Table 1

Characteristics of winter alpine sports participants

SkiSnowboardSnowbladep Value*
Values in parentheses are SD.
*p Values between groups.
Total number of participants82343469
Mean age (years)29.3 (17.2)18.3 (7.0)21.6 (12.6)<0.0001
% male47.967.771.4<0.0001
Self reported ability (%)
    Beginner22.228.643.50.0007
    Novice12.49.18.7
    Intermediate35.236.327.5
    Advanced15.710.313
    Expert14.515.77.2
Lessons (% yes)79.161.246.3<0.0001
Equipment (% owned)7075.542<0.0001
Wearing helmet (% yes)17.416.711.40.4612