From feeling the icy cold wind on your cheeks to getting an adrenaline boost as you go faster and faster downhill, there’s nothing like celebrating winter by going skiing or snowboarding.
However, as much fun as these activities are, it’s important that you keep safe at all times as accidents can happen on the snowy slopes of your favorite ski resorts. In fact, accidents can result in anything from mild bruises and sprains to grave and fatal injuries.
For this reason, here are a number of safety tips you can follow to ensure fun and safe skiing and snowboarding:
Get Full Equipment. Before hopping into the cable cars and ascending to your favorite slope, always make sure to wear proper equipment. Skiing and snowboarding gear was created to protect you from more than the blistering cold, after all. The proper gear can offer protection against injuries and help you stay secure on your board or skis.
Speaking of your skis or board, make sure to keep them properly maintained. Part of this is keeping them well-waxed to ensure smooth and fast descents.
If you want to look your fashionable best as you shred some slopes, feel free to find whatever ski or snowboarding gear that tickles your fancy. But don’t forget that aside from making sure that these will help you move freely, make sure you don’t deck yourself out in all-white. Being camouflaged will increase the chances of having collisions with incoming skiers and snowboarders.
Pace Yourself According to Skill. Sure, being brave and expecting to fall is part of having fun in a ski resort; however, this doesn’t mean you should skip the bunny slope and head up to the highest elevation right away. Remember, there’s a fine line between courage and recklessness. For this reason, it’s always wise to stay on a slope you’re comfortable with, master it, and then move on once you’re genuinely confident in your skiing or snowboarding skills.
Keep Your Body in Sync. Before getting your gear and finding the softest snow trails, make sure that your body is up for the activity. You can do this by keeping yourself hydrated, stretching, and making sure you can balance correctly.
You can also wear iRenew bracelets to make sure you maintain the strength, energy, and balance you need to effortlessly ski or snowboard downhill.
These are just some tips you can keep in mind to assure you of fun times this winter. Got any more skiing or snowboarding safety tips? If you do, feel free to leave a comment – we’d love to hear from you!