Backcountry Ski Wipeout

Tuckerman Ravine Crash

As told to Meaghen Brown

Money Comment: “That’s me in the video! The fall was absolutely insane. I thought I was about to die.”
Cameraman:
Dustin O’Brien, 25, of Marshfield, Massachusetts
My buddy and I were hiking Tuckerman Ravine, New Hampshire’s most popular backcountry ski area, on an April afternoon. About three-quarters of the way up, we were hiking up a chute when snow started sloughing down from the summit. I pulled out my camera to film it when this girl flies through the frame, sliding face-first down the hill and yelling, “Oh, my God!” She must have been going 35 mph. It’s funny, the entire day I shot 70 seconds of video, and that moment is what came of it.

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