I watched a skier on Doyle's Dive @ Brighton this past weekend. It's a black that looks more like a double-black right now just from the lack of coverage and runs right underneath the popular snake lift. Any way, the guy is on the mellow part that starts the run, makes about 2 turns, and just inexplicably falls over. He starts laughing at himself, but everyone on the lift was DEATHLY quiet. I think it added to his embarrassment
A couple weekends ago I was following behind my wife and ollied off a cat track onto a blue slope she decided to ride. It wasn't particularly impressive or anything, but I landed it and made about 1 turn before hitting an unexpected powder patch. I dug in and somersaulted a couples times in front of probably 3 different ski school groups.
Another ski school related story. One time at Brighton I was getting on the Crest Lift to start a late afternoon session. There was zero crowd so I ended up gliding right up to the chair solo. As I was getting ready to skate up a fairly sizable ski school class made up of probably 10 or so 20ish something women came up behind me. Since I can tell you that it's probably clear that I wasn't focusing much on my skate up to the chair. What I did not know was that because it was a decently warm day there was no snow on the ramp (the lifties were obviously just shooting the breeze, but whatever). I caught a tiny bit of edge shortly into my approach when my board came to an unexpected complete stop and fell flat on my butt. Hopped up and got on the chair before it became a total epic fail, but nevertheless that was certainly a derp moment.