Continually improving equipment technology as well as snow making and slope and trail grooming have lead to a steady increase in the speed of skiers and snowboarders over recent years.

A 2005 ASTM study documented skiers traveling at an average speed of approximately 27.6 miles per hour and snowboarders at 24.1 miles per hour.

Helmet use has steadily increased to approximately 78% in 2014 / 2015 season.