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A surgeon's thoughts on the snow season

Caution is the buzzword when taking to the pristine ski slopes as injuries pose a constant risk

It may be helpful to see a medical professional if you have any pre-existing injuries or medical conditions before you leave for your skiing holiday. It is also wise to start a supervised exercise programme to strengthen your legs and core, and improve your balance and endurance, six to 12 weeks before your trip.

AS A YOUNG medical student in London, my first skiing trip was to the French Alps, staying in a small village called Le Praz. Each morning, my fellow novice skiers and I would drag our skis to the bubble lift and visit the nearby resort of Courchevel 1850.

The Ecole du Ski Francais...

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