Yes, I've read the obligatory ski into orange fence, into tree, etc. responses.
Serious race question, as I've experienced this a few times: Given a short and steep runout area- what are some suggestions for safely stopping in soft, heavy conditions? The usual skidding 'hockey stop' is a bit risky in variable depth, dense & soft snow. I know I'm not the only one that occasionally has a bit of trouble- if I hit a pile and go down, I'll certainly see many others go down under the same circumstance.
I've never given it any thought when free skiing in these conditions- I'm either on fatter skis to float on the concrete and/or I keep my speed in check, and there's plenty of room. Racing another story. Any suggestions appreciated- I'd rather be less entertaining after clearing the timer.