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I need serious help from a real SKI PRO!

post #1 of 20
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I've fallen and can't get up! What should I do?
post #2 of 20
no, don't do it. DON'T CALL
post #3 of 20
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I'm considering taking my skis off and getting up that way, but I want to wait to get some advice on the proper way to do it.
post #4 of 20
You might feel foolish getting up this way, but I guarantee that you can get up. You need to try to roll onto your belly and do a face down spread eagle in the snow. Your ski tips should be facing up the hill on each side of your body. Then you take your hands and do a walking push up. Walk your hands toward your feet as your lifting your torso off of the snow. Eventually you will be standing up. Then you just have to slowly step around until you're facing downhill again. Try practicing this a few times on dry land without skis to make it easier!

Hope this helps!
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by Snowmiser View Post
You might feel foolish getting up this way, but I guarantee that you can get up. You need to try to roll onto your belly and do a face down spread eagle in the snow. Your ski tips should be facing up the hill on each side of your body. Then you take your hands and do a walking push up. Walk your hands toward your feet as your lifting your torso off of the snow. Eventually you will be standing up. Then you just have to slowly step around until you're facing downhill again. Try practicing this a few times on dry land without skis to make it easier!

Hope this helps!
If I take your advice and get my tips facing uphill, then where are my tails facing? Downhill. And what will prevent me from barreling down the hill backwards once I've stood up?

Is there another ski pro than can give me some advice that doesn't increase my likeliness of b-lining backwards into a tree?
post #6 of 20
If you spread out the tips of your skis with the tails closer together in the manner Snowmiser was suggesting, you won't be going anywhere as you get up.

But if you don't like that routine, try placing the skis across the fall line with yourself uphill of them. Then take off the uphill ski and use that freed foot beneath you to help you stand up. Then you're ready to put the uphill ski back on and proceed.
post #7 of 20
Skier Level and slope conditions play a part in the best advice to give. The advice given above works well for an entry level skier on easy slopes. Mild slopes permit the method described with no worries about 'taking off backwards'. Taking off the uphill ski also helps beginners and intermediates.

Steep but firm slopes permit a variety of methods. Sometimes just getting both skis across the hill downslope from the body is the easiest way. Once in this position it's pretty easy to push ourselves upright with the uphill leg and uphill ski pole.

In very soft, deep snow I find it helpful to 'roll' downslope a bit in order to compact an area for my efforts at getting up.

.ma
post #8 of 20
Chaos, don't try to get up. Just hold still right where you are. We're not qualified to help you, but we've put in a call for the best skier at epic, and he's on his way. I think you may even know him.
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Chaos, don't try to get up. Just hold still right where you are. We're not qualified to help you, but we've put in a call for the best skier at epic, and he's on his way. I think you may even know him.
That's the best advice that you could give anyone here. I hear the guy's name is Chaos.
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by Chaos View Post
I've fallen and can't get up! What should I do?
Take a lesson from a Real Pro for your situation, a first year ski instructor who spends a lot of his time helping and advising folks like you on how to get up.

....Ott
post #11 of 20
I find that a giant crane will help with this. I always ski where there is one near by.

If this is not possible, don't try to get up. Just dig, deep enough and you will come out the other side standing up.

And rather than taking your skis off...take MY skis off, and then I can get up myself and help you get up.
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by weems View Post
Just dig, deep enough and you will come out the other side standing up.
That's terrible advice - then you would have to wait a whole six months before you could go skiing again!
post #13 of 20
From Chaos
I need serious help.

Fixed it for you.
post #14 of 20
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I've fallen and can't get up! What should I do?
post #15 of 20

getting up

I usually just stay there - until I sober up.
post #16 of 20
Chaos, obviously you're not half the man you think you are...

Get up, (get on up)
Get up, (get on up)
Stay on your skis, (get on up), like a sex machine, (get on up)

(with apologies to Jimmy Brown)
post #17 of 20
Just lie back down.

Each time I see you up, I'll just knock you back down.

Spare us the Pavlovian conditioning bull shit.

Thank you.

post #18 of 20
hookers and blow.

That should get you "up".
post #19 of 20
Have you tried bowling?
post #20 of 20
I find rolling down the hill and starting over works best - unless them pesky trees jump out again!
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