Findings from one article indicated that the percentage of head injuries among skiers increased from 12% to 15% between 1993 and 1997. Over the same period, the number of snowboarders suffering head injuries increased five-fold.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) was the leading cause of death among skiers and the risk of ski fatality was 0.5-1.96 per million skier visits.
TBI accounted for 50-88% of fatalities at ski resorts, according to the research and snowboarders were 66% more likely to sustain injuries than skiers.
Injury Prevention (2007) 13: 368-375