Published: 22 Feb 2012 15:15 GMT+01:00 | Print version
Updated: 22 Feb 2012 15:16 GMT+01:00
Danish skiers are 100 times more likely than their Norwegian counterparts to come a cropper on the piste, according to figures from insurer Tryg.
“If you see somebody getting transported down a ski slope with a broken leg or ligament damage, it’s most likely a Dane,” said Anne Marie Lai Kjar, head of Tryg’s emergency centre.
Reports of ungainly Danes continue to flood in relentlessly from ski resorts around the world.
“Going on a ski trip is a physical activity that Danes grasp very badly. At least, Danes get a lot more serious injuries than their Nordic neighbours. Norwegians are probably naturally better and are more accustomed to going skiing,” said Lai Kjar.
Last year, Tryg’s emergency centre registered 1,342 injuries involving Danes on the alpine slopes of Austria, France, Switzerland and Italy.
Just 81 Swedes and 30 Norwegian careered headlong into the kind of injury trouble that blighted the holidays of their Danish peers.
Danes were found to be 100 times more injury prone than Norwegians when figures for the number of holidaymakers from each country were taken into account.