Evaluation of skiing and snowboarding injuries sustained in terrain parks versus traditional slopes

M. Alison Brooks, Michael D. Evans, Frederick P. Rivara

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Abstract

This study compares skiing and snowboarding injuries in terrain parks versus slopes at two ski areas, 2000-05. A total of 3953 (26.7%) injuries occurred in terrain parks, predominantly among young male snowboarders. Terrain park injuries were more likely to be severe, involving head (RR 1.31, 95% CI 1.16 to 1.48) or back (RR 1.96, 95% CI 1.67 to 2.29).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalInjury Prevention
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

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