Today, I am pleased to share this nifty graphic, that truly is informative. Created by the team at Williams Ski and Patio, I am happy to be one of the sources with whom they consulted.
The finished graphic has a ton of information. Most striking to me is the data on head injuries, with skiing ranked just above golf and well behind football, baseball, softball, basketball and soccer. The worst sport for head injuries? Cycling. Who knew?
This doesn’t mean that you and your children should ditch your helmets. Helmets are still the best way to protect your head when skiing or snowboarding and have been shown to reduce head injuries by 43%.
In addition to information about injuries and how to prevent them, this infographic also outlines skier and snowboarder ability levels (helpful when determining which snowsports school class to take, or even more importantly, which run to take) and the National Ski Area’s Association Responsibility Code.
This infographic originally published at Williams Ski and Patio on November 20, 2015.
More on Ski Safety:
- Talk to Your Kids: Skiing Safety and Skiing Safely, January 12, 2015.
- Risks, Rewards and Responsibility: The Three “R’s” of Skiing Safety, December 11, 2013.
- Tips from a Pro: Ski and Snowboard Safety for Families, April 7, 2014.
- Ski Safety: What’s a Wide Berth? August 6, 2012.
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