S: Skiing in Utah
BC: Skiing in UTAH
FC: Skiing in Utah By Billy alverson
1: When you feel confident bad things can happen when you least expect them. I learned the hard way that usually when you do not expect them, awful things happen. Every year my family and I go skiing in Utah. This year we got a ski instructor and with a bit of luck she was a U.S. ski team coach. She took us down several long and hard runs, even the Olympic mohgul run. After this we got way over confident. Little did I know this feeling would go away after a death defying experience.
2: After my lesson We all split up. My dad and I got lunch and headed out. We went down lots of runs, then it happened. An inexperienced skier zoomed past me forcing me to turn into a forest.
3: I tried hard to turn back as soon as possible but it would be near suicidal. There was a wall of pine trees blocking my way out. I could ski off a hundred foot ledge to the lift. For a moment I actually considered this but I decided against it. Finally, I lowered my shoulder and turned left hard. I heard bumps and cracks. Then... I was out! I realized that too early! I felt weightless, I had no sense of what was happening.
8: I still do not get how it happened. I was out, did a bush catch my feet? I am still not sure. But I know I will do everything but quit skiing to prevent an other crash like that!
9: After a visit to the hospital I was blessed to hear I was fine. I learned my lesson the hard way. Hopefully you can always think of this and not have to learn it yourselves. When I think of it I am kind of lucky this happened. Now I can ski confidently but not over confident. Because that is when bad things happen, when one person is inexperienced and the other has let his guard down.