Mountain Safety

When you go on a ski trip, you have to worry about more than just yourself. Everyone is there to have a good time. It is important to remember rules and guidelines so you can help keep people safe. If it’s a rule about staying out of certain areas, breaking them may be appropriate.

Snowboarding takes some skill to be able to have full control. This is especially the case at high speeds. If you aren’t able to have total control just yet, maybe hold off on going super fast. Not even for your own sake. There could be some little kid just chilling and you just smack into her. No jokes, little kids will pop out of nowhere on the mountain. You’ll find yourself asking, “Where’s the parents?” too many times.

Another guideline to keep others safe is to take caution when coming to drop offs or places that you can’t see. This is where other riders could be resting or down because they fell.

A general rule of thumb, always be cautious and no where you’re riding. If it’s late and your alone you can definitely get more crazy with it at your own risk. If it’s busy, maybe just focus on not crashing into anyone cause it pretty much sucks.

If there is tape that suggests you stay out of a certain area. Ask yourself how good you are. Sometimes untouched snow is the most satisfying to ride on. I do it all of the time and it is peaceful to create your own path through the trees. Don’t do this without being able to control your board. You’ll probably hit a tree.

1 Comment so far

  1. Brooke Bescup on April 25th, 2021

    I like that you note some key things to staying safe on the slopes. I know that from working at a daycare, children always pop up and run into you at the worst times so I can see where that could be a problem. One thing I don’t agree with though is going into areas that are taped off. I worry that someone could seriously injure themselves from doing this, so I don’t know if I would advise people to do it.

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