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Daredevil skier takes on Italian basillica steps during snowstorm

By Ben Hooper
A skier takes on the steps of an Italian cathedral after 7 feet of snow fell on the area. Screenshot: Storyful
A skier takes on the steps of an Italian cathedral after 7 feet of snow fell on the area. Screenshot: Storyful

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PESCOCOSTANZO, Italy, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A daredevil skier made the most of a winter storm in his Italian town by pulling off an extreme jump from a makeshift ramp over a flight of stairs.

Gianpiero Giugliano posted a video to Facebook Friday showing a skier taking on the town of Pescocostanzo, which received more than seven feet of snow in recent storms.

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The town is home to the Vallefura ski resort, but the daredevil skier instead took on an improvised ski jump over the stairs of a basilica.

The man skis down the stairs before hitting the snow ramp, which sends him careening over the railing.

"Phenomenal. Fun in the perfect storm," Giugliano wrote.

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