The more I talk to other course skiers, the more I hear about all the injuries they have endured skiing. I've heard multiple times how this is a sport that can be done into later years. Then I hear about all the backs, shoulders, ankles, knees, legs, etc that are seriously injured. I'm wondering if the risk is actually higher than we like to talk about. It makes sense, strapping a beam to our feet, holding on to a rope that pulls us fast and with power, and accelerating/decelerating over and over while changing direction. I'm wondering what the reality is. Is the risk of significant injuries actually real high?