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The advice below is for all those in love with the mountains! The mountains are beautiful but you should be aware of the possible risks. Various precautions should be followed when taking a winter sports holiday; and the following information is important for everyone.
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Before setting off:
- Make sure to have a good breakfast with plenty of hydration. The fresh air, the cold and the effort of winter sports take lots of energy.
- Dress warmly: It’s cold out in the mountains (especially when it’s windy). Wear technical underwear, bearing in mind that several thin layers are better than one thick sweater).
- Ski or snowboard boots should be the right size for you and combined with good socks, but never wear several layers of socks as this might impede your circulation and you can end up with frozen toes.
- Most important is to wear a good hat and gloves, or mittens which are even warmer.
- Wear goggles or sunglasses. The sun reflects off the snow and could damage your eyes.
- A helmet is an important protection for your head from falls.
- Wear anti UV A+B suncream and lip salve, even when it’s cloudy.
- Remember to make sure your bindings have been correctly set for your weight, height and ability level.
- Remember to take out a good winter sports insurance as rescue and mountain first aid help can be expensive.
Safety rules Safety Rules of the slopes for all slope users:
- You must always be aware of other slope users in order to avoid an impact which could injure you or another slope user.
- Don’t stop on the blind side of a bump, a skier coming from higher up won’t see you and could ski into you.
- Never stop in the middle of the slope; to avoid accidents always stop only at the edge of the slope.
- Be in control of your speed and your direction at all times. It’s hard to adjust either of those to avoid an accident if you’re going too fast.
- Think about eating high energy foods, drinking lots of fluids (especially water), resting often; the altitude and the cold tire the body more quickly than you think.
Protect the mountain environment:
- Please don’t throw papers, sweets, chewing-gum, cigarette butts, rubbish etc. from the chairlilft or when skiing/boarding.
- Don’t leave anything behind you on the mountain; imagine the mountain environment after the snow has melted, you surely wouldn’t want the pretty little lambs to eat your old chewing-gum!