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Role Modeling: Kids Whose Parents Wear Helmets Skiing and Snowboarding Will Do The Same

Despite increased helmet use, the number of snow-sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) keeps rising, prompting calls by experts to implement a variety of targeted prevention strategies, with a special focus on educating parents about the protective value of helmets and the role modeling effect the parent's use has on their child's decision to wear a helmet.

Sarah Burke's Death: A Reminder To Take All Head and Neck Injuries Seriously

Vertebral artery (e.g. whiplash) injuries, such as the one that claimed the life of Canadian freestyle skier, Sarah Burke, can occur to athletes in contact sports, such as football and hockey, and sports where falling is common, such as skateboarding and skiing

Ski Tips from the Pros

Ski vacations are a great option for a fun, healthy getaway. However, participating in a sport you have little familiarity with, can be frustrating.  Some pro skiiers offer some words of wisdom for those vacationing on the slopes.

Consider Renting Ski Equipment To Beat the Airline Baggage Fees

With travelers facing increased baggage fees from the airline industry, many families will be considering the option of renting ski for their upcoming vacation. Here are some suggestions regarding ski rentals and how rentals can help families beat the airline baggage fees.

Preventing Head Injuries In Skiing

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff is recommending skiers  wear helmets to help prevent head injuries from falls and collisions.

Learning to Ski: Is Your Child Ready?

Every child grows and develops at a different pace. Your child is ready to learn to ski if you can answer "yes" to four questions.

Buying Ski Equipment

When renting or purchasing ski equipment for your child, beware of what you are getting. Here are some things for parents to consider.

Ski Schools: What Should Parents Look For?

Teaching a child to ski isn't like starting her off in softball or soccer. You can't just go out in the backyard and start tossing or kicking a ball around. It is usually in the child's best interest, and well worth the investment, to enroll her in a qualified ski school so she can get proper instruction based on her age and ability, even if you are an experienced skier.

Buying Ski Boots

Ski boots provide insulation, ankle and leg support, and transfer of energy from the skier to the skis. It is important that ski boots fit well and are warm, otherwise skiing will become much less fun, and possibly more dangerous.

Teaching Your Child to Ski

Teaching a child to ski isn't like starting her off in softball or soccer. You can't just go out in the backyard and start tossing or kicking a ball around. It is usually in the child's best interest, and well worth the investment, to enroll her in a qualified ski school so she can get proper instruction based on her age and ability, even if you are an experienced skier.

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