We’ve all known someone who’s really hurt themselves on a skiing holiday. Skiing holidays are so fun partly because they have an element of danger. Not everyone injures themselves when they’re skiing, but it does happen. Fractures, breakages, sprains and all sorts of impact injuries can occur when you’re en piste.
All of these injuries can be avoided provided you take the right precautions. Here are some ideas:
Fools Rush In
There’s no need to start skiing as soon as you get to the resort. Take some time to acclimatise, get to know the resort and go and look at the slopes. If you’re new to skiing ease yourself in gently, and only take on runs you’re comfortable with.
Know your Skill Level
There will most likely be runs for different skill levels. Perhaps you feel confident to handle a more difficult run that last time. Maybe you’re just starting out and want to test your mettle on an easier run, there’s nothing wrong with that. You can try something more challenging later on in the holiday. To prepare yourself, you might book some time on a dry slope prior to your holiday.
Equipment is Key
Skiing is one of those things that relies on quality, safe equipment. Ski holidays often include equipment hire, and so you can be sure of the safety of equipment, and it’s suitability for the ski slopes. When buying your own equipment makes sure it’s decent, safe and suited to your skill-level.