However, on the next run i fell and hit my head flat against a tree stump. ouch. After i checked myself to make sure i wasnt paralized, which i wasnt, so i consider my self a lucky SOB. SO then on the same run, therealbillus, falls and flips over these sharp stunts. Man, we were both extremely lucky on that run. So i say that my helmet saved my life.However, my luck ran out.
On the last run of the day we(mostly I with persuasion) were convinced that we should ski a run by the name of "Hotshot" which was also closed. We saw some people do it earlier, so we thought why the hell not? But our friend Chris whod also been skiing with us today, decided to tag along. Now Chris is a good skiier, but couldnt handle that shitty powder. SO after waiting for Chris for 10 minutes while trying to ski it ourselves we got to the bottom to find two skipatrolmen awaiting us. Now, I have never had an interaction w/ skipatrol before like this one. They talked to us and asked us where we were from, why we thought th run was closed, and how people after had gone under the rope as well. I felt really bad, becuase i would be my fault if others saw us duck it, and think "why the hell not" just like we did, and get hurt, and have Skipatrol haul their asses out of there. Now i know why i dont ski closed trails. So i encourage you NS'ers to do the same. The first ski patrol guy was harsher than the second. The second one said at the end " ya know we are not trying to be dicks, but we are just doing our job." Which is the truth. Those are my two revelations today. Wear a helmet because life will never be the same if you get paralyzed or seriously injured, and dont ski closed trails, because they are closed for a reason. Thanks.