Don’t let an accident on the first day ruin the experience, remember a few simple tips and ensure a great time in the snow.
- Wear a helmet
The amount of accidents and even deaths caused by head injuries have made many resorts set rules to make helmets mandatory when on the slopes.
- Wear Sunscreen lotion
Any seasoned pro knows that suntan lotion to the face is a must. Protect your face and neck and avoid skin burns or even cancer.
- Dress Warm
If you’re skiing or snowboarding all day, you’ll generally be keeping your body temperature quite high. Invest in a warm jacket and snow pants, one that will keep you warm.
- Know your limits
Winter sports – the clue is in the name. Most activities will use muscle groups that you probably haven’t used in a while – or at all! Cramping is a common occurrence and when you’re halfway down a vertical slope, it can be inconvenient! Ease yourself into it.
- Stay in bounds
People get lost or setting off avalanches – why take the risk, protect yourself from any injuries.
There is information on the NSAA’s website.