed over two years using state of the art techniques and technologies, this movie offers a unique glimpse into the journey of self-discovery that every skier experiences.