#HighFivesAthlete Nick Fairall goes skiing with High Fives
The High Fives Foundation brings professional ski jumper Nick Fairall to Alpine Meadows for a ski day with High Fives and Achieve Tahoe!
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On January 5th, 2015, Fairall was competing in the Ski Jumping World Cup event in Bischofshofen, Austria. During qualifications, Fairall had a great jump that would have qualified him for the round. However, due to the wet snow conditions, his skis stuck in the snow immediately upon landing. As a result, his center of gravity and balance were thrown forward — the impact folded Fairall in half. Medical personnel arrived immediately to his aid and rushed him to the local hospital where he underwent emergency spinal surgery within two hours of the crash.