I cringed, but only at the revealed "3 staples" part - guess it was quite a gouge.
Sorry to hear that. No mention of broken anything, so that's a positive. (and you didn't get run over while sprawled on the ground...-)
Downhills are tough, particularly at the start of the season. I hope the head cut was despite having a helmet -- you were wearing one, right?
Nothing broken, but I'm gonna have to throw away the bright yellow shirt I've been using for rollerskiing. It looks pretty bad with blood stains. I do have a helmet and yes I'm, uh... planning to wear it from now on.
And this is how wisdom is gained...
sometimes it's a fine line!
First time I've ever needed a helmet while skiing. Cycling, that's another matter. Former road racer, lots of "experience" there.
I was surprised a few years ago when I took my kids downhill skiing (for the 1st time) to see so many people there wearing helmets. I hadn't done that in many years. Never saw anyone with helmets on the slopes before except racers.
That's true. Still haven't adapted to ski helmets.