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Breaking It Down: Survivor Skills

Breaking It Down: Survivor Skills

Fitness
posted: 09/17/2001
  • 525,000 Number of ski injuries per year
  • 2,500 Ski injuries per million skier-days
  • 1.3 Deaths per million skier-days
  • .003 Lift-related deaths per million lift miles since 1973
  • 53 Percentage decrease in lower-extremity injuries since early Seventies
  • 92 Percentage reduction in ankle sprains and fractures
  • 28 Percentage of ski injuries that affect the knee
  • 228 Percentage increase in grade III knee sprains since 1972
  • 12.7 Percentage of skiers who are under 13 years old
  • 23.7 Percentage of injured skiers who are under 13 years old
  • 2 Number of times more likely it is that a skier under 17 will suffer a head or neck injury than an adult
    ¿Maureen Shannon
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