In the wake of the horrible news about actress Natasha Richardson’s TBI, the NY Times’ Liz Robbins has written a snapshot account of brain injury prevention on the slopes:
“Helmets, once rarely seen on recreational skiers, are becoming increasingly popular. According to the National Ski Areas Association, 43 percent of all skiers and snowboarders surveyed in the United States wore helmets in the 2007-2008 season. That is up from 25 percent in 2002-2003, the association says.
Even so, the rate of accidental deaths on the slopes — there were 53 recorded last season, 44 from skiing accidents and 9 from snowboarding — has not changed much.”
Read more here: http://snipurl.com/e2jtz