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Must-Know Ski Injury Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"Alpine skiing has an injury rate of 2 injuries per 1,000 skier days."

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"Skiing injuries have decreased by 50% since the 1970s."

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"Snowboarders have significantly higher risk of head injury with 42.3% versus 17.9% for skiers."

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"Children suffer more skiing injuries than adults, accounting for 46% of ski trauma hospitalizations."

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"Helmets reduce the risk of head injury in skiers and snowboarders by 35%."

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"Snowboarding injuries are responsible for around 60% of all injuries in snow sports."

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"Women experience significantly more MCL (medial collateral ligament) injuries compared to men in skiing."

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"Ski helmet use increased from 22% in 2002 to 76% in 2015."

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"76% of support staff at ski resorts report an injury while skiing or snowboarding."

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"The risk of collision injury on ski slopes increased from 0.27 to 0.64 per 1,000 skier-days between 2003 and 2012."

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"There is a 10% increase in upper extremity snow sports injuries from wrist protectors."

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"Adolescents aged 10-14 years experience the highest rate of skiing-related emergency department visits among children."

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"54% of injuries in skier-cross racing are caused by jumps."

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"Snowsport athletes with a previous ACL injury are 10 times more likely to get another ACL injury."

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"In ski racing, the injury rate increased by 1.9 times for each additional 10 km/h in speed."

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"For ski beginners, there is a 28% higher knee injury risk when skiing less than 10 days per year."

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