Downhill ski fatalities: the Vermont experience.

  title={Downhill ski fatalities: the Vermont experience.},
  author={Paul L. Morrow and E N McQuillen and Lynne A Eaton and Crystal Bernstein},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={28 1},
All ski-related accidental deaths in Vermont during the 1979-1980 through 1985-1986 ski seasons are reported. Sixteen deaths occurred in downhill skiers at major ski areas. During the same period 24.17 million skier-days were logged for an estimated rate of one death per 1.5 million skier-days. Of the skiers 81% were male, and 62% were between the ages of 15 and 26 years. Fourteen of 16 cases resulted from collisions with objects, most commonly trees. The predominance of head and upper body… CONTINUE READING