Professional Skier's Wipeout Goes Viral

In a wipeout that's going viral, professional skier Ian McIntosh fell 1,600 feet down an Alaskan mountain - and it was all caught on camera.

McIntosh was at Boston's House of Blues Thursday for the premiere of his latest movie, "Paradise Waits," showing some extreme urban skiing last winter in Boston.

He says despite all his perfect runs that are in the film, a blooper is the one getting all the attention.

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Looking at the mountain range in Alaska, most of us would think it looks steep.

"In my mind, it was a pretty easy run. It was straight forward," said McIntosh. "I got this."

Until he took a tumble.

"My feet just dropped out from under me, and next thing I know, I was in this five-foot deep runnel," he said.

He somersaulted 1,600 feet down the mountain.

"It felt like an eternity," he said.

Thankfully, McIntosh had an airbag in his back pack. He inflated it to protect him from the impact.

"At that moment, I was just so relieved that I was fine and that I was going to be able to continue skiing," he said. "I was just super stoked to be in one piece."

McIntosh says he only suffered a sore neck and knee - and a bruised ego.

"I do this for a living. I ski lines like that all the time. And so, in that respect, I let my ego get the best of me," he said.

If you see the movie, you'll see McIntosh's ego should be fully intact - he conquers many mountains, and other extreme skiers also brought their talents to Boston to conquer all the snow that fell last year.

For more about how to see "Paradise Waits," click here.

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