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20 January 2012 08:54
Skiiers have been urged to wear helmets on the slopes
An association of doctors has become the latest group to call for it to be illegal to ski without a helmet.
The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) spoke to the government in Canada on Tuesday, calling for new laws to be passed which would force skiers and snowboarders to wear helmets.
CPS chairwoman Dr Natalie Yanchar said: "People think that because they are experienced on the slopes they won't get injured, but they can't control external factors like terrain or less experienced skiers.
"Through mandatory helmet legislation, governments can send a strong message that helmets are important."
Skiing and snowboarding are two of the fastest growing holiday activities among UK tourists, and cheap flights to Canada are making it an increasingly popular destination.
However, skiing and snowboarding injuries are extremely common among people of all abilities, and anyone going on a skiing holiday is strongly advised to arrange sports
travel insurance before travelling.
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