Every year the number of accidents on the ski runs increases. In 2016 for example, 33'000 accidents were recorded (26'000 on skis and 7'000 on snowboards), for a total cost of 286 million Swiss francs. The programme Eco-Logique broadcasted by Canal 9 looked into this serious problem.
What can we do to avoid accidents as much as possible, what are the most frequent types of accident and what are their consequesnces ?
The answers from Dr Pierre-Etienne Fournier, head of department at the Clinique romande de réadaptation in Sion and Jean-Luc Alt, spokesman of the SUVA for the French speaking part of Switzerland.