you are going to ski on-piste or off-piste and you believe you are
the best skier in the world, well think again, because the best
skier’s in the world uses his head and takes some or all safety
equipment on there skiing holiday. 1 in 4 skiers do not take any form of ski safety equipment,
however it is the safety equipment that saves lives.
Listed below are some of the basic equipment that could save your
life, and in today’s fashion conscious world you can even get
the equipment to match.
who skis should at least have a transceiver upon themselves, these
are the biggest life savers around, with a self activating radio
signal and a standard frequency you can be reached within minutes
and not hours. There are many models on the market, but you need
to know what you are buying so please take professional advice on
how to use them and which to purchase.
am not going to work, I am on holiday! Ever tried digging snow
with your hands, well try it and then go and buy a shovel, with
the latest in products plastic or metal, shovels can save your
life and more importantly the life of your companion, with a
transceiver locating your companion and digging them out of
compacted snow following an avalanche this is the ultimate tool.
next? You have a transceiver and a shovel, so you should have
everything under control, but the reality of it is that you could
be digging a few centimeters away from your buried companion and
you would not even know.
The probe is a 12 or 15 meter retractable rod that is vital in
locating people under the snow.
make sure you have a medical kit, cuts and sprains could assist
you in getting down from the slopes or others in distress.
and Snowboarding Helmets
people suffer serious accidents both off-piste, and more commonly
on piste. Head injuries from collisions are the main cause of
fatalities in winter sports environments. Wearing a helmet is no
longer just the domain of alpine sportsmen
and women, its an
extremely sensible precaution for your alpine holiday.