Today I went up to the mountain for the first day of the new season. I'd say a story of how the day kicked ass, but I'll just get to the point:
Myself and my friends Rich and Bryan met up at the bottom of a groomer and decided we'd go and ski the trees between 'Hangover' and 'A.O.T'... in other words, deep pow with steep lines and just plain sick skiing. I was rockin down the run on my ARVs, skiing nice pow for the first time on them, along with Rich on his Eric Pollard Pro's.
We cut over into 'A.O.T' when we got to the tracked over stuff, Rich tried to 180 a drop which looked super sick but ended up in an ejection. We kept on skiing down, Brian went first, I was second followed by Rich, I skied down, did some nice turns then saw a little drop, hit it which ended up with a little jump so i hit that too, with the speed i was carrying I hit a steep bump fast enough to eject me into a frontflip into a late 'fall into 8ft deep hole ass first'. The next thing I remembered I saw snow pile over my head, then I couldn't breathe, the snow knocked down my Touque and Goggles so I couldn't see, I panicked a bit.
With my right hand I put my glove in front of my mouth and pushed outwards quickly enough to get a small gasp of air but then snow fell down into the hole i'd created. At that time I thought that if I couldn't find the top of the snow I'd die, so I pushed my hand forward enough to get it out of the snow and shoveled the snow of my face. I called for my friend Rich to come over, I pulled my goggles off and tilted back my touque to see what the fuck happened.
All I could see were my boots, think of the time the big kid crammed the little kid into the garbage can, then piling a bunch of snow on top of him, that's me.
In the end, Rich called over some guys, I heard some 'Holy Fuck''s. AzadAdventures.com's Elite Team member Axel Somethingorother tried to pull me up with his poles but I couldn't grip, so Rich and an older guy grabbed my hands and pulled me out. Rich jumped in the hole after to see how deep it was, he was up to his head, and then some, the hole went down for... who knows how long. If I had broken through into the bottom.... I would've been fucked.
In the end I think all I got was a little frostbite and the shit scared outta me. But the guy that pulled me out brought to me an important thing... he said 'Good thing you were skiing with a buddy'.
So yeah, don't ski risky stuff alone, cause if you get into a situation where you can't save yourself you'll be fucked.
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