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Concussion education spreading among skiers, snowboarders

Concussion awareness appears to be hitting the slopes, as more skiers and snowboarders wear helmets, and ski areas try various approaches to boost safety and limit head injuries.

Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford, Blue Hills Ski Area in Canton, Ski Ward in Shrewsbury, and Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in Princeton all recommend helmet use, which is fast becoming the norm on trails and in terrain parks.

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