In-area and backcountry snowboarding: medical and safety aspects.

Snowboarding is now a well-established winter sport and a popular mode of mountaineering. In-area and backcountry snowboarding are defined, as well as a new term, glisse, that refers to all types of skis and snowboards. New developments in equipment focus on boot and binding systems. Backcountry travel is highlighted, including ascent with snowshoes, skis… (More)