Yes, my mom was (is) an avid skier, even if not a technical sound one. Due to a blown ACL she's had to reduce her skiing activity to nearly nil (she'll turn 70 this year, it happened three years ago) still, I manage to take her to ski at least once or twice per season.
One of her mottos in the day was
"One who never falls, is not learning"
So, wednesday I was skiing, had an horrible fall, entirely my fault, when trnasitioning from off-piste onto
groomed piste (there was a 1 mt jump which I totally underestimated and underplanned for).
The resulting crash has been potentially dangerous to my health, since I ended up "spread" on the flat of the groomed run with both knees bent on the outside (TG, nothing happend to my ligaments) and while "rolling"
toward the stopping position I hit my ribs (full force) with the head of one pole (still firmly in my hand), basically I punched myself. The ribs still hurts today, but nothing was broken.
Anyway, how many tumbles have you had this season? What have you learned from those tumbles?
What have I learned? That I'm too old to "improvise" things like that, I need more planning, more stamina, more skiing days to get my body back in the right "frame of mind" to ski.
How many tumbles? I've had one per "sortie" this season.
The first one, I was off-piste and decided to dive after the last turn, the fresh snow was too inviting, too soft....Only after the fact I did realize that I was alone and, had I injuried myself, I would have entered the
mountain statistics for accidents and "lost" people....pretty damn stupid of me.
Another of my mom mottos was "If one doesn't fall on a run at least once, that run it's too easy"