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Most embarassing skiing moment?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

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?

 

 

 

Me:

 

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.....

post #2 of 16

I have a recent one.  JamesJ was filming us old folks at the BK gathering last month and had stopped midway down a run.  It was my turn so I skied down doing my best to make pretty turns watching him as I approached.  As I passed him a turned to focus ahead again, but it was too lateeek.gif  I looked up as I saw chairs and tables that had been dragged out from the cafe and grill on the left where all the park rats from the BIG AIR COMP were hanging out having burgers and brewsbeercheer.gif.  All I had time to do was bail and hit the deck so to speak as I took out two chairs to a round of applause and laughterredface.gifyahoo.gifroflmao.gif

 

Too bad JamesJ had stopped filmingbiggrin.gif

post #3 of 16

From this year, it definitely has to be losing a ski (got wedged in snow that was not low enough around the lift) and having to go up a lift with one ski, and then trying to disembark, which resulted in me getting conked in the back by the chair after falling.

 

In my skiing experience, it definitely has to be when I was a kid, and an instructor took me down a trail that was well over my head and ended up having to carry me down part of the slope.

post #4 of 16

Getting ready to make the 2 mile trek into a snowed in hunting camp.  I was the only that brought cross country skis.  Everyone else was loading the supplies onto the toboggan they were going to pull in.  I had 48 cans of beer with other important supplies in my back pack.  As I said with a bragging tone, "see you guys at camp", I skied off about 30feet and the weight of the beer was just too much.  rolleyes.gif You guessed it.   I flipped backward, landed on my backpack with my cross country skis flopping high above my head.  All the guys left me there in the snow floundering.  As they went buy me, they all said the same thing one at a time.   See you back at camp with a big laugh.   Needless to say I was there a long time trying to get that backpack off with my skis floundering above me.  They still talk about that.

post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by catskills View Post

Getting ready to make the 2 mile trek into a snowed in hunting camp.  I was the only that brought cross country skis.  Everyone else was loading the supplies onto the toboggan they were going to pull in.  I had 48 cans of beer with other important supplies in my back pack.  As I said with a bragging tone, "see you guys at camp", I skied off about 30feet and the weight of the beer was just too much.  rolleyes.gif You guessed it.   I flipped backward, landed on my backpack with my cross country skis flopping high above my head.  All the guys left me there in the snow floundering.  As they went buy me, they all said the same thing one at a time.   See you back at camp with a big laugh.   Needless to say I was there a long time trying to get that backpack off with my skis floundering above me.  They still talk about that.


Lol...that is funny.
post #6 of 16

There have to be two. First run down a black while learning stem christies in a lesson back in junior high school. Turned too far back up the hill, fell over and slid down the hill on my back head first about 100 feet with snow filling my jacket as I went. Oh yeah, it happened right under the main chair that went to the top of the hill.

 

Then there was one when when we decided to eat lunch at the top the mountain on a nice day. We were eating with a couple friends and afterwards my son wanted to practice race starts on the way back down. I went to the starting gate and prepared to go. The bag just had a shoulder strap on it so I had it over my left shoulder - not really long enough to go over my head and no backpack straps. Silly me - I figured I could do a race start like that. Out of the gate the bag began to fall and I reached for it with my right hand. That led to my crossing my tips, a double toe release and a huge face plant!

post #7 of 16

All I have to say for my most embarassing ski moment is -snowboarders- hated em since even though I live in the terrain park its kinda hard to hate.

post #8 of 16

Many moons ago on a super busy weekend the lower double chair had an hour line waited through the line bsin' with everybody around.  Finally got to the front of the line, slid up to the loading point, and got on.  The liftie was talking to me so head was turned over the shoulder as we swung up and away.  Promptly caught my tips on a safety rope to keep people back form low chairs, and ejected onto my head!  Lots of hoots and cat calls as I skated back to the back of the line to start over.  Heard about that for a long time.

 

Would not have been nearly as embarrassing if I had not been a ski school supervisor and knew many of the folks in the line.  frown.gif

post #9 of 16

would prolly have to be the time I went sliding through the B-netting in front of the lifts at the bottom of peak 8 at Breck.

 

It was a pretty cold day (somewhere in the negative double digits but no wind) and early season so there was barely anyone there and me and my friend started messing around. Coming up to the base area I thought it would be fun to see how tight a turn I could pull through the set of b-netting. Not flying but definitely carrying more speed then I should I try to lay down a hard turn and pre-release out of my outside ski. This was about 10-20 ft in front of the netting and I promptly go down and slide into the netting. When I come to a stop I have some how slide to the other side of the netting but have my ski, that is still on, tangled in the netting. After a minute of struggling I untangle myself and my friend skis up with my other skiing laughing at me.     

post #10 of 16

It may be when I was little at Holiday Valley and lost control while racing my friend... at the bottom of chute (after catching some air over a roll-over/cat-track) I fell and crashed straight into a ski patrol person.  He was nice about it, read me the riot act, and let me move on with my pass.

 

Also was kind of embarassed when a patroller at Jackson grabbed me by the backpack and tackled me to the ground, ruining the topsheet slightly on one of my skis.  Embarassed because it happened at the base area in front of a bunch of people on a holiday weekend.  When all was said and done he let me ski on, but it was pretty embarassing, cuz what are ya gonna do; he's the patroller, he's the boss on the mountain.

post #11 of 16

My most embarrassing moment skiing happened at Steamboat about 15 years ago.  It was my 2nd day of the trip and I woke up with a combination Altitude, Hangover and Sinus headache.  A triple whammy, but I decided to go ski it off.  I managed several cruisers, convincing myself in the process that I was good to ski.  So I figured I would chase the rest of the headache away with a bumb run.  It was a black diamond mogul field with about 1500 vertical.  I started off strong, but by the time I got to the bottom (after several stops to catch my breath, the altitude you know) I felt like I was going to die.  I was dizzy, out of breath and myhead felt like it was going to explode.  I stumbled onto the chair from the singles line and saw that my company for the chair ride would be 3 lovely young ladies.  Things were starting to look up.  We are heading up the hill and I am trying to be charming when I all of a sudden I get that feeling in the back of my throat and I know what is going to happen next.  I somehow squeeze out a meek, "excuse me ladies but I think I am going to HHHUURRRLLLLLLL!!!!!!!   Fortunately I was sitting on the left end of the chair and was able to turn my head enough to clear my legs and skiis and proceeded to empty my stomach, through my mouth and nose onto the slope below.  The ladies were not impressed! 

 

Rick G

post #12 of 16

When I was in high school, skiing in southern PA,  there were three of us and we used to try and ski over the back of each others skis, to cause a fall. I did a good job clipping my buddy's ski which sent him into a full yard sale. He continued falling, out of control, right into a ski school lesson that was lined up on the side of the hill. They went down like dominos. The scowl on the ski instructors face was priceless.

post #13 of 16

dreaded 1st time chair lift encounter

 

first time skiing age 20....as green as Ireland....as was my friend 

(we wore jeans, for instance, as our ski clothing)...

had no lessons......got to front of chair lift line...it had a little slide down to chair (1-2 feet)

we didn't know how to stop so we 'skied' right into people waiting as chair came behind us scooping right into them.

crash bang...we're embarrassed and theyre stunned, annoyed, laughing

...lift stopped, we stepped aside, then got back on.

 

yeah real 'babe attraction' material we were...NOT, rolleyes.gif

post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post

Many moons ago on a super busy weekend the lower double chair had an hour line waited through the line bsin' with everybody around.  Finally got to the front of the line, slid up to the loading point, and got on.  The liftie was talking to me so head was turned over the shoulder as we swung up and away.  Promptly caught my tips on a safety rope to keep people back form low chairs, and ejected onto my head!  Lots of hoots and cat calls as I skated back to the back of the line to start over.  Heard about that for a long time.

 

Would not have been nearly as embarrassing if I had not been a ski school supervisor and knew many of the folks in the line.  frown.gif



Rules.gif You should have to go to the end of the lift line for that hahahaha

post #15 of 16

Getting kicked off the High School Ski Team. Me and a friend were partying on the way up, someone squealed on us, at lunch they found my Black Velvet and his bong, then they made us ride home on the first bus with the hard core supervisor. The skiing was awesome though, so they tell me, I don't remember the skiing much that day...but my face was sore from hitting the snow so many times...

 

Made me mad, it was only the third trip up our senior year, and it was equally fun explaining to our parents why we were no long on the Ski Team.

post #16 of 16

 

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My most embarrassing moment skiing happened at Steamboat about 15 years ago.  It was my 2nd day of the trip and I woke up with a combination Altitude, Hangover and Sinus headache.  A triple whammy, but I decided to go ski it off.  I managed several cruisers, convincing myself in the process that I was good to ski.  So I figured I would chase the rest of the headache away with a bumb run.  It was a black diamond mogul field with about 1500 vertical.  I started off strong, but by the time I got to the bottom (after several stops to catch my breath, the altitude you know) I felt like I was going to die.  I was dizzy, out of breath and myhead felt like it was going to explode.  I stumbled onto the chair from the singles line and saw that my company for the chair ride would be 3 lovely young ladies.  Things were starting to look up.  We are heading up the hill and I am trying to be charming when I all of a sudden I get that feeling in the back of my throat and I know what is going to happen next.  I somehow squeeze out a meek, "excuse me ladies but I think I am going to HHHUURRRLLLLLLL!!!!!!!   Fortunately I was sitting on the left end of the chair and was able to turn my head enough to clear my legs and skiis and proceeded to empty my stomach, through my mouth and nose onto the slope below.  The ladies were not impressed! 

 

Rick G

 

 

I think this wins

LOL

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