The recent repost of the poor chap dangling nude by one leg off a ski lift chair inspired me the start this thread.
So what is your most embarrassing ski related moment?
Second time I was skiing in my life. Tuxedo Park, Sterling Forest NY. I was 13yrs old had "mastered" the downhill aspect of skiing but not so much the stopping or turning aspect. For a beginner a bunny hill might as well be Mt. Everest. So as I shot down at what felt like 200mph I noticed the end of the trail rapidly approaching...and I was still accelerating. I tried to do the wedge like the instructor told us to and well you can imagine what ensued. See the instructor probably never imagined that as a beginner his students would be in such a predicament, as such he never told us dont ever try the wedge if you are moving anywhere over 5mph....instinctually it did not feel prudent to try it, but I had no other skill set so I gave it a go anyway and predictably went on to crash, hard.
I would describe the results of said crash akin to an asteroid hitting the surface of the earth. Off went my Vaurnets, both skis....which slid down the hill on autopilot, and a glove...such was the impact. I was not hurt just stunned. As I lay there on my back legs bent and facing uphill.....I felt the most pleasant breeze. I lifted up my head and uphill of me was an angel....a girl about my age, maybe a little older, smiling at me....I smiled back....thinking oh wow this is going to be like a movie scene....its then I realize that man its getting cold in my neither regions....I sat up, only to see that my black corduroy pants had split open from one knee across the crotch all the way to the other knee. I did have long johns on but to a boy of 13 to be seen in such a way and by a pretty girl no less...well it was devastating. It was then that patrol showed up and offered to get my skis...I opted to walk down. I told her (yeah, just my luck it was another female)...that my pants ripped...she said don't worry about it (as she tried to hold back the laughter)...I said I am embarrassed she said just tie your jacket around your waist you'll be alright....and so my long walk of shame down the mountain began. I would meet up with my parents outside the lodge enjoying their wine, cheese and baguettes, my mom shared with me that they saw a skier going so fast down the mountain that looked just like me.....