How to Crash on Skis

What you will Learn in this Tutorial

This article provides a tutorial on how to crash on skis and offers four falling techniques to minimize injuries. Jens emphasizes the importance of learning how to fall properly to avoid serious injuries and save recovery time. The techniques are inspired by martial arts and include side crashing, back crashing, face crashing, and front rolling in deep powder.


  • Learning how to crash properly can prevent serious injuries and reduce recovery time.
  • Jens recommends landing on your feet or at least on one foot to absorb the impact.
  • Martial arts provide valuable lessons on falling techniques, including rolling and spreading out the surface area of your body.
  • Side crashing involves landing on your side and smashing your arm into the ground to lessen the impact on your hips and arm.
  • Back crashing requires rolling a little, smashing the arms on the ground, and avoiding bending your shoulder to prevent injuries.
  • Face crashing should be avoided, but if you cannot avoid it, leave a little space between your face and the ground to absorb the impact.
  • Double ejecting in deep powder requires a front roll or a martial arts-style roll to lessen the impact.
  • Practising these falling techniques can help prevent injuries while skiing.