We love welcoming skiers and snowboarders to the slopes in Utah, the home of ‘the greatest snow on earth’ and the 2002 Winter Olympics. Here at UtahState.com we encourage our clients to incorporate safe practices while on the slopes, including wearing a helmet. However, a new study coming from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center shows that skiers and snowboarders might be willing to take higher risks after donning their helmets.
Published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, the researchers looked at a group of 721 patients treated for ski injuries in at DHMC from 2010-2018. The study was led by surgeons Eleah Porter, MD, and Andrew Crockett, MD.
Overall, sixty-five percent of the patients where wearing helmets. While these patients were less likely to have skull fractures, lacerations or cervical spine injuries, they were more prone to intracranial hemorrhage – or ‘head bleed’ – as well as other severe injuries. The cause of these severe injuries were most commonly the result of hitting a stationary object.
While not conclusive, the authors of the study speculated that the injuries could have behavioral roots. Such as skiers taking more risks while wearing helmets, under the belief that they are protected from serious injury. The authors also cautioned the public and Ski Patrol members against assuming those wearing helmets don’t need to be evaluated or referred to a trauma center.
Be safe out there on the slopes! In the case of injury, be sure to seek proper medical attention.
Get fitted with proper ski gear for the slopes. You can get a 25% discount on your ski rentals (including helmets) when you use the UtahState.com coupon – click here
Baby it’s cold outside! Leading up to thanksgiving weekend we are experiencing some great snow in the valley and in our world class ski resorts!
Did you know that Utah has wonderful natural sights all around? This picture was taken by one of our agents who went out to Mirror Lake near provo recently – just 1 hr away from Park City. This little lake off of the main lake is popular for ice fishing!
One word: weather forecast. Wait, that’s two. We’re so excited we just can’t take our minds off of skiing!
We think Snowbird’s weather forecast for tomorrow (and tonight) is something to get excited about. Will you be heading up the canyon to take advantage of this new snow? Who knows, maybe you’ll be able to try out some of the tricks you saw at the Winter Games.
Over the past few months while you were out enjoying the summer sun, Snowbird was hard at work on their most anticipated project for the coming year. This winter, a new hi-speed Gad 2 will be in operation. Gad 2, arguably one of the best lifts serving up access to hidden powder stashes on the mountain, is also the only new chairlift in the state this season.
Upgrading from the dated double chair to a high speed, detachable quad, fresh turns are now accessible in half the time of the old lift. This translates to faster laps and more of Utah’s famously deep powder. After such success with the replacement of the Little Cloud chair last season, Gad 2 is poised for a big debut this winter. Compete Snowbird ski packages are as affordable as the Ski Bum special from UtahState.com!
Do you have a favorite chairlift in Utah? The world? Let us know by leaving a comment below!
Yes, you read that right. Airfare, shuttles, lodging, lift tickets, most meals, and all tax – just $586 per person! The package includes:
~~LAX to Salt Lake City non stop air on Southwest Airlines (skis and bags fly free!)
~~4 nights at the Crystal Inn MidValley (includes breakfast & dinner)
~~ 3 day multi resort ski passes (Alta, Brighton, Snowbird)
~~Airport & ski resort shuttle
~~FREE $100 gift card (for a future vacation)
~~Utah planner/coupon book
~~Ski FREE Park City on day of arrival (restrictions apply)
Interested in purchasing this vacation? Want this vacation, but with some customized details? Visit UtahState.com and send us a Utah Ski quote request (found on left hand of the home page)! Or, call us at 800-754-4136! We look forward to working with you.
Today’s post is a question: Will you be visiting Utah to ski this year? Tell us in the comments! And, if you want to talk to one of our Ski Utah experts, call 800-754-4136, or visit UtahState.com! We would love to tell you all about it!