The skier in the video below went for the unintentional ride of a lifetime when he fell on a groomed slope of Zillertal Arena, Austria.
He claims to have slid 1100 meters (3608.924 ft.), and probably would have kept going if not for the safety netting that finally brought him a halt. He also claims to have been traveling 82 km/h (~50 mph) when he hit the netting.
You have to see this to believe it. Check it out below:
Dude just keeps going and going and going, and going. It’s crazy. Some self-arresting techniques probably could have gone a long way to slow him down, but thankfully that netting was there.
Stijn de Man: “Note: I did not know about self arresting, now I do and I agree it would probably have been the best course of action. location: Zillertal Arena, 42 (black piste) Picture of the slope: https://www.skiresort.nl/typo3temp/_p…
A friend and I went skiing on a very steep and icy slope (closed the previous day, during which the top layer of snow melted and froze again), I fell and didn’t manage to slow down. I learned my lesson and I hope some of you will too! Be very careful on steep, icy slopes and learn how to self arrest! I got lucky and managed to get away with just a few bruises. I had an GPS speed app on at the moment, I fell whilst going around 55 km/h, then I did manage to get back to 40 km/h, but after that the slope got steeper and steeper and in the end, when I hit the net, I was going about 82 km/h! So i guess we could agree the net did a marvelous job :)”