Prevent Ski Injuries
Common Ski Injuries
- Fractures of the hand, collar bone, and legs.
- Also called Skier's Thumb
- This is a ligament injury
at the base of the thumb.
- It usually occurs during a fall on an outstretched
hand while still holding the pole.
tear or sprain. (ACL is also called Anterior Cruciate ligament). Usually occurs
in situations where the skier is attempting to recover when off-balance or during
a fall and attempting to sit down while out of control.
tear or sprain (MCL is also called Medial Collateral Ligament). The medial collateral
ligament is a tight band of tissue on the inner side of the knee. It helps prevent
abnormal bending. MCL tears can occur when skiers fall.
to Prevent Ski Injuries
a skiing lesson and learn the proper way to stop, turn and control yourself.
good physical shape.
your muscles before skiing.
skiing when you become tired.
- You are more likely to hurt yourself if
you try to ski while you are tired or fatigued.
on a slope that matches your skills.
- If you try to ski on a slope that
is too difficult for your skills, you are more likely to injure yourself.
equipment that matches your size and skill level.
your equipment maintained and in good condition.
equipment from respected rental shops.
not drink alcohol while skiing.
hydrated with water or fitness drinks.
responsibly and be aware of other skiers around you.