At the age of 19 I was busy developing my own personality: likes, dislikes and strengths. But then, a car accident and month-long coma seemed to obliterate everything I had been. Beyond the obvious -- needing to learn how to walk again, talk, tie my shoes and cut my food, etc., -- I lost the things I identified myself by.
El Niño is coming, and California will see a lot of water this winter. If it's cold enough, we'll also have a lot of snow--that deep, wonderful powder that we're all jonesing for. To help keep you upright, here's a brief summary of some of the newer and more controversial points around preventing and treating ski injuries.