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Skiing and Snowboarding the leading cause of winter sport hospital visits in BC

According to the BC Coroner’s Service 136 people died from winter sport activities like skiing, snow boarding, and ice hockey between 2007 and 2013.

The 2014-15 provincial numbers saw a combined 455 people hospitalized from injuries while skiing or snow boarding.

66% of those incidents in BC required a trip to the hospital for treatment of a major injury.

Twenty-five percent of snowmobile related injuries that required hospital stays in 2014-15 took place in the Northern Health Region.

The majority of those injuries were in men between the ages of 20 and 50.

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