Ski Instructor Gets Face Impaled by Tree Branch, Somehow Remains Chill AF (Pics)

ski instructor face impaled by tree branch

Meet Natty Hagood. He’s a 29-year-old ski instructor in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and he might just be the most chill bro on the planet.

No, screw it. He’s definitely the chillest bro on the planet.

Last week Natty and some buds were carving up the pow-pow, which is apparently a thing ski bros actually say, when he got a little too cute. While trying to ski between a couple of trees, he clipped one, lost his balance, and took an epic spill.

When Natty got up, he noticed something was not quite right.

“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,” the dude recounted to the Idaho State Journal. “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.”

Amazingly, the grotesque injury happened so fast that Natty didn’t feel any pain at all. That, or he was high as a kite.

In any case, after realizing, “Holy crap, I just got impaled,” Natty says he called out to his friend Pete and cracked a joke.

“Hey look I got a new piercing!”

Apparently the stick, which went in one side of Hagood’s lip and out the other, was originally 18 inches long. But as ski patrol took him down the mountain, he snapped about a foot of it off.

At the hospital Natty and the bros made sure to snap plenty of pics of the gnarly accidental piercing before doctors removed it. Be warned, they are not for the faint of heart.


ski instructor face impaled by tree branch

ski instructor face impaled by tree branch

ski instructor face impaled by tree branch

ski instructor face impaled by tree branch

In case you were wondering, no, Hagood ain’t too proud to beg. In fact, he literally said as much while plugging the GoFundMe page he set up to help pay for his $1,500 medical bill.

“I certainly don’t feel bad asking people in the community to pitch in $10 so that I don’t have this crippling expense.”

If you were thinking of donating, don’t bother. This ski bro has already reached his goal.

Hat Tip – [Deadspin]

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