Skiing accident in Alaska – level 3

15-08-2023 15:00

An American professional skier was performing a stunt for a ski and snowboard movie called ‘Paradise Waits’ when she hit an icy patch of snow. She tumbled 300 metres down an Alaskan mountain.

The skier said that she uses her arms to slow down her fall, but when she failed, she covered her face in order to protect it from icy snowballs on her way down.

Amazingly, her descent did not harm her, and she managed to get away with only two jammed fingers and some bruises. The video is now a warning to other skiers in an online safety video.

Difficult words: stunt (a dangerous action), patch (an area), tumble (fall suddenly), descent noun (fall), jammed finger (injured in the joint).

You can watch the video news lower on this page.

What safety measures can be taken by professional skiers to prevent similar incidents happening again?


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