Safety tips for an accident-free skiing and tobogganing pleasure
Pay attention to the right equipment
Before each season, you should have skis and bindings checked by a specialist.
Helmet on! He who has brains protects himself. Many accidents that affect the head occur not only when skiing, but especially when sledding. What is good for children can not be bad for adults. Adult skiers and snowboarders are as at risk as children. Be a role model and wear a helmet on the slopes as well.
On the slope
Get yourself up to operating temperature, because in a warmed-up body, muscles react faster; this can prevent many injuries to ligaments and joints. Do playful exercises with your children, such as jumping jacks or a snowball fight. This is fun for everyone and heats up the body. As the warm-up effect is quickly lost after prolonged sitting or standing, you should only do these warm-up exercises after completing the uphill lift ride. Take regular breaks. Accident statistics indicate a strong correlation between signs of fatigue (such as lack of concentration) and increased accident frequency.
You can also avoid accidents if you follow a few slope rules:
- Look up behind yourself before driving off
- Do not confuse the slopes with a race track
- Do not leave secured slopes
- Do not stop in poorly visible areas
- Give priority to slower skiers
- Get on or off your skis or take a break basically only on the outskirts of any ski slope
Do not drink alcohol (it reduces the ability to react and leads to gross overestimation of one's own capabilities).