Skied Big Sky yesterday for the first time ever. I just got up here from GA and haven't had time to buy a pair of skis and boots yet so I just rented. It was cold at the top, thermometer said around 0-2 F. I was on my third run, and decided to go down Crazy Horse....bad decision...the snow cover was horrible, little trees/plants poking out everywhere as well as a lot of rocks. Well I was just cruising along, then WHAM!! I hit this wall of rock about 3 or 4 feet high that was covered by snow. I slide out of my bindings and hit my knee squarely on the rock...then I notice I completely broke one of the skis and chipped the other. Thank god the skis hit first though. I think it slowed me down enough where I only got a minor scrape and bruise on my knee. Sucks I have to shell out 200 for the skis now, but the more I think about it, I'm just thankful I didn't get hurt...I'll be waiting a while before I venture out again..
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12/5/08 at 7:42pm