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Coming Sunday: Injury rate up at Taos after snowboard ban was lifted

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Taos Ski Valley’s decision to lift its ban on snowboarding in 2008 attracted more young people to the slopes — and along with them a higher rate of injuries, a new study reports.

University of New Mexico researchers found a 13 percent increase in the overall rate of injuries after the resort lifted the ban on snowboarding on March 19, 2008.

There also was a change in the type of injuries: more closed-head injuries, wrist breaks and sprains, shoulder separations and broken collarbones.

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