Effectiveness of helmets in reducing head injuries among skiers and snowboarders

For many residents in northern regions and high country, winter means more than suffering through tough weather conditions and hours spent shoveling snow — it means a chance to hit the slopes. Some 10 million Americans do so in an average year. However, according to a 2010 article in …

Winter skiing holidays: how to get ski fit and avoid an injury

From Vail in the US to Val d’Isere in France, winter sports holidays are all the rage. And with more older people now hitting the slopes, there has been an inevitable rise in snow sport-related injuries. The knee joint is especially vulnerable – accounting for 30% of all skiing …

The dystopian experience of skiing in New Jersey’s new American Dream mall

In 50 years of skiing, my first downhill run of 2020 was like nothing I had ever experienced. The 28-degree temperature and machine-made snow were familiar enough, but I ended up skiing through a windowless rectangular box, beneath girders and electric lights, and toward a …

Plans for Indoor Ski Center in North Texas Raise Questions

Within four years, North Texas could become home to the world’s most advanced indoor snow center. Inevitably, the megaproject, which would include seven ski slopes, has raised questions over its impact on the environment and the economy. Within four years, North Texas could become home …