Skiing & Snowboarding Injuries

Use the tabs below to select common skiing and snowboarding injuries or view informaiton and advice on avoiding injuries on the ski slopes.

Skiing Injury Statistics

Although skiing has a reputation as a dangerous sport, research has shown that general skiing injury rates have reduced by 50% over the last fifteen years. Even so, it is almost as common for a skier to talk about their most recent injury as it is a road runner!

The most likely part of the body to get injured is the knee which accounts for some 45% of skiing injuries. Although general injury rates have decreased over the last fifteen years severe knee injuries such as ACL ruptures have increased 172% over the last 15 years.

Research suggests that younger, lighter and less experienced skiers are at highest risk of injury. Beginners are thought to be 33% more likely to be injured than the more experienced skier. Women are more likely to sustain knee injuries whilst men are more likely to injure their head or shoulder.