Videos like this are the reason you'll never find me on a going down the side of a mountain.  This dude is shredding it like it's a Mountain Dew commercial and next thing you know, he's flying through the air on his back and landing in a position that should have broke his neck.

 

Skiing is such a physically demanding sport, I'm sure people are getting hurt on the mountain every day.  Well maybe not every day this winter, but to me, it seems like most winter sports are just medical bills in the making.  This dude is really lucky he walked away.