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post #31 of 47
Didn't see the part about the nerve or where his arm was broken - sorry - disregard the above.

Just buy him some scotch.
Have him cook nice meals for your group.
post #32 of 47
If your leaveing in three weeks when did he break his arm? 6 weeks is how long he would be the cast. He should be well enough to ski by then if hes carfull and sticks to the groomers.
post #33 of 47
People don't ski on their arms. The bone should knit in three days. It won't be strong, but it's in a cast. Tell him not to fall on that arm, and get skiing.
post #34 of 47
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I will sign his cast, scratch him under the chin and then take you for a run or two. How does that sound?
Ursula
works for me but don't tell the Mrs.
post #35 of 47
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It isn't that far to Yellowstone -- why not set him up for a snowmobile tour of the park?

Mike
Have you ever done that? Those roads get so rutted that the jarring would be far more painful than almost anything incurred while skiing.

If I were in his situation I think I would just bring some good books and hang out. I know if I planned to ski easy blues and greens I would only be hating my lack of mobility to get up the mountain. The temptation would also be very great to push it once on the hill.
post #36 of 47
[quote=crank;850732]Have you ever done that? Those roads get so rutted that the jarring would be far more painful than almost anything incurred while skiing.

If I were in his situation I think I would just bring some good books and hang out. I know if I planned to ski easy blues and greens I would only be hating my lack of mobility to get up the mountain. The temptation would also be very great to push it once on the hill.[/quote]

The road vibration would kill him.

Yes, speaking from experience, addrenalin is a great thing, kills a lot of pain. That and a hernia belt, ace bandage and thermopads.... (btw- hernia belts won't make you feel masculine!
post #37 of 47
Make sure just before you leave tell him to go to the doctor and get a waterproof cast put on for the trip!! that way he can enjoy the hot tub and if he does try a few runs isnt wrecking the plaster one. If his arm is in a 90 deg angle then he should have good form going down the hill!
post #38 of 47
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I'll give him the list...he's not planing to ski, the break is under the main nerve in the arm - lots of concern that he could do real damage.
Also the risk of displacing the fracture, even I wouldn't ski. Does he fish, there's some great trout fishing in the area.
With 3 weeks notice, can't he find someone to sell the trip to at a slight loss?
post #39 of 47
Screw it, as long as I have two shins with feet attached to slide into ski boots, I would ski. Maybe even just one of each. I have skied while sick, or with non-critical injuries before, and never regretted it. I could definitely get by without one arm if I needed to. Phantom pole plants are almost as good as the real thing.

I suppose it comes down to how badly he wants to ski, and how it weighs against his injury. He'll know what to do when the time is near.
post #40 of 47
Get him snowboarding lessons.
post #41 of 47
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Have you ever done that? Those roads get so rutted that the jarring would be far more painful than almost anything incurred while skiing.
Yes. It is phenomenal. When I did it there were no ruts, and it was and had been quite warm.

Mike
post #42 of 47
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Get him snowboarding lessons.
Or just strike his broken arm with a baseball bat.
post #43 of 47
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Get him snowboarding lessons.
That's what the bonehead was doing when he broke it - I suggested skis, but you just can't get these young people to listen these days :
post #44 of 47
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Leaving for Big Sky in 3 weeks - the trip has been booked since last summer. One of the guys going broke his arm last week in N.C. on east-coast ice (this was to be his first trip out west).

He's still going as everything is paid for and we can't get a refund on his flight.

So, which is appropriate: do I wave at him every trip down the mountain or just give him an update every couple of hours

Poor guy - I'm almost as bummed as he is...almost
I'm sure he'll find a way to have some kind of fun, and may even get the gumption to hit the slopes for a bit of adventure.

Chill, he's on vacation, not at work..............he'll deal with it!
post #45 of 47
give him some strong drugs and put him on some skis
post #46 of 47
Last weekend in Chamonix, we were to go to the ValleƩ Blanche, but unfortunately friend of mine broke his arm(wrist) a day before. No worry, we still went there,and skied the whole thing. I made an picture to remember that.
Some ski guides up there said that he is one tough mf. to try this with one hand.
Doctor used his softshell jacket to measure the circumference of the cask, so he could still wear it. He just used one pole and the other hand was just waving around or so.
post #47 of 47
When I broke my wrist skiing, I just left both poles at the top of the hill until the end of the day.
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