Yes, Lydia, he disobeyed a rule by ski-ing where he did, & paid for that big-time. He thought he was indestructible, like Christopher Reeve disobeying his Horse Riding Instructor's 'don't wrap reins around your hands'.
They've both learnt the hard way!
If the former wasn't a multi-millionaire, his LS machine would've been switched-off within a day of his accident. Have heard he's in a total vegetative state, & will never recover.