Winter is the perfect time to get the snow boots out and head to mountains and slopes for a bit of winter sports. Two of the most popular winter sports are skiing and snowboarding.
Like all sports they both carry risks of sustaining a travel injury whilst on holiday, but, which is the most dangerous, skiing or snowboarding?
Potential travel accidents whilst skiing
Skiing is a popular sport and, thanks to dry slopes and overseas travel, you don’t have to wait until winter to practise this. One of the most common travel injuries whilst skiing is broken bones, especially arms and legs. This is because when you fall whilst skiing your feet are still attached to the skis which means you can end up falling in the most awkward ways.
As well as this, another potential travel injury can be caused by landing awkwardly but not necessarily whilst falling. For the more experienced skier, hitting the slopes and trying out some jumps is a popular part of this sport. However, if you land awkwardly it can cause a nasty travel injury.
Potential travel accidents whilst snowboarding
Unlike skiing when you are snowboarding your feet are in a fixed position on the board which means that if you start falling it is difficult to stop yourself. Having your feet fixed to the board can mean that travel injuries often occur in the legs and by falling awkwardly. However, whilst on a snowboard you don’t reach the kind of speeds skiers do so the travel accidents aren’t always as severe.
What is more dangerous?
According to many different surveys more travel injuries are sustained whilst skiing than snowboarding. Therefore skiing is thought of as more dangerous than snowboarding. However, they both carry their own risk of travel accidents from falls, collisions and other causes.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have had a travel accident within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as travel accident compensation claims. With years of experience our team of lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible.
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Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice