Accident-Free Skiing And Snowboarding, Anyone?
Many people have different opinions about the relationship between
skiing and snowboarding. Some hardcore enthusiasts in these sports
maintain that these two are distinct and different from each other.
Nonetheless, skiing and snowboarding share the same platforms and
manner of execution, namely snowy slopes and downward acceleration.
This results to almost the same approach in the preparation and
equipment perspectives of the two.
Whether you are a first timer or a veteran at skiing and snowboarding,
you must learn how to prepare physically and mentally before subjecting
yourself to the unforgettable adrenaline rush that these two sports
offer. And that includes protecting yourself against possible injuries
that can happen while you are speeding down the slope.
Besides training hard to improve performance level and overall skills,
you must completely comply with the safety requirements to become a
confident participant in these two sports. As over one hundred thousand
people are unnecessarily injured in skiing and skateboarding every
year, a serious effort to prepare against injury in these two sports is
In skiing and snowboarding, the key to an accident-free slide is in the
preparation. Before you even take the wild ride down a snowy mountain
cap, be sure to do all necessary preparations. The following tips could
spell the difference between an enjoyable skiing or snowboarding
vacation and a visit to the hospital.
Take skiing and snowboarding lessons. There is no such thing as a born
skier or snowboarder. You need guidance from experts who have been into
these sports for years so that you will improve your performance and
safety in skiing and snowboarding.
With regard to your skiing or snowboarding outfit, wear clothing that
is dependable against water and wind. Make sure that your apparel has
enough protective features like wide collars that can be enfolded to
cover your face against wind and zippers and strings that enable you to
adjust your outfit easily and comfortably.
Acquire the proper equipment for skiing and for snowboarding. If you
own the equipment, like skis and snowboards, have them custom-fitted to
your preferences. If you are renting them, be sure to choose the ones
that you will most likely be comfortable in. Having the right equipment
will drastically improve your performance and lessen the chances of
Also, the temperature in the snowy caps rapidly changes. Sometimes the
coldness in the slopes can be unbearable and you may find yourself
losing much needed heat which could lead to other complication like
loss of consciousness and tiredness. To prevent this wear head covering
like helmet or headbands and gloves.
The snowy slopes in which you slide down your skis and snowboards have
very low temperatures. Dress up in layers of clothing to keep the chill
out. But also make sure that the fabric you are wearing on the inside
is comfortable on your skin and absorbent of the sweat that is sure to
come out of you because of the excitement skiing or snowboarding offers.
Do not forget to wear eye protection devices like goggles and
sunglasses. Without eye protection, you are most likely to close your
eyes due to cold winds as you speed down on your ski or snowboard.
Sliding in closed eyes, you will certainly bump on anything and could
even wake up in the infirmary the next day.
Get enough sleep the night before the big day. You need to be alert and
sportive on the skiing or snowboarding slopes. A tired mind and body
can cause accidents and injuries.