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Safety Tips for your Skiing Holiday

  • Get prepared before you go with exercise to strengthen muscles and prevent injury.

  • Wear a helmet! Most people do nowadays and mandatory for Children in many countries and also for some Insurers. Helmets can reduce a risk of head injury by 35-50%

  • Put emergency numbers and your Holiday Rep's number in your mobile phone.

  • Wear something distinctive so you can identify those in your ski group.

  • Agree a 'meeting point' with others in your party in case you get split up.

  • Layer your clothing and make sure you are adequately dressed.

  • If you wear sunglasses also carry goggles for poor weather.

  • Fasten your boots securely and make sure that your ski bindings are adjusted properly for your weight.

  • Look up the slope before setting off.

  • The person in front has priority, make sure that you leave enough space.

  • Leave plenty of space when overtaking a slower Skier or Snowboarder.

  • If you stop, stop at the edge of the piste and beware of others near you before a sudden stop.

  • Obey all signs and markings.

  • Take a break if you are getting tired.

  • Don't do 'one last run' if you are getting tired or the weather is turning.

  • Carry a Piste Map and make sure you plan your way back allowing enough time before the lifts close.

  • Don't Ski beyond your ability - Know your limits.

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