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.