Kiwi skier Alice Robinson has walked away uninjured, after losing one of skis mid-race at the FIS World Cup women's super giant slalom race on Monday (NZ time).
Robinson, who usually competes in the giant slalom, made her 'Super-G' debut in the latest World Cup meet Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
The 18-year-old got off a great start, but 27s into her run, her right ski came off around a tight turn that sent her tumbling down the hill.
Robinson was travelling at more than 106 km/h when the accident occurred.
On Instagram, the Wanaka teen said she wasn't injured in the accident.
"Unfortunately my first World Cup SG ended here," she said, posting a photo of the crash. "Always a shame when your ski pops off, but that’s how it goes sometimes. Was super pumped to ski this hill… I will be back."
Robinson was one of 17 competitors who didn't finish the race, won by Switzerland's Corinne Suter in 1m 19.46s.
Despite racing under clear blue skies, the Bavarian Alps course was especially testing, after icing up overnight, which led to many crashes.
Super-G racing combines the speed of downhill skiing with more turns than giant slalom. Racers also have just one run to impress.
Robinson will return to action next week in her usual giant slalom discipline, with her next World Cup race scheduled for Maribor, Slovenia, on February 15. She is currently fifth in the overall standings.