32 days ago

Big drop in skiing and snowboarding injuries attributed to prevention work

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Wanaka News

ACC has spent $23.5 million on skiing and snowboarding injuries in 2019, but the number of claims is down 17 per cent on the year before.

Operators say well managed risk areas and ongoing injury-prevention education are behind the decline.

Cardrona manager Bridget Legnavsky said the rate of injuries in 2019 was consistent with previous years. About 315,000 people visited the ski area, down slightly from the 325,000 who went in 2018, which had been a "phenomenal" season.

A new department had been set up to focus on slope safety this year, she said.

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