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Video: This ski report is the content you didn’t realize you needed, but you got it

Ah local TV. Is there no limit to the golden hours of joy produced by this proud medium? Whether it’s live newscasts or sponsored content like a report on the ski slopes.

I mean, just in the last two days, we’ve had a journalist who got run over by a car live on air and goes on like the superhero she is:

…and now this.

If there’s one person who deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Dunbar’s pride, WV Tori Yourgey when it comes to uncompromising professionalism in the face of difficulty, it’s my daughter Abbey Way. It’s one thing to ignore half a ton of steel leaking from your body. I can respect that as much as the next guy. Tori is a pro of the pros. But imagine the discipline it takes to stay focused on the snowfall, surface conditions, and number of open trails while that ruckus rolls right over your shoulder.

I can’t stop watching this. It’s a perfect blend of slow-motion disaster and some of the best slapstick you’ll ever see in your life. Seriously, there are actors who thought they had perfected the art of broad, physical comedy who couldn’t have approached this at their best. Chevy Chase. Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau. Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean. The French used to give awards to Jerry Lewis and they would have taken them away and given them all to Ski Boots Woman.

Going through the nearly 500 responses, it looks like this was staged. I hope not. But if it was, that doesn’t diminish it. The falling lady may be fake, but the tears of laughter are very, very real. Either way, give Abbey Way and the good people of Seven Springs all the Emmys for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.