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Little Boy Wipes Out On Slopes & Man Just High Fives Him (VIDEO)

by Kiri Blakeley on December 29, 2012 at 10:39 AM

If you've ever found yourself hurtling down the ski slopes at a speed you weren't ready for, you know it can be terrifiying. It happened to me when I was a teenager. A friend brought me up on the intermediate slopes for my first ski trip ever. A fresh sheen of ice was on the snow after a light rain. I remember barreling downwards at incredible speed. I remember wiping out. I remember emergency personnel carrying me down the slope on a sled. And I remember a small knee fracture. I haven't been on the slopes much since then.

So I can only imagine what this small child, who looks about 6 years old, went through when the adult with him, possibly his father, encouraged him down a slope he clearly wasn't ready for. This video will definitely have you wondering what some parents are thinking ...

The video starts off with the little boy in front of the adult, who films the action. The slope appears far too steep for such a little kid, and his splayed legs make it clear he's not exactly a ski prodigy. As he goes faster and faster you can begin to hear him screaming and crying.

The adult begins yelling, "Pizza! Pizza!" which isn't plans for lunch, but a move where the two skis form a pizza shape to slow down. The tyke can't seem to do it and just keeps barreling down the hill. The adult seems bemused by it all and keeps calling out, "Bro! Bro!"

Once the kid wipes out and is crying hysterically, the adult shows no concern and doesn't even check to see if he's injured. He just keeps saying, "Good job, bro! You survived!" while the crying child screams that he "won't do it again."

The capper? instead of comforting the child, the adult tries to high five him. Unbelievable. Maybe I'm being too sensitive? What do you think?

Image via YouTube


Filed Under: boys, in the news, internet


  • names...


    December 29, 2012 at 10:51 AM
    Yeah. Your too sensitive. Although that kid was moving FAST, the fact he stayed up so long shows this wasn't his first rodeo. He clearly wasn't hurt and that was a definately a possess off cry, not a hurt cry..for all we know he threw a fit to go down the big slope..he might have needed a reality check. Don't know enough to proclaim this man heartless.
  • bills...


    December 29, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    You are being over sensitive.  Some of you are raising boys to be pussies. 

  • bills...


    December 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    YOu know if Europe, the kids start very young, younger than that kid.  In fact, I think he did pretty well down the hill.  His father wasnt being insensitve, he was trying to calm in down, by being positive. 

  • PRIMA487


    December 29, 2012 at 11:31 AM
    Jesus Bills,stop it! Ya been slayin me lately. Lol
  • bills...


    December 29, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    lol Prima.  

    I need to make some corrections in my second post

    in europe

    calm him down


  • Greta
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    December 29, 2012 at 1:00 PM
    You're being too sensitive. As a girl who started skiing when I was three with my family, I've seen wipeouts much worse. He wasn't crying from pain, he was crying because he didn't have control. I guarantee he was back on the slopes that day. Once the initial shock was over I bet he was telling the story himself on being on the "big hill". Way too sensitive. This video made me giggle and think of myself growing up in that same situation.
  • Betha...


    December 29, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    As someone who is currently teaching my four year old how to snowboard, the fact that there was NO ONE in front of the child to make sure they didnt go out of control or off the side of the run is crap. You can tell by the Dads voice he was not planning on his kid going so fast, and not being able to stop. I dont think taking the child up was a bad idea, not taking some precausions though, was stupid. And Im sure that father trying to high five the child was just to try and minimize what was a pretty scary situation. I think this dad needs to get a leash or something to prevent this from happening again!

  • Autum...


    December 29, 2012 at 2:58 PM
    That was definitely not his father, it sounded like a ski instructor. It sounded to me like he was just trying to keep positive.

    Lighten up.
  • power...


    December 29, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    i agree with beth the rest of you are cold the kid could have been really hurt

  • NoR_C...


    December 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM
    I that were my husband and child I would be PISSED. He could have seriously been hurt and looked scared to death. And no my son is not a pussy. It makes me mad that when the dad went for a high-five and the kid got mad that the father then slapped his ski stick away. He seems like an asshole. Sorry but that's not how you "calm a child down". He was terrified! Grab him and give him a hug. How would doing that make this child grow up to be a "pussy". Sexist.
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