Usually I ski on my skis as I have done for over 27 years, today I flew down the mountain on my ASS!
I was on the ski lift with Eben and Jay, when Eben accidentally dropped his mitten under the lift just before we got off. Being the "
superwoman" I am ...in my mind, I decided to go get the $1.50 mitten. IDIOT!!
I took off my skis, swung them over my shoulder, grabbed my ski poles, and took off under the lift.
I got about 15 feet from the mitten, and shifted my weight into my bottom to inch over to the mitten because it was a bit slick where I was...then it happened...I WAS FREE FALLING!
I was sliding at a hugely fast pace, seeing trees, and saplings, rocks, and snow flying by me. My skis were thrown, my poles akimbo, and my body bounced down the mountain. All I kept thinking was...PLEASE DON'T LET ME HIT A TREE, scream...PLEASE LET ME STOP SOON, more screaming...WHY THE HELL DON'T I WEAR A HELMET...IDIOT!
Then I saw a sapling that I thought I could grab. I reached for it, and as I did I rolled onto my stomach, and then realized...I can dig in my toes...I can claw at the ice, and so I did...AND THEN IT HAPPENED...I STOPPED! I had traveled about 150 feet.
I have more bruises and cuts than I can show, but here are a few for your viewing pleasure.
Nose skin torn off of tip, then replaced, and scrape to the left. THIS BLED LIKE A BITCH!
NOTE TO SELF...I AM A LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY LADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It could have been a whole lot worse, and the pain is setting in, but I am relieved! The most sad thing is that I lost the lovely wrap bracelet that Julia got for me as birthday present a few years back. I loved it dearly.