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. Beginning skiers and snowboarders are at the 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 at risk for fractures. The rigid plastic boots that are now used protect the ankle and leg. But what other body part do these boots put at risk for injury?
2. What common problem do skiers have with their bindings?
3. When should you take ski lessons?
4. Dressing appropriately for the cold cuts the risk for hypothermia. Which other (noninjury) condition are you at risk for when skiing?
5. What time of day is most dangerous for skiers?
6. Which step(s) should you take to prevent injuries on the slopes?
7. Snowboarders use their boards like surfboards or skateboards, but their feet are attached with nonreleasable bindings. Many snowboarding injuries occur when?
8. When should you wear a helmet when snowboarding?
9. Which of these tips should you follow when snowboarding?
Online Medical Reviewer: Joseph, Thomas N, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Watson, L Renee, MSN, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Wojcik, Stacey, MBA, BSN
Date Last Reviewed: 4/1/2023
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