auto insurance norwell MA gordon atlantic insurance homeowners insurance norwell MA gordon atlantic life insurance norwell MA gordon atlantic boat insurance norwell ma gordon atlantic business insurance norwell ma gordon atlantic
             Auto Insurance          Home Insurance           Life Insurance           Boat Insurance      Business Insurance

    Personal Insurance Blog

    7 Skiing Safety Tips

    Posted by Gordon Atlantic Staff

    Tue, Dec 27, 2011 @ 03:40 PM

    December is almost over, the temperature is finally dropping, and Christmas is behind us which means soon everyone will be walking in a winter wonderland, and playing in it too. I’ll go through the 4 "S" sports: skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and skating eventually, but for now I’ll focus on skiing.

    Skiing

    If you have the experience and equipment, this can be a great way to spend a Saturday or a full weekend. With all the fun associated with skiing, there are a few safety considerations:

    1. HELMET HELMET HELMET:

    No matter what slope you’re going to, your proficiency, your age; helmets are a MUST HAVE.

    Good Example: Bad Example:
    Keep yourself safe by wearing helmets and covering with personal from Andrew Gordon Inc Insurance Ski safely with a helmet and personal from Andrew Gordon Inc Insurance Norwell MA

    2. Check ski conditions before hand:

    Don’t just check the weather and snow coverage; make sure you’re comfortable skiing there.

    3. Dress for the weather:

    If there’s snow on the mountain, it’s usually cold. Bundle up and cover your face, frostbite can be a pain.

    4. Equipment:

    Make sure you have equipment that fits you and is the proper size, this is more crucial for children who regularly grow and need new equipment.

    5. Buddy system:

    Go to the mountain with one pal or a few, skiing alone can be dangerous simply because there’s no one to watch your back.

    6. Don’t give people the cold shoulder:

    Be sure to let people know when/where you’re going and when you’ll be back in case, god forbid, something happens and you can’t call for help.

    7. Stop:

    As soon as you start feeling tired, give it a rest, they have heated lodges filled with food for a reason.

    Here are a few checklists for clothing, preparation and treatment, and general tips.

    Here are a few helmets to check out buying if you don't already have one.

     

    While you’re browsing the internet for nearby slopes (I recommend Gunstock personally) and ski equipment dealers, check us out at www.agordon.com. Contact us if you have any skiing safety questions (and questions in general) or if you want to learn more about insurance.

    Contact Us INSURANCE QUESTION?  

    Tags: skiing, winter, sports, safety, tips, helmet, help, ski, safely, safe, activities

    Latest Posts

    Most Popular Posts

    Have a Question?