INJURIES CAN BE CAUSED BY
Simple or major falls
Awkward landings on piste or in park
Collisions with other skiers or boarders
Hitting a tree, rock, pylon or guard rail
Falling from or being hit by a ski lift
These are the most devastating injuries associated with snowsports. The most common cause is a misjudged jump and a landing on even ground with protruding rocks or snow boulders. All skiers and riders who spend time in terrain parks or do freeride jumps are strongly advised to wear dedicated back protectors. These may prevent or minimise damage in the event of a fall.