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Take the Snow Sports Safety Quiz

Downhill skiing and snowboarding are popular winter sports, but they aren't without their risks. Each year, thousands of skiers and snowboard enthusiasts are injured, some seriously, according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Beginning skiers and snowboarders are at highest risk for injury, but even those who are experienced can run into trouble. Learn more about snow sports injuries and how to prevent them by taking this quiz.

1. The leather boots once used in downhill skiing left the ankle and lower leg vulnerable to fractures. The rigid plastic boots now used protect the ankle and leg, but put what other body part at risk for injury?
2. Your upper body also is at risk for injury when you ski. Which upper body part is most likely to be injured?
3. What common problem do skiers have with their bindings?
4. When should you take ski lessons?
5. Dressing appropriately for the cold cuts the risk for hypothermia. Which other (non-injury) condition are you at risk for when skiing?
6. What time of day is most dangerous for skiers?
7. Which step(s) should you take to avoid injuries on the slopes?
8. Snowboarders use their boards like surfboards or skateboards, but their feet are attached with non-releasable bindings. Many snowboarding injuries occur when?
9. Which part of the body is most likely to be injured in a snowboarding accident?
10. When should you wear a helmet when snowboarding?
11. Which of these tips should you follow when snowboarding?
Online Medical Reviewer: Akin, Louise, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Date Last Reviewed: 9/6/2014
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