Ski Instructor Impales Face on Branch

HOLY SH*T!! If this happened to me, I don't think I would be so chill about it.

Natty Hagood is a ski instructor for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming. His face was impaled by a branch while trying to jump between two trees.

He told the Idaho State Journal:

“I thought maybe my chinstrap got pushed up into my face, so I tried to brush it off and that’s when I felt the stick,” he said. “So, I shook left to right and saw the stick moving in my peripherals. I reached out and grabbed it and wiggled it before realizing it was pretty far in there.”

He recalls his experience before the accident:

“I was coming down Thunder and it was our first run of the day,” he said. “I had made the first five turns and was coming back to lift line when I saw a gap between two trees. With my experience, you can bash between trees and it’s not that big of a deal. But this time I guess I didn’t get away with it.”

When he collided through the trees, he lost his balance, tumbled through the snow, and ended up with the "new piercing"

The image of the branch through his mouth has since gone viral.



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