he went into the powder
feet up and face first!
I used to ski fairly regularly and got to an advanced-intermediate level. But I wore glasses, and even with goggles, even a mild spill, let alone a faceplant, required 5 to 10 minutes of brushing away snow and wiping off most of the ice and water to get to the point where I could see again and proceed. Then, one fateful year, I got contacts. Wow!! What a liberating experience that was to get right back up and keep on skiing! Awesome.
- Skiing. a sunken area in the snow marking a backward fall of a skier.