According to the BC Coroner’s Service 136 people died from winter sport activities like skiing, snow boarding, and ice hockey between 2007 and 2013.
The 2014-15 provincial numbers saw a combined 455 people hospitalized from injuries while skiing or snow boarding.
66% of those incidents in BC required a trip to the hospital for treatment of a major injury.
Twenty-five percent of snowmobile related injuries that required hospital stays in 2014-15 took place in the Northern Health Region.
The majority of those injuries were in men between the ages of 20 and 50.