Hope the spring skiing is treating you all well, aka park season.
Of course, this happens on my last run (even called second to last, skip the last.) Overshot Winter Park's biggest jump going for a 5. The jump is roughly 75 feet lip to knuckle, I took it ~85 to 90 ft. Over shot on the 540, took off backseat, took it to the face.
I got lucky... only a few stitches, some snow burn, and a bad black eye. My goggles probably saved me from losing my eye (shout out to Smith) and my helmet kept me from getting a concussion (Shout out to Bern).
Also, I want to give a huge thank you to the Winter Park Ski Patrol. Those guys were with me 20 seconds after the crash, took care of me quickly, and really handled the situation well. Could not have asked for some better professionals to entrust my care to.
Be careful out there kids, and don't get too amped up... always keep your speed and your skills in check late in the day. Our sport has inherent risks, and we need to manage them as best we can. Not gonna stop me from sending it, but I'll be spending more time at Woodward to get more balanced and have better air awareness for sure.
Again, thanks to all the products that minimized the damage, and the people who took care of me. Cheers.