Update: Sport: Ski rage gathers speed on slopes

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Ski rage could hit the slopes this winter with aggressive attitudes likely to lead to more accidents, it was claimed yesterday.

Congestion on the slopes and skiers being more adventurous could prove "a lethal cocktail with accidents just waiting to happen," said insurance company BUPA TravelCover.

"We are already hearing worrying reports of ski rage on and off the pistes," said the company's marketing manager Michele da Silva.

The company reckons that last winter alone, more than 70,000 holidaymakers on ski holidays abroad were either treated for some kind of injury or responsible for causing an accident themselves. Potentially hazardous pursuits such as snowboarding, heli-skiing and acrobatic snow jumping were leading to an acceleration of injuries, the company added.