Sorry to hear, hope you have a speedy and complete recovery.
A few questions, if you dont mind me asking, how old are you? Do you work out? Have you broken bones before? What size ski and what DIN? Thanks.
I'm 39 and normally do exercise regularly, but my work over the summer months was so heavy that I didn't get to stick to my normal routine. In September I was able to pick back up and was working on getting myself back into skiing shape. Even so, I came into this season 20 lbs. heavier than where I ended last season due to long work hours and fast food.
The skis were 175cm Elan MO2. They were mounted with Tyrolia Cyber Carbon D9 bindings set at 8 all around. Note that my "prescribed" DIN is 9 or 9.5, but I had backed down all my gear after injuring my left ankle last season. I figured I'd rather release than be injured.
Both skis released, but I believe this is the classic case where even though bindings will release you can't possibly be protected in all situations. I think I was just carrying too much speed for the conditions.
Note that there weren't many people on the slope at the time (maybe 5 within my view field). What I did just remember though is that there was one of those damn photo "sharpshooter" dudes planted right in the middle of the slope which caused me to change my direction abruptly to the right. What I can't remember though is which turn I blew out on. I think it was actually about 2 turns past the photo guy. I remember after my injury looking back upslope and seeing the photo guy a couple hundred yards away.