Is "Life Dangerous" for Alpine Ski Racers?

Originally Published: November 01, 2017, Last Updated: November 01, 2017

Is "Life Dangerous" for Alpine Ski Racers?

CNN made some news with their article "Why "life is dangerous" for injury-prone Alpine skiers". Lindsey Vonn is heavily featured - naturally - but my favorite quote is from Aksel Lund Svindal, who said "It's not the speed that kills you, it's the sudden loss of it that does." 

It does seem the sport needs to do more with respect to injury prevention. For the sake of the athletes who compete, and also for the sport overall. You only need to look at the NFL to see how the public begins to question the sport is athlete safety is not a certain priority.

Here's a link to the CNN piece. It's pretty decent. 

View CNN article





Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Gear Geek

Know Before You Go: Lake Tahoe Resorts Prep for Season | COVID Rules
Know Before You Go: Lake Tahoe Resorts Prep for Season | COVID Rules

October 27, 2020

I don't know about you, but I can't wait to go snowboarding. Outdoors, socially distanced, the heck out of my house, enjoying recreational time with my wife and kids. Read more about how Ski California resorts are preparing for this season...

View full article →

Vail Resorts Winter Operating Plan Announced
Vail Resorts Winter Operating Plan Announced

August 31, 2020

Vail Resorts, which owns and operates mountain resorts all across the U.S., announced their 2020/2021 Season Operating Plan. The plan outlines COVID related safety measures they're taking to open up the mountains for this ski and snowboard season.

View full article →

Level Snowboard Gloves with Wrist Guards - are all BioMex guards the same?
Level Snowboard Gloves with Wrist Guards - are all BioMex guards the same?

November 26, 2019

LEVEL's snowboard gloves with wrist guards all feature the proven BioMex wrist protection system inside of the gloves. But not all BioMex guards are exactly the same. We explain the differences...

View full article →