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 Ski Resources | Ski Safety | Before starting to ski on the slopes
 

 

  Before starting to ski on the slopes
When you ski, the possibility that you hurt yourself are comparatively lower than in bicycling, skateboards, or jet skiing. However, don't put your safety in danger. You must always be out of danger whenever you go Skiing. It is common fact that prevention is still better than cure, and there are things you can do to avoid injuries before hitting the slopes. This section focuses on some guidelines that you can follow before starting to ski on the slopes:
  • You should make sure you are in good shape and in good condition. There is a much lower risk of getting injured and you will not get tired easily if you are physically fit before Skiing.
     
  • It's very important to heed the advice of Ski instructors and persons who has experience, or better yet, you should take several Ski lessons from a competent Ski instructor. For example, he will be able to give you some guidelines on how to fall correctly to lessen chances of injury.
     
  • Have the appropriate and correct skiing equipment. You should check if your gear is in fine condition, principally the Ski Bindings. Have them adjusted correctly at a Ski shop.
     
  • The head injuries are very serious, one of the worst injuries that you can get in Skiing, so wear a helmet to reduce the risk of head injuries caused by falls or collisions.
     
  • Wear ski clothes that it can protect of the wind and water. Avoid wearing loose garments since they may be entangled in Ski Poles and lifts. You should have skiing clothes that have wind flaps, protect zippers, cozy cuffs for the wrists and ankles, or adjustable drawstrings to make you warm and keep the wind out.
     
  • Dressing in layers permits that you tolerate with the constant temperature changes of your body. Use a turtleneck, sweater, and a jacket.
     
  • Your knees and your wrists are very sensible to skiing falls and impacts. So, protect them with Wrist Guards and Padding.
     
  • You must be prepared for the weather changes. Take gloves or mittens, and bring something to keep your head warm like a headband or hat. You can lose heat through your head by as much as 60% so take the necessary clothes.
     
  • Apply sufficient amount of sun block for sun protection or sunscreen. You should know that the sun's reflection off the Snow is strong even on cloudy days.
     
  • The glare and the sun's rays can affect your vision. Have sunglasses or goggles so you can clearly see the terrain.

Yet is true that it is always better to take preventive measures in order to reduce the risks of injuries. You must make sure to control your safety before you go Skiing. Take note of these guidelines in order to keep you on the safe side.


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