best crash ever, check your ego at the doorI just read over in the Technique forum about one of X-EastCoaster's favorite falls, and got to thinking about mine from last year. Post yours, too!
Skiing with Uncle Louie and some friends fairly early in the season at Breck. We skied down below the base of chair 6 heading for the ride up Peak 9 from the creek bed. As I got to the cat track along the creek, I caught an edge and launched, towards the creek!
I slid through the snow, hearing this sound I couldn't quite place, head first downhill. As I slid to a stop, I lifted my head to see the edge of the creek at eye level, and my hands inches from the creek bed! I slowly crawled backwards up the hill until I could get my feet under me and clamber back up to the track and find the ski that had decided to leave me just when I needed it most.
It was pretty funny. Uncle Louie didn't stop laughing for a while... he kept saying things about my waterproof gloves... :