Ski Safety - Alpine Skiing Grand Prairie TX

Whizzing down hills at a hundred miles an hour forges lifetime winter memories - great ones. But heading down those same slopes without properly preparing can separate you from your dignity faster than an evening at a karaoke bar.

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Ski Safety - Alpine Skiing

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Alpine Skiing Safety

Staying safe on the slopes

Whizzing down hills at a hundred miles an hour forges lifetime winter memories - great ones. But heading down those same slopes without properly preparing can separate you from your dignity faster than an evening at a karaoke bar.

Whatever your downhill ski level, prepare ahead of time with some simple exercises or your body may retaliate and leave you stranded in injuryville.

Other skiing safety concerns include:

  • Wear a helmet - A head injury can end your life or change it completely. Helmets may not be cool, but they can prevent serious damage. And while buying a helmet for kids is great, they learn best by example - so don't forget to pick one up for yourself as well.
  • Know your limits - If this is your first pass on the slopes, know which trails are within your skill level and which ones will lead to heartache.
  • Take a lesson - Skiing requires skill. A surefire way of gaining all the knowledge and skill you need to ski like a pro is to learn from one .
  • Dress accordingly - Baby, it's cold outside, but dressing in layers can help your body stay warm without overheating. Check the weather report before leaving home to decide on your gear .
  • Never ski alone - Skiing with a friend guarantees you'll have someone watching your back in case things go south. If you don't have a buddy, carry a cell phone or two-way transmitter and tell someone if you're heading off-trail.
  • Ski defensively - You ar...

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