Can't seem to find much written about foot injuries resulting from the powder skis on ski hills where there might be some hardpack hiding in the powder fields.
Bruised my heel badly skiing and can't find much written about this as a skiing injury.
Was wondering if there is any experience with bruied heels from skiing out there? Still on crutches after a week but seems to be slowly getting better, but still hurts to put weight on it. No fracture. Any idea how long it will be before I can ski (or walk) again?
When I was demoing a pair of powder skis in the powder and had to cut across a groomed trail which was hardpack. There was a couple of feet drop, which I have done many times before in my all terrain skis in 40 years of skiing. All my weight seemed to come down on my heel which instantly hurt a lot everytime I put any weight on it.
Could this injury might be partly or wholly due to the fact that whith powder skis, all your weight is constantly on your foot when snow is hard because of the "reverse camber"? Should these skis should come with a warning even though it is pretty obvious that powder skis are for powder? Even on powder days on ski hills there is inevitably the need to be on hardpack to get to a lift.