So today I was skiing at Alta with about 10 inches of fresh snow and I was on my brand new Blog skis which are wider, longer and heavier than my old skis and I was skiing hard and fast as I could through crud. Later on throughout the day I must have been getting tired but it really wasn't that late and I was coming down about the mid part of Corkscrew, which is a groomer main run so you know how it is, groomers on pow days,making those big long sweepy turns going fast, and I was going a little faster than comfort for being bumps and thick crud and that I couldn't exactly see every little bump because it was snowing and I must have hit something but I lost my balance and went forward I hit my nose pretty hard and it was bleeding, at first I was worried if I broke it but I got all cleaned up and it just felt bruised. But my main concern was my shoulder, I don't remember how I hit but I can't move my arm up at all sideways without pain in my shoulder. (extending my right arm fully and bringing it up laterally like a butterfly motion hurts at about 20 degrees) It doesn't hurt that bad just sitting but anytime my shoulder muscle engages I can definately feel it. I actually couldn't even hold my skis with my right arm I had everything in my left hands. I don't know anything about shoulder injuries but last time I wondered whether or not to go in to the doctor I went in for my knee and they told me it was fine just bruised bone and I just need to rest for a week. I have it iced now but I am wondering if I should just sit it out and see how it feels for a bit or go in and get it checked out. Did I just tear a muscle or what?
Bummer I crashed and got hurt just skiing down normally.
New skis feel great and I can't wait to ski on em some more.