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Old 03-11-2012, 08:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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went for a day in the park today and thought i'd add a friend's fall to the list-she caught an edge hitting a big jump and flew off it horizontally flying squirrel-style, then faceplanted and ate the worst shit i've seen in awhile. i've been beating myself up about not getting it on tape
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Watched a kid land spinning with his edge on a five year olds head after coming off a side hit. Drove his head right into the ground and the board went with it.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:20 AM   #13 (permalink)
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This is why i wish somehow lessons are cheaper or included with buying a lift ticket.
Maybe more people will take lessons and accident like this can be avoided.
That would be a great idea. If the "never-ever" lessons were free or very cheap, that would certainly cut down on accidents. As for how the resort would recover the cost, that's another topic.


I'm a newbie to all this, but I did see one accident up close. A kid, about 7 years old on ski was apparently drawn to a snow maker like a moth to a light. She headed right for it doing about 15mph. There was a depression 2-3ft deep around the padded snowmaker. She ate the snowmaker and dropped into the hole about armpit deep. It took about a minute for her to get out with some help, but she was perfectly fine, but it looked pretty bad.

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Old 03-22-2012, 09:12 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I thought I was witnessing a death or a VERY injured person last month at Sunshine...

We were heading up one of the lifts, and there were three runs parallel to the lift. One on the right about the height of the chairs, the run under the lift, and the one on the left about 20 vertical feet down from there.

Well out of the corner of my eye I see this guy on skis drop off the side of the run on the right, cross under the lift at 90 degrees, and launch off a lip on the side of the middle run! He was right around the tree tops for the lower run, we see him fall behind some trees, and the next thing you know he comes carving hard down the run on the left.

We were all looking at each other like WTF just happened! As we got up closer we saw his launch point, and saw his landing about 50' down the slope where it met with the lower run. There was a pocket of about a foot of powder and I guess he scouted it out to cushion his landing. But holy F* I've been on the slopes for 24 years and never seen anything like that!!! I was sure he was going to hit a tree top and come crashing hard back to earth...
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:19 AM   #15 (permalink)
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2 seasons ago while going up a tow rope and there was about a 10 year old in front of me going up with only one binding strapped in. Sounds fine right? No. The kid accidentally flipped over the rope(riding goofy-the rope was on his back side)and this is when the rope got caught in between his legs and his board. The rope pulled him upside down and slammed him really hard into the shack at the top. To top if off he basically fell head first from the shack that had plywood sitting under it after hanging upside down for a few seconds.

Me and my friend thought we saw him die or at least break his neck. Luckily he had a helmet
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:36 AM   #16 (permalink)
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About a month ago at Belleayre I was on the lift and noticed two skiers bombing a black about 10 yards from either other. I looked away for a split second and I think one of them stopped hard and the other guy plowed into him at full speed. It sounded absolutely bone crunching and ended up being a true definition of a yard sale. Shit was all over the slopes (helmets, gloves, skies, poles, etc). The guy that had stopped pinwheeled down the slope on his back obviously KTFO. The hitter looked less hurt but he didn't start to move until I was out of sight.

About 20 minutes later I was on the same lift and saw the ski patrol loading the now concious dude onto the sled.

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Old 03-22-2012, 07:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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At park city, last jump on the 3 kings jump line like 40 ish feet, skier lands the first 3 jumps clean then for some reason speedchecks so much before last jump. Knew it was gunna be shitty when I saw him leave the jump. Landed flat nowhere close to the landing skis fly off he just slams his head into the snow at like 50 mph. Do not know how messed up he got but i imagine it was pretty bad
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:58 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I was sitting near the end of a run with a long flat section to get back to the lift so you need to carry as much speed as possible.Saw a kid come around the corner on to the last steep bit before the run out flatbasing it as fast as he could. Just as the slope started to mellow his board pivoted and he did a scorpion at about 30 mph. Stopped him dead and he was out cold. When I unstrapped to go see if he was ok his buddies arrived at the same time and I saw they were the group on the chair ahead of me burning massive bowls on the way up. He blew his face up pretty good. Guy sure paid for his momentary lapse in attention.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:57 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Was riding with my friend and his girlfriend. Shes a biginner, we came up to KP and I told her she could clear one of the jumps. So she decided to point it strait at the little thing then just before she hits the lip she heelside speed checks sending her into a backflip! She completed the full rotation and did it with sumo style, hands grabbing the knees. She landed on her toe edge and slid on her gut. She was ok but definitely got props for the first flip of the day. Haha

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Old 04-04-2012, 01:49 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Saw a skier get pretty messed up in Whistler a couple months ago. I witnessed this from the chairlift, the guy was trying to do a small but steep run that was extremely icy. He lost an edge and slammed his face into the ground hard, as the chair got over where he was I yelled to him asking if he needed help. He couldn't really talk, he was very out of it. His face was bloody and was trying to stand and grab his gear that was strewn about. He was falling over as he tried to stand. At the top of the lift I told the lifty what happened and where he fell and they sent patrol in to get him. He wasn't wearing a helmet but I am not sure if one would have helped anyway.
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