Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Here I am crashing in the gates last year or the year before. I don't remember so I must have konked my head. :)

First I fell and was slidding down the hill. I'm still going pretty fast in this photo. Probably about 35mph.

Then I slid into the next gate which broke and spun me around.

And then I slid to a stop and was ok.

I don't remember too much about this crash except that I went all the way over when I first fell. I was just sliding in the first photo trying to keep pressure off of my skis. My skis didn't come off in the fall. Usually if I fall skiing I try and get my skis up hill from my body. If your skis are infront of you, then you want to keep the pressure off of them or they will catch and can twist and tear your knee. I'm still sliding in this last photo but trying to keep my skis off the snow. The last thing you ever want to do is try and stand back up if you are sliding down the hill. Just wait until you come to a stop.


GrewUpRural said...

I would like to try skiing. However, I am not your most coordinated person. I could only image the bruises that I would walk away with. Be careful out there!

don said...

From what I heard you guys don't have much snow this year? But if you get a chance to ski then go for it! It makes the winters go faster.

I haven't fallen yet this year but the odds are starting to stack up against me. I did ski out once.

GrewUpRural said...

We are supposed to get our first inch of snow of the winter season for Southern New England. I live near the coast in SNE so we don't always see as much snow as Northern New England.

don said...

It snowed about an inch or so here today and there is about 5 or 6 inches on the ground where I live. There are mountains all around, and where I ski has over 100 inches of snow, so I don't have to worry about scratching my skis. The ski areas in Montana are kind of suffering in comparison.

Perhaps you should go for a walk when it snows, and then have some hot chocolate with a shot of peppermint schnapps in it when you get home :)

Anonymous said...

All I could think about when I fell skiing (at a much liesurely speed by the way) was "holy crap, ahhh, God no, oh geez." Guess that's the difference between an amateur and an athlete :)

Can we assume the only thing broken in that fall was the gate?

don said...

It broke my rhythm :)