It’s officially winter, which means it’s time to dig out that EPIC Pass, book time off, and get up to the mountains to enjoy the season. But did you know that - in 2014 - over 290,000 patients were treated for winter sports injuries in the United States? Among these, some of the most frequent injuries were from the following sports:
For many, time spent at a winter resort doing all those activities listed above is a highlight of the winter season. With varying skill and experience levels, plus the sheer quantity of people out on the runs, there always seems to be a first-aid snowmobile towing an injured athlete to receive medical attention. Only at a winter resort will you see such disparity of talent – from the first-timer who can’t board the skilift (why are we stopping AGAIN?) to the professional in the half-pipe. But wherever you find yourself in experience level or level of STOKE, begin with the end in mind. Take a moment to consider the prevention of injuries for your activity and how to avoid risking your health and safety. Here are some helpful tips from Incrediwear on how to avoid injury, while enjoying the outdoor sports you love!
Even the professionals, who have dedicated their lives to winter sports, fall prey to injury.National Team Polish Alpine Skier - Piotr Habdas - uses his Incrediwear during workouts on and off the slope.
“Want to know what I am wearing to be a world class skier? Under my ski clothes and what I train in to be my best, is Incrediwear!”
Skiing, snowboarding, sledding, or ice skating – whatever activity you find yourself doing – we hope that you take the time to get out there and enjoy the winter season. Stay safe and injury-free through injury prevention and Incrediwear, and share these tips with your friends.
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