Not Too Broken to Ski
G3 telemark athlete Becca Lesure skis hard with or without both arms. Here's a quick post she shared with us about her hand that couldn't stop her from skiing. The funniest part? She used a G3 Love Glove (skin maintenance accessory) to cover and protect her cast! Classic! Oh, and she's pretty darn excited about crushing everything in sight with her new ENZO bindings and Highball skis.
Being injured is never a good feeling, especially mid-season, but when it's an injury you can still go skiing with, it makes it easier to bear!
While skiing on Christmas day I badly broke two metacarpal in my left hand, calling for surgery soon after. While this put me out of work for two months, I was down from skiing for a much shorter time. Having a broken hand isn't terrible in the grand scheme of injury, but it does take pole planting, or even grasping, out of the picture. Out along with that goes shoveling, probing, among a few of the more important things involved in backcountry skiing. What has made this a little easier on me is the amount of incredible terrain accessible at my home mountain, Moonlight Basin.
This image from atop the ridge is one of my happiest of places.
Local photographer Ryan Day Thompson used creativity and some sturdy limbs in taking some shots with my broken limb.