Winter Sports: 7 Tips to Ski in Complete SafetyPosted By: Bill Russell | February 15, 2021
Skiing is one of the most popular winter sports. However, what is interesting is that a limited number of bookmakers accept bets on it. 22Bet bettors do not risk betting big money on this sport due to the fact that this sport of skiing often ends sadly because of injuries. This article will tell you how to protect yourself if you want to take up skiing.
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Tip #1: Check Your Insurance
Since accidents happen quickly, it is better to be well covered. If you injure another skier or injure yourself when you are not properly insured, you may have to pay for rescue and liability costs. “Check your homeowner’s insurance policy to see if it covers accidents for which you are at fault or take out special insurance,” advises the professionals. Similarly, check whether your contract covers first aid costs for yourself, which can amount to several thousand dollars.
Tip #2: Prepare for the Effort
“One month before leaving, prepare your body for the effort of skiing”, recommends the professionals. In particular, you can work on your leg muscles, your balance, and your flexibility, especially if you do not practice a sport regularly.
Tip #3: Have Your Skis Adjusted
“Badly adjusted bindings are the cause of half of all skiing accidents,” recalls the professionals. Too tight or too loose, they can cause accidents, especially knee sprains. “Professionals (salesmen, rental companies, instructors, etc.) can determine the appropriate setting,” which depends on your height, weight, and level of practice.
Tip #4: Wear a Helmet
Whatever your age, remember to put on a helmet before you head out on the trails. Make sure your helmet is CE marked and fasten it properly. Falls and collisions can lead to head injuries. “Beware of simple scalp protectors that are not suitable for track sports,” warns the professionals.
Tip #5: Don’t Leave on an Empty Stomach
“Eat a full breakfast in the morning and don’t skip lunch,” recommend the professionals. With the cold and effort, your reserves are depleted more quickly. Remember to drink water regularly, as the dry mountain air has dehydrating effects. On the other hand, alcoholic beverages are to be avoided.
Tip #6: Protect Yourself From the Sun and the Cold
Choose clothing that is adapted to the conditions, that insulates from wind and humidity. Protect “your lips and your face”, reminds the professionals. These are often the most exposed parts of the body because they are the least covered. Don’t hesitate to use sun creams, lipsticks and glasses adapted to the sun’s reverberation on snow.
Tip #7: Learn About the Weather
Check your station’s weather conditions every day. You can find this information on the Internet, for example on the website of Foreca and in particular in its “Snow and Avalanche Bulletin” section for avalanche risks.