I was going through the glades while i was drunk and tired,botched a jump and slammed into a tree head on at a good speed. It snapped my board at the binding clean off, spun me around and my back took the rest of the impact. It resulted with a spinal compression, its not the kind of pain you want to be in. If i had been wearing an impact vest i would have been in much better shape.
Obviously i wont make the same mistake, however another impact like that i don't think my body will enjoy. Its easy to asume with snow falling wont hurt that much, but as soon as you start flying through the tree's and hitting big jump, doing rails and pushing yourself, your going to fall, and when you fal at those speeds the results can be fatal. Im thankful i didnt hit my head with that crash, it would have easy killed me.