Skiing/Snowboarding Safety Tips

As with any sport having fun is important but not at the risk of harming yourself, that is why we have listed our top tips for staying safe on the slopes.

Ski Helmet

Protective clothing

We recommend that you wear protective clothing, especially a helmet. Accidents do happen and so it pays to make sure you have done all that you can to make sure you are as safe as possible.

Know your limits

Don't pretend you are better than you are and try things that are outside of your comfort zone. Peer pressure and competitiveness can easily lead to accidents, which spoil your trip. Don't risk coming home early just because of pride, as the saying goes: "Pride comes before a fall"...

Staying warm

A days skiing can cause your body temperature to go from one extreme to the other. Therefore in order to keep warm we recommend that you wear multiple layers, so you can add and remove layers as and when you need. That way when you are riding up the mountain on one of the lifts you remain warm with the option of taking layers off to offer a little more freedom on the long runs back down to the resort.

Slope Etiquette

It is important that you familiarize yourself with the rules before you head off. Remembering simple things like the skier in front of you has right of way can help to avoid many accidents. Before using any of the lifts, make sure you know how to load and unload safely and whilst on the lift make sure you respect others and the rules.
Stopping on the slopes is also very dangerous, so if you find yourself needing a rest make sure you move to the side of the piste so as not to endanger yourself and other skiers, also keep an eye out for learners as they will not be as confident as you are, so giving them plenty of space will keep you both safe.

If you require any further information why not try our FAQ's section for answers to many of your questions.

We would like to wish you a fantastic and safe holiday on the slopes, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you have questions regarding your Coverwise insurance.