Breaking It Down: Survivor Skills

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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