So April 1 I went skiing at Loon. This has been my first season skiing and I fell in love. I took a couple private lessons at the beginning and then set out on my own. April 1 was probably my 20th time this season. I ended up being pretty decent. In no ways am i "good". The second half of the season I was skiing mostly blues and blacks, in control, able to stop on a dime. Carving very nicely. I would say I'm pretty competent. I don't ski glades or moguls. That was my goal for next year. To learn that terrain.
Needless to say April 1 I was skiing with a couple good friends. Mostly blues and blacks. It was beautiful out and real fast that day. I don't mind fast. Well as I was coming down Big Dipper I caught and edge and destroyed my leg. Broken tibfib, with a spiral fracture at the knee joint. Was in an external fixator for 5 days at speare memorial in Plymouth New Hampshire and came down to mass general for the surgery. I have a 14 in incision on the front of my leg. All in all I'll be fine and skiing next year.
I guess my question is it doesn't seem different than any other fall I have taken where I gather my things, check myself and continue on. I feel the binding didn't release on that intital impact as it did later on in the fall. My bindings are set for beginners. I thought bindings prevented this type of thing. I know it could be worse. Is it just a case of perfect angle caused the binding to not release and it's just an accident? I'm nervous to go next year now as I'm worried I'll break my leg again. I'll post some pics as soon as I can figure out how to on here. Thanks everyone.