|Originally posted by nidahoscott:
I HATE FLATS I skied 40-50 days this year and my 2 wipeouts occured on the flats near the end of the day medium speed and catch a edge.
I did that once this year, was day-dreaming/not paying attention.
I learned my lesson about going "under the rope." I saw some terrain that had just a few tracks after 8 inches the day before. When I got there it was roped off, but a couple of guys 100 feet ahead of me went under the rope and like a idiot I rationalized that they just hadn't gotten to removing the rope. Part way down the two guys are standing there and when I am passing them, one of them says "Watch out." I see nothing but white powder in front of me. There was a moment when I could feel and hear the bottom of my skis hit the boulder about 4 inches under the snow, then it got cold and dark. I went head first into some deep fresh powder, fortunately there was nothing hard to hit and my skis were still on, didn't have to search for them.
Not worth going "under the rope" when there is plenty of good snow around, this MN transplant has learned his lesson.[ April 20, 2003, 08:56 PM: Message edited by: JimBobBubba ]