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3 Ideas For Avoiding Injury On The Slopes And Trails

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Posted By Jorge B.

At the end of a hard day of skiing fun, you can enjoy the company of your friends with fine dinner, warmth, and drink. Yet our favorite escapes are not free from hazards and dangers we must accept. It's part of the deal and we all know it.

If you are new or have limited experience with skiing it's a good idea to take some lessons at the slopes. Be honest about your skiing ability. When you take lessons this will matter. It is important so that you can get the most out of your instruction. You could end up hurting yourself by trying a move you aren't capable of doing correctly. So even though it may not seem important, you should take it seriously because of the possibility for injury to yourself or others.

Ski trails are rated typically by skill level. These ratings were created by the pros at these resorts because they know what they are talking about. Never attempt a trail that is clearly beyond your ability as you'll be inviting disaster.

If you are an avid weekend skier you have seen just how busy the slopes can get on the weekends. It is these times when you need to be extra vigilant on the trails. Sure, we've seen skiers who are quite rude toward others, and you do need to keep a special eye on their behavior, unfortunately. But the skiers' responsibility code of etiquette exists for a reason, and that reason is to keep everyone as safe as possible. So it's important to give to the right of way and remain courteous and alert at all times.

Regardless of conditions it is quite possible to have an amazing time on the mountain. So keep it clean and play it safe so you can again come and play on the slopes of your favorite ski resort.

Comments (5)

By Xavier H. on AUG 11 2017 @ 5:20PM

Something I wish I knew before was that even some green runs can be pretty steep and hard to get down. But, the places highlighted in yellow on the trail map are the easier ones.

By Timmy V. on AUG 10 2017 @ 8:15PM

If you're too tired by the end of the day, that's when a lot of injuries happen becuase you slacken your guard to save energy.

By Jeannie W. on AUG 9 2017 @ 7:09AM

Take your osteo pills and keep your bones strong :)

By Damien H. on AUG 8 2017 @ 9:11AM

Is it easier to learn skiing or snowboarding if you haven't ever done either before.

By Scotty B. on AUG 8 2017 @ 6:18AM

Just maintain control. If you're wreckless, you're not only endangering your life, but those of others too.

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