We're fully aware that it's 2013 and we're meant to get along with skiers and all that. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't/can't revel in their misfortunes once in a blue moon. After all, with equipment that pops off their feet and pointy poles literally waiting to explode off them at any given moment, there's just so much more scope for some serious, gut-busting lolz. Some would say we're sadistic, we just say we're snowboarders.
Anyways, we hope you enjoy watching this collection of priceless videos of skiers failing all over the place as much as we did finding them. You've probably seen a few of them, but we're betting you haven't seen them all.
First things first, getting up the hill (hit the next button below)...
You're a Wizard Harry
How to ski, tip number one: learn how to use the rope tow. Unless this guy was training for the quidditch world cup, self inflicted wedgies are rarely fun.
Next time, he should just get the chairlift...
The Coat Hanger
Getting off chairlifts is easy. You just stand up, get your poles out for extra balance and ski away - right? Wrong... Bet he wished he wore his lycras that day.
Big props to the editor for that music selection - it's like watching a beautiful ballet.
We've all seen skiers explode on impact. We believe the correct term is 'yard sale'...
"Sweet Miller Flip Bro"
A word of advice: don't try to pass skier kids when there are options for 10cm airs between them and yourself. You could end up unwittingly attempting a Miller Flip.
Speaking of unpredictable kids...
"PIZZA! DO A PIZZA!!"
You gotta feel for this kid. Dad's shouting at him to 'do a pizza' and the kid's probably like 'where's the frickin dough!' Somebody hand that little man a snowboard (and maybe some pepperoni).
Skiers ride park too, with varying degrees of success...
The Exploding Wave
With a little more speed, this guy could have cleared the dip in the middle of this box and it would have been totally legit. Instead, he hurt his body and his pride. On the plus side he also created a totally rad explosion sound.
At least he actually made it past the start of the box...
That will teach you to ride "switch"
Ouch. 'Nuff said.
Of course, boxes aren't the only park obstacles that can be ballsed up...
I Believe I Can Fly
This video is incredible for so many reasons. Joking aside, we hope you were ok dude, that was one heavy slam.
Of course, this guy isn't the only skier ever to have overshot a park kicker...
Who'd have guessed that you ski so much faster in your birthday suit? Our friend and online editor of Skiing Magazine Teddy Berr found out the hard way.
Like snowboarders, some skiers keep their eyes out for more natural jib features when they're on the hill...
Wear a Helmet
This guy would have probably made this had he not been ever so slightly off balance from only wearing one glove. The helmet, complete with steezy pink tassels, was probably a good shout though.
Speaking of protection, some skier should invent some sort of crotch guard. It could help prevent a whole world of pain...
We feel your pain Mr. Bertrand, we feel your pain. The commentator had it spot on with: "That guy needs a hug".
Equally prone to permanently damaging their manhood are the skiers who boldly decide take it to the streets...
Let's all take a moment to be thankful that we chose a sport where our crotches and steel are far less likely to ever meet.
You thought that one was bad? This next one may even be a fraction worse...
Crushed Plum Sauce Anyone?
That facial expression says it all. Sweet Jesus that's eye-watering shit right there.
Crushed testicles aside, the following skier has found a new place to hang out in the streets...
Just Hanging in the Streets
Can you imagine being plucked out of the air mid way through your trick? No wonder this guy looks surprised.
So. You know that gymnastics move where you do a bunch of arched flips across the ground? Check this...
Remember That Limp Bizkit song?
We've seen a fair few ragdolls in our time, but that one was POWERFUL.
We wonder if he came across any cool wildlife while he was out in the backcountry...
It Aint Called Cross Country Skiing for Nothing You Know
Reckon in Norway, cross-country skiers have to sign a disclaimer so that the organisers aren't responsible if you get eaten during the race?
That's it that's all folks! Know any other hilarious videos of skiers doing funny shit? Feel free to share them in the comments below and if they're good enough we'll add them to the collection!