This study compares skiing and snowboarding injuries in terrain parks versus slopes at two ski areas, 2000–05. A total of 3953 (26.7%) injuries occurred in terrain parks, predominantly among young male snowboarders. Terrain park injuries were more likely to be severe, involving head (RR 1.31, 95% CI 1.16 to 1.48) or back (RR 1.96, 95% CI 1.67 to 2.29).
- Snow sports
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Funding The project was supported in part by Grant # R49 CE000221, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and by Award Number K12 HD055894 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, or the National Institutes of Health.
Competing interests None.
Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the University of Washington.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.