FALLS are a major cause of injury for older people. Each year one third of people aged 65 years and over have one or more falls. Falls can cause hip and wrist fractures, dislocations, bruise and head injuries. Even falls that don't result in a physical injury can often lead to a fear of falling or loss of self-confidence.
THREDBO'S newest snowboard event kicked off under perfect conditions last weekend, with a day filled with berms, turns and occasional carnage. Competitors, including the new face of Thredbo, Torah Bright, enjoyed prime conditions as they battled the clock through tight, linked turns on Thredbo's Central Spur run in a quest to take home the first ever Transfer Banked Slalom title.