Winter sports lead to broken bones

Winter sports holidays and artificial ski slopes result in some 3,400 people being hospitalised every year, says the consumer safety association.

Of the hospitalised snowboarders, twice as many are male than female, 33% of them are under 25 and 50% have broken something. Injured skiers divide equally between male and female with 66% older than 25. In this group 33% suffered broken bones.

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