As snow are falling in many states, Portland OR received its fair share of 12 inches over last several days. This year snow offers plenty of skiing opportunities on Mt. Hood for Portlanders. Skiers and snowboarders should be aware of the risks associated with the sport. Snow sport injuries are mostly caused by falls and collisions while being on the slopes or dangerous terrain. Factors that may contribute to accidents includes off-trail skiing, skiing above ability level, equipment-related, and failure to making adjustment to altitude.
Some of the most common skiing & snowboarding injuries include:
Snow sport injuries may be prevented by:
The information provided herein should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.