Best Ski Crash Photos

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  1. dean_spirito

    dean_spirito Freestyle Ski Coach Skier

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    We all do it. We try not to, but no matter how skilled of a skier you may be, you are going to take a fall at some point. While some crashes can be painful and serious, most are harmless and rather funny. I've seen spectacularly graceful falls as well as spectacularly awkward falls. Post your best ski crash photos here! I'll start...


    This one was taken by @James a few years ago at Arapahoe Basin.

     
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  2. crgildart

    crgildart Gravity Slave Skier

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    My dad had a betamax tape of my first ever competitive mogul run. I bought it about the forth or fifth turn in, but quickly got back up and finished the run. Wish I knew exactly where it was and it may be on some DVDs I made from his old tapes a few years ago.

    @Jim Kenney almost had a great shot of me crashing in to some empty chairs at the shack in the middle of Rt 66 at Blue Knob. He shut off the video right as I eased up at the end not paying attention to where I was headed seeing the empty chairs out in the edge of the run too late to totally avoid them..

    Last spring I was skiing deep slush on Mark IV Compsand had a tip dive when banking too much.. Full on swan dive, snow down my jacket and behind my Vuarnets. Kids were skiing with me but we had gotten seperated right before that happened hahahaha. They would still be teasing me had they seen that spash down!

    Guess I need to keep trying and will eventually be caught on film going down..

    Here's some aftermath photos though..

    Get together with @Older boot !
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    My ribs were sore for 6 weeks after that, had to sleep on my right side..
     
  3. mdf

    mdf entering the Big Couloir Skier

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    For perfect timing, I don't think anyone can beat @SkiNurse 's profile photo.

    I have a video somewhere of me forgetting how to ski powder. ... I will try to find it.
     
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    Doug Briggs Skiing the powder Industry Insider Pugski Ski Tester

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    My best crashes were sans-photo. Here is the aftermath of the most notorious one:

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    Val Gardena 1977; hard to see, but the motorcycle helmet is cracked with missing fiberglass

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    In the helicopter

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    Traction
     
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    Read Blinn lakespapa Inactive

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    Well, for some reason, nobody filmed my favorite crash. Tony? mdf?
     


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    I know there's one of you from Snowbird last year... I don't have it, though.
     
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    dean_spirito Freestyle Ski Coach Skier

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    That's the one! That was the best day ever up until that point in my life! Great memories.


    Here are a few that I dug out of the archives....


    This was a super fun fall at Snowbird this past season. Double tomahawk after a botched cliff jump. Almost saved it on one ski but then made an awkward ballet move and went for a ride.



    This is a great shot of a student of mine. She was handling the breakable crust like a pro until she dug a tip and went over the bars! She emerged sometime later with a snowy smile from ear to ear.



    This is my girlfriend doing a yoga pose after sending a cliff.


    In her defense, it was rather burly....




    I really do love a good crash. Keep the photos coming!
     
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    SBrown Steve Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Yoga! That is a great term for the ... post-crash pose.
     
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    Ya, the scorpion is a very popular snowboarder yoga pose..
     
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    Well, from the greatest hits reel....
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    Massive pileup on the freeway.... a few years ago at Northstar.
    That's phil and tricia looking on in bewilderment.
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    Actually Phil looks puzzled but Tricia looks fed up.
     
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    Well, for one: my avatar!
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    #2: Anyone recognize those boots?? :roflmao:
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    And now...a rare siting. @Chris Geib :duck:
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    mdf entering the Big Couloir Skier

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    I like this one from last year's gathering that my son took... not quite a crash, but you know it's coming!
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    ouch
     
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    Not exactly a ski crash...but goes right along with the theme...

    Metal saucer + backyard jump + tow ropes =

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    I give him a lot of credit. Other than dchan (who was giving us a few tips) Tim was the only one of us that got above the lip. That happened on the way back in. He was fine (but made a spectacular heap at the bottom of the pipe).
     

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