Bryan Noonan

Bryan Noonan | South Lake Tahoe, CA

I was riding the Backside at Northstar with some friends after days of good snowfall. The lift we were riding hadn’t been open for a day or two before we got there. It was almost like they opened it just for us. The snow was awesome. It seemed like you could send it off anything. After a few runs I started getting a little ballsy. I was having a great flowy run through the trees, just sending it off one little wind lip after another. I saw a big one and decided not to speed check, boosted an ollie, and started floatin. The best feeling ever, soon followed by the worst. The landing was blind from where I took off but as soon I saw it my first thought was OH NO. The landing was an off camber cat-track about 10-15ft wide and I wasn’t going to clear it. Not even close. As I fell much farther than I expected I came a little off axis and landed on my tailbone. The cat-track might as well have been cement. Geeeez it was bad. IMPACT, realized I was badly hurt, then immediately knew my legs were totally paralyzed. I felt basically nothing from my waist down.

Bryan sustained an L1 injury.

“Today I will get stronger.”



$5000 towards insurance and Lessons at Achieve Tahoe aka Disabled Sports USA – Far West (Alpine Meadows)

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