Table 2

The number of statements made by the 10 coaches for the 20 cases related to factors within the categories visibility, snow and piste conditions

Visibility, snow and piste conditionsStatementsCases
VisibilityFlat light188
Poor blue colouring76
Bad visibility122
SnowAggressive snow119
Icy conditions147
Inconsistent snow conditions42
Soft/accumulated snow52
PisteSmall bumps2211
Challenging piste/jump for the racers139
Not well prepared jumps/spill zones174
Flat landing11
Course too smooth11
  • There was no limitation on the number of different factors each coach could identify. The table also shows the number of injury cases where these specific factors were assumed to contribute to the injury situation.