My addition is:
- Not going to the rest room on time when its available.
Seriously my #1 reason for my biggest crash was not going to the rest roo when I had the chance.
I was having stomach troubles all day and after lunch went to get on the lift. The line was pretty long and as I got up to the front near the load area I realised I had to use the rest room. I was near the front and figured I would get down on time so I kept going. Halfway up the lift I felt like I was about to explode, but sitting down the feeling went away. When I got off the lift and started skiing the urge became so strong and I didnt want to literally mess my ski pants so I startled hauling butt to the base. I was going to pull off and hike into the woods or something but there were so many people around it was not an option.
I was really moving, not paying attention, and just as I was almost to the base I was so distracted thinking about making it to the rest room that I hit a crud pile and totally lost control of both my skis and bowels
. I had bruises all up and down my left side at the end of the day and i was quite embarasing when ski patrol showed up and realised what had happened.
Moral of the story: Use the rest room when available !