Safety: how to behave on the slopes

safety on the slope
MAR 27

Some time ago we saw what both kids and adults need in order to be safe while enjoying a day a vacation during the winter season. Today, we will go through how you should behave on the slopes. Eight rules, that we at LessonBOOM, consider fundamental. First, every skier should behave in a way that will keep the other skiers safe and won’t cause any damage.

The eight rules

1) Skiers must have control of their speed. In fact, both skiers and snowboarders should keep an appropriate speed and behavior, according to their abilities and the weather conditions.

2) It is very important to know how to choose the direction: the uphill skier has to avoid an impact with the downhill skier.

3) It is fundamental to pay attention to the path of the skiers, depending on their type of skis: snowboard, telemark, carving skis, which can change speed and therefore can quickly change their direction.

4) Overtaking should occur down or uphill, from the right or the left, but with the correct distance in order to avoid impact with the skier that is being overtaken. Skiers should stop only at the side of the slope and, just in case of emergency, in areas where the visibility is bad. Just like when driving, priority should be given to those who arrive from the right.

5) When a skier is entering a slope, he must first check that by doing it he will not cause any danger to him and the other skiers. Skiers should behave like this also after a stop

6) Those who want to climb a slope must keep at the side of it and should avoid doing it when the visibility is bad. If someone decides to go down the slope by feet should have the same behavior.

7) Stops should be avoided in areas where the visibility is bad and where there is an obligated passage. In case of fall, skiers must free the track as quickly as possible.

8) Helping someone injured and calling for help are obligations laid down by law: negligence can be prosecuted by law. If a skier falls, he should reach the side of the track as quickly as possible.

If respected, these easy but fundamental rules, can guarantee safety to the skiers and the people around them.

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