DRAT!!! My poll is messed up. I'll try to fix it later.
I've had two major injuries skiing in the last three seasons. I know what caused both. The first was pilot error; I was trying something new and as a result my skis to did something very unexpected; down I went upside down, sliding fast into the boulder-filled woods.
The second was a surprise snow snake (one ski penetrated a bump and came to a full stop while the other traveled up and over; I looped-de-looped down onto another bump landing on my shoulder). I consider this a snow snake because I could not have prevented it. The bump did not reveal its true nature.
When you've been injured seriously skiing, what caused it?