i guess i should share my skiing experiences...
on a trip with the church group (long ago) i ended up by myself on the intermediate slope. i had never been skiing, but i used what balance i had from skating to figure it out. well, i hit the moguls and wiped out hardcore. in the tumble i lost my glasses, which i am blind without. i think i found the frames, but the lenses were gone, hidden away in the snow. i eventually gave up looking and blindly wandered back to the lodge. it was the last day, but i spent the rest of the trip blind until i could get to a spare pair back home.
so we went back to the same slopes the next year, and....the exact same thing happened again. except this time it was at night and i lost the frames and all.
they thought i was joking when i showed up blind the second time.