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Ski/Snowboard Injury Prevention Page 4

Causes of Skiing/Snowboarding Injuries

  • Aggressive Skiing or Boarding

Taking on terrain beyond your ability or skiing too fast

Attempting aerial tricks without appropriate skills

  • Equipment Problems

Bindings that are set too tightly and fail to release

Old or damaged bindings on skis

  • Difficult Weather Conditions

Icy Slopes

Poor Visibility

Man made Snow

  • Poor Skier/Snowboarder Conditioning

Not well conditioned enough to maintain balance

Too much aerobic activity or cold exposure for people with heart conditions

Ski/Snowboard Injury Prevention Page 5