VIDEO: Alaskan Olympian talks about 'taking flight' on snowboard

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(NBC) The next time you board a flight, taxi down the runway and take to the skies, consider those Olympians that do the same thing, except without a plane getting them airborne.

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Alaska's Ryan Stassel says for him, the fear of heights sets in at the elevator going to the top of the ramp. "You're looking down and you may or may not be able to see the bottom, depending on how snowy it is," he told NBC.

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