Ski safe this winter. Knowing is shredding!

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It’s estimated that over 50 million skiers find their way to resorts each year to enjoy  shredding the slopes. Ranging from Alpine, Snowboarding, Cross country, Freestyle, Telemark, and more, there are so many ways to enjoy the packed powder. But, skiing safe is always the key to having the most enjoyable time when hitting the slopes.  There are many ways to be safe when hitting the Alpine, here are some safety tips and tricks to make your skiing experience the safest and most enjoyable time possible.  Because knowing is shredding.

 

 

Before Hitting the Slopes

  • Dress Appropriate
  • Make sure to have proper equipment
  • Take a couple of lessons
  • Check the weather reports
  • Always wear eye protection
  • Exercise
  • Know your terrain

 

While on the hill

Hone your craft

If it is your first time out, lessons are key. Haven’t been out for a while? A short refresher course would be helpful. 

Stretch

Stretching and a warm up routine will help reduce the risk and severity of an injury.

Don’t ski alone

Having a group or individual with you is not only a great time but safe. If anything goes wrong there are people to assist.

Stick to the track

Keeping on the slope and using the resort information will mean that if something goes wrong, help will quickly be available.

Don’t over do it
If you’re tired, stop skiing, Injuries happen more often when you are fatigued. Multi-passenger gondolas and high-speed lifts let you have lots more time on the slope, so pace yourself.

 

Dangers when Skiing

  • Frostbite/Hypothermia
  • Skier’s Thumb
  • Head Injuries
  • ACL Injuries
  • Acute Mountain Sickness
  • Skiing off an embankment
  • Avalanches
  • Snow Immersion Suffocation
  • Broken Bones

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