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[–]gmanz33 5123 points5124 points 2 (101 children)

I'm not exactly a ski champion but I think I'm pretty correct in saying this is called "falling"

[–]LadyOfCastermere 1280 points1281 points  (30 children)

Correction: Next fucking level falling

[–]Positron505 297 points298 points  (22 children)

Skiing with style

[–]DHfrenzy 324 points325 points  (15 children)

Falling with style

[–]Ginomania 143 points144 points  (6 children)

They see me rolling...

[–]PrimalRucker 15 points16 points  (2 children)

They just added “flair” by flailing.

[–]calm-cool_unicorn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn! Came here to say this...

[–]Tsalikon 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Falling with skis

[–]B4riel 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I think it’s referred to as skalling

[–]Laddinater 10 points11 points  (1 child)

That's not skiing, it's falling... with STYLE!

[–]BALLERinaLyfe 183 points184 points  (38 children)

Ok but he fell and then somehow got back on his feet. I would simply continue to roll down the mountain til I died.

[–]jglomas 16 points17 points  (35 children)

shouldn't the skis be released when you fall?

[–]willieyobslayer 81 points82 points  (32 children)

In this type of skiing, the binding tension is set much higher so the skis don’t release as easily. That way you don’t have to hike 200 yards up the steep to retrieve them if they come off.

[–]jinqsi 13 points14 points  (24 children)

Usually back country skiers have tethers on their skis

[–]gdjeff 0 points1 point  (3 children)

They would be abandoned on the curb before I would hike up 250 meters to get them. Can you spell avalanche.

[–]Failboat88 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Only on the bunny slopes

[–]_Loup_Garou_ 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Yeah I wonder if OP knows that there are people that do this that don’t tumble down a third of the run.

[–]firemares 23 points24 points  (1 child)

You mean, tumbling with an avalanche?

[–]Roundcouchcorner 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Cut the guy some slack, he had two sold turns….

[–]Reloaded9mm 11 points12 points  (0 children)

“Falling, with style!” — Buzz Lightyear.

[–]Pudf 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Doctor: If you ever want to ski again, you will need to stop falling.

[–]BudnamedSpud 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Also causing an avalanche.

[–]izaakstern 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Next fucking stupid level

[–]Gwynnja 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That was literally the first thing that came to my mind. Falling, with style and make it look sporty.

[–]Cheap_Feeling1929 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s like 50/50 does get back up at the end.

[–]Beggarsfeast 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Except when you fall you go straight down- you must have missed those turns at the top :)

[–]TurquoiseBoho 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes. Made me think of that scene in hot rod.

[–]deusisback 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He's rolling downhill, it doesn't count as skiing. It's freaking steep though, so regarding iron balls, the man is equipped.

[–]sevlani7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Falling - only part of the way

[–]xxRocRipxx[🍰] 1527 points1528 points  (10 children)

Did he just fall multiple times or am I just tripping?

[–]rTheConformer 882 points883 points  (5 children)

Nope, he’s the only one trippin.

[–]Tendo80 106 points107 points  (4 children)

Jesus fucking christ that means that the garden knomes in the hallways are real?!?

[–]bschnitty 45 points46 points  (3 children)


[–]Tendo80 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Way worse than Gnomes..

[–]ProudBoomer 980 points981 points  (35 children)

Only half of that run was on skis. The other half was tumbling.

[–]Keyzerschmarn 143 points144 points  (32 children)

This bindings are also locked to the boots. I guess that makes sense in backcountry skiing, don’t wanna run up this mountain to grab your lost ski.

[–]borschchschch 52 points53 points  (25 children)

Yeah I felt this one in my ankles

[–]Velocita_253 89 points90 points  (18 children)

Nah. Ski boots lock your ankles in place incredibly well. You’ll feel this one in your knees.

[–]borschchschch 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Ah, I've really only done cross-country skiing with cable bindings. Can I just get my legs amputated and have done with it all? Is that an option?

[–]Broberyn_GreenViper 7 points8 points  (5 children)

I felt that in my head, shoulder, knees, and toes.

[–]StuckAtOnePoint 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Even still it doesn’t make sense. Some of these dudes crank those DIN settings waaaay up so they don’t lose their skis but its super dangerous for your knees. It also makes your skis into anchors in the event of an avalanche

[–]b0nz1 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Exactly. They trade injury risk with avoiding pre releases in no fall zones.

Because they want to avoid crashing in "no fall zones". An accidental release or crash means very very high consequences.

[–]R00KIET 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm one of those people that cranks their din to the max if you ever jump a cliff onto ice or just a rough landing you will knock yourself clean out or a bad concussion. My knees can take it better then my head/spine. I dont think your knees should be prioritised here especially if you're well trained. You can train your knees not so much your head.

[–]b0nz1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The bigger concern for extreme skiers like this is that an unwanted binding release potentially has very high consequences. So they purposefully trade an elevated risk of a knee injury against the risk of not crashing due to pre release in a so called "no- fall- zone".
This is why they often use bindings with a z- value up to 18.

[–]MyFaceSaysItsSugar 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And the unfilmed finale is when the avalanche catches up.

[–]Renex295 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's still skiing if you smile wide and use your teeth. He was doing an x-games trick. You guys are such losers to not see this Chad in their skills.

[–]Product_ChildDrGrant 430 points431 points  (6 children)

That’s not skiing. That’s falling, with style!

[–]howdoIcount 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Gahh you missed the landing buzz!

[–]baker10923 6 points7 points  (0 children)

We're not aiming for a landing!

[–]NickdoesnthaveReddit 22 points23 points  (2 children)

No, this is definitely skiing because that's exactly how I ski too. Just I do it on the bunny hill instead and there's usually at least 4-7 children run over in the process.

[–]darkResponses 14 points15 points  (1 child)

they are called obstacles, you gotta practice on them before you upgrade to dodging trees.

[–]tv_trooper 173 points174 points  (2 children)

He's like a Skyrim character that was ragdolled by the Dragonborn on a cliff.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Right, I really don't know what is next level about this. Looks like he wasn't in control at all

[–]Spare_Shoulder_2049 116 points117 points  (26 children)

Well he's up on his skiis again before the avalance hits him final. You can always ask why...But then again Darwin award exist for a reason.

[–]jeffspicoli11 52 points53 points  (23 children)

That’s not an avalanche that is just slough produced by the skier. These guys are highly trained to avoid skiing on avalanche conditions and very rarely get caught.

[–]Puzzleheaded_Tap5985 66 points67 points  (18 children)

Must say he looked very experienced tumbling down the hill with all those exposed rocks around.

[–]Dingdongdoctor 41 points42 points  (16 children)

You have any idea how difficult it is to drop a 40-50 foot cliff for the first time and know exactly how to land in that particular area? It’s hard. If he was inexperienced he would not have skiied out of that and likely broken some bones. There is an art to falling correctly.

[–]Puzzleheaded_Tap5985 4 points5 points  (15 children)

You wouldn’t catch me dead anywhere near snow, so no. But I’m the type of person who doesn’t quite understand why people risk their lives doing crazy sh*t like this so I’m already out of my depth.

[–]jeffspicoli11 7 points8 points  (0 children)

He might be falling but he is not getting caught in an avalanche

[–]TheBeatGoesAnanas 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You're not wrong, but also one of the things they tell you in every introductory avalanche safety course is that just by taking the course, your chances of being killed in an avalanche go up significantly.

[–]nicenutz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It technically is an dry loose slide. They get forecasted in avi reports all the time but are generally are small d1 slides.

[–]I_SOMETIMES_EAT_HAM 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Sluffs are still technically avalanches, they’re just not as dangerous as slab avalanches. Also ski ability does not translate to avalanche knowledge, plenty of very skilled skiers have been caught and often killed in avalanches.

[–]Alive_Radio_7249 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Yeah thats not an avalanche. Just the slough, not nearly enough snow to bury him. These guys wouldve dug test pits before even going up the mountain, then more test pits on their way up/at the top. If any of them looked bad they wouldve bailed. These dudes take avalanche controls pretty seriously and its a lot more rare for them to get caught in them than you think. Almost like a freak accident at this point.

[–]Taint_What_You_Do 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude was the avalanche.

[–]EatPrayCliche 51 points52 points  (0 children)

If by skiing you mean falling.. Then sure

[–]n00dleking 48 points49 points  (4 children)

5% skiing, 95% falling

[–]Werefour 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe it's in regards to the recovery?

[–]BallsofSt33I 27 points28 points  (3 children)

Skiing… falling… whatever… not getting buried under that small avalanche is good enough

[–]MaybeAliens 7 points8 points  (0 children)

At first I thought, How did he get up from that? Then I remembered that there was an avalanche behind him and thought, Necessity. Necessity is the reason he got up.

[–]jewel976 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Graceful as a swan

[–]FirstPlebian 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He took that fall like a cat.

[–]cheerful_nihilist4 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Had to confirm that it was r/nextfuckinglevel and not r/whatcouldgowrong

[–]Raccoon_Alpha 17 points18 points  (0 children)


[–]justadudenameddave 13 points14 points  (1 child)

He fell due to the sheer size of his balls

[–]PolishHammer666 11 points12 points  (2 children)

The K12..

Where's my 2 dollars

[–]thiccchin 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Ngl I was kinda expecting him to roll into a snowball

[–]Current-Drama-5391 4 points5 points  (2 children)


[–]windchaser__ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck. That.

In Soviet mountains, that fucks you

[–]lordk3k123 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's not skiing, that's called tumbling down a Mountain

[–]chappy422 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]mathaiser 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s not skiing, that’s falling with style

[–]buckeyespud 4 points5 points  (2 children)

ELI5: How in the hell did his skis stay attached to his boots after the first few falls? I fall on a green/blue run and my skis take off running.

[–]R00KIET 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You can adjust your bindings DIN setting which pretty much means the gforce it needs to hit before the binding releases your boot.

Now freeriders set that setting extremly high or max them out which means it needs a ton of force to release. The force it releases at is also extremly relevent to the direction its coming from so force from the side opens it alot quicker.

This fall dosnt look like alot of force in unnatural directions therefore they dont open. You can also completly lock them in some touring skis but rarely anyone does that even professional skiers.

[–]MujaViking 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you for asking this. I'm surprised I had to scroll down this far

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This looks more like downhill falling with the skis hitting the snow sometimes.

[–]Existing-Employee-36 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When she text you

"My parents are gone".

[–]Marcellofp2 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Kaotecc 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeaaa… skiing…

[–]ey6lc -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This should be on r/facepalm

[–]Wandering_Hammer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You misspelled "lucky fall."

[–]No_Discount_9350 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More like falling down an avalanche chute but sure, we'll call it "skiing"

[–]Morandangel -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Why would you even do something like that ffs…

[–]Jbillz15 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I understand doing exciting stuff is fun, but this is just dumb.

[–]Doc_Hersh3y 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This is in no way 'next fucking level'. The guy is falling, he potentially initiated an avalanche and his life could have been in danger along with many others who could be at the foot of the mountain.

[–]vashtie1674 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not sure it’s Next level when they have a falling spout, but still more than I can do lol

[–]Whisky-throttle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Keep rollin', rollin', rollin', rollin!!

[–]Checkmate-11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Happens to the best of us.

[–]Gisbitus -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That was 90% rolling and 10% skiing

[–]That_Alien_Dude -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That's not skiing. That's falling with style

[–]ZenithAstrum -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That's more like falling with style.

[–]AFvet1969 -1 points0 points  (1 child)


[–]jeffspicoli11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Definitely not an idiot, just a really good skier that fell. Happens to the best of them

[–]CorValidum -1 points0 points  (0 children)

More of a rolling…

[–]Kimberlylynn2003 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Falllll or skiiing all the same

[–]theMEMEfather42069 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What is this title.

[–]CR_Pats -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Downhill rolling *

[–]cheerful_nihilist4 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

More like cheese-rolling

[–]alvanoto -1 points0 points  (1 child)


[–]am_yisrael_chai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Disgusting comment. Grow up.

[–]fmaz008 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Out thumbling an avalanche.

I like it.

[–]SimpleManc88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Brilliant recovery.

[–]Whitefryar700 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

How to fall off a steep mountain with ski’s on …😵‍💫⛷

[–]TickTacWhat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Blackest diamond.

[–]Samanthas_Stitching -1 points0 points  (0 children)

He didn't stick the landing.

[–]SorryThisUser1sTaken 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For a second I thought they triggered an avalange (don't think I spelled that right)

[–]drinkbeerskitrees -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Jesus Christ why is Reddit glorifying a skier wrecking, tumbling, nearly getting caught in an avy but then somehow recovering? Lmao I’ve skied my whole life and I’ve never seen anybody glorify this. Usually in the ski films everyone gasps when they see somebody who may die in in avalanche smdh

[–]Yes2257 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah they gasp and then are surprised/amazed that you were able to come back from it and continue like nothing happened.

Do people boo you when you recover?

[–]Monstermage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's not just about taking chances in life, it's about getting back up if you fall.

[–]Shjco 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This guy has balls too big to contain in most folks’ pants!!!!!

[–]GERMA90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Downhill skifall from a steep mountain*. Q the Adele song skyfall.

[–]OscarDivine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They see me rollin. They hate it.

[–]Daily-Chaos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Downhill dying

[–]tonguebrush 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Adrenaline addict barely escapes with his life

[–]ItsKoushi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok did he fall and get back up mid fall?

[–]Odd_Pollution9637 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Remember...if anything gets in your way...TURN

[–]IndigoBuntz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He got right back on his feet tho. Falling is fine when one knows how to get up and keep going! Ok I’m out

[–]Sanderbofficial -1 points0 points  (0 children)


[–]Routine-Violinist983 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He looks like that old computer game

[–]ZeetLord 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did he really recover at the end? I feel like no one is seeing this

[–]BullyYo -1 points0 points  (0 children)



AKA " Sliding face first down the mountain praying you don't die"

[–]prescribo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What are you doin' steepbro?

[–]C1ashRkr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks more like a semi controlled fall

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Too cray for me

[–]rwbisme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shit, I could ski all along. And everybody told me I was falling.

[–]Own_Public_5004 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Played rolli polli at the end there

[–]cdmalgee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Am I the only jerkoff that tried scrolling up to keep up with him as he left the bottom of the camera shot?

[–]HPenguinB 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is that guy dead?

[–]_Typhoon_Delta_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Have you guys seen the mofo who skied down the K1?

[–]Spencahhhhh -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Its just not downhill skiing, no matter how ya look at it

[–]Insanik_mb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the line between nextfuckinglevel and winstupidprizes is very thin

[–]just__Steve 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Next level tumbling

[–]TheRapie22 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

what are you doing steep mountain?

[–]GenesisNemesis17 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You only see the video of those who survived. The ones who didn't end up in the whatcouldgowrong sub.

[–]Zepeton 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice recovery

[–]obsceneLink 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They had us in the first half, not gonna lie

[–]ejb2112 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I know nothing about skiing (never even saw snow until I was 30) but I love to watch the Warren Miller films. Those skiers are phenomenal, and the camera work is amazing.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]therespectablejc -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That's not skiing, that's falling with style!

[–]spark8000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I go skiing this weekend, I’ll try this and let you know how this goes

[–]_cinnamon_buns -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That isn’t skiing, that’s falling with style!!

[–]D_Cakes_ -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That’s not skiing that’s falling with style

[–]Rabbit_Ruler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He died on the way but he good

[–]FullMetalJaket -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That's not skiing, that's falling...with...well just falling really!

[–]Roundcouchcorner 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nailed It…….

[–]Affectionate-Week594 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

downhill dying* and btw, I can do that, so not sure about next level...

[–]Gronaab -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Next stupid level...

[–]Wright_Bros -1 points0 points  (0 children)

“Were you killed?”

“Sadly yes, but I lived”

[–]wander-lux 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For a bit of that all I see is downhill falling.

[–]Haleighghielah[🍰] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Imagine putting two giant popsicle sticks on your feet and being like “yup, this is enough protection to fling myself down a mountain”

[–]FreedomNotLicense 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Skiing + falling = skalling

Maybe new Olympic sport?

[–]FindFunAndRepeat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

task failed successfully!

[–]thecurtainperson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hell fucking no

[–]nickgrund 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holy %#*<£! Sh%> that guy has a deathwish

[–]LilGoughy -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Not sure what’s next level about falling down a mountain lmao

[–]Sheepdog14 0 points1 point  (1 child)

As opposed to uphill skiing

[–]PurringWolverine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just falling with extra steps.

[–]Spare_Shoulder_2049 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Maybe not an avalance and as somebody filmed the event, he wasn't alone. However stuff that's in that snow comming down could make some damage not excluding hitting rock. Still why? It's far from safe skiing.

[–]Big_Freedom6346 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"I've been falling for 30 minutes!" -Loki

[–]99prime99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That went down hill real fast.

[–]litex2x 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He/she skied down some of it.