Flying effortlessly down a snow-covered slope, feeling the wind in your face, and soaking up the beautiful mountain scenery – there’s not much better in life. It’s a sport that you can learn at a young age and continue doing for the rest of your life, and it can take you to some of the most spectacular places you could ever think of visiting.
But skiing can also present some very real dangers, from frostbite and sunburn to blown knees and head injuries. And this is why you need to know the best ways to keep yourself and others safe.
When you are skiing, can you imagine the speeds you get up to when you are flying down the side of a mountain, especially the advanced level skiers out there.
Now, imagine going at that speed and either falling over or colliding with a fellow skier; there is definitely going to be some form of injury occurring. And regardless of how good you are at skiing, you are most definitely going to fall over at some point during your group ski holiday.
If you do happen to hit the snow, it might not even be your fault. Like we said, if another skier (or snowboarder) happens to collide with you, through no fault of your own, then you could receive an injury.
Whilst on your group ski holiday you will see prints of the skier safety code nearly everywhere you go, and this is to inform you of the dangers and risks that come with a skiing holiday. These include sudden changes in weather, colliding with other skiers or objects, and the failure of skiers to keep to routes they are capable of skiing down.
Before you even make it to the piste, there are some pieces of equipment that you should have and you should know how to use them; especially your helmet, which should be warn at all times when on the slopes.
Each morning you head to the mountain you should have your skis, boots, poles, goggles and gloves, as well as the aforementioned helmet. And it is going to be cold, so the appropriate warm clothing should be warn each day.
And once you have got all the right equipment and clothing then it is time to head to the slopes.
Some more good tips on staying safe include always skiing with a friend; this way if anything does happen to go wrong, then you will have someone there to assist you.
Sticking to your own skiing limits and following the rules will also help you to stay safe so you can thoroughly enjoy your group ski holiday.