Video: Crash footage from Squaw Valley 5/21/19. | SwansonFineArts
With all the new snow, I forgot to be more careful at lower elevations near the base for hidden obstacles and left the groomed path to try to ski to the parking lot.
My wrist was injured in the fall, but my helmet protected my head. Our group always wears our helmets and we encourage you to join us. You never know when you might fall or bump your head. This particular day we skied safely through trees, variable snow (mostly powder with some ice), and then I hit a hidden rock in what looked like a smooth field of powder and fell approximately ten feet from having my skis off. So wear your helmet even if the terrain does not seem particularly challenging or dangerous. You might be glad you did!