December 23, 2021 It’s one of the most enthralling sports around, but make no mistake about it, skiing is not without its dangers. It doesn’t matter who you are, most trips will involve you falling over at some point. However, in a bid to make sure that this is the peak of your worries, and nothing more serious, today’s post has been penned to walk you through some key safety tips that simply aren’t reiterated enough within the sport. Tip #1 – Don’t overdo it Skiing is an absolute blast – make no mistake about it. The problem is that most of us don’t realise when enough is enough. Most of us don’t realise that we’ve been skiing for most of the day, and our body needs a break. Quite often, adrenaline kicks in and masks the exhaustion that our body is under. Over time, the likelihood of mistakes occurring increases and suffice to say, this is exactly what you don’t want on your skiing trip. Tip #2 – Don’t bite off more than you can chew Don’t be one of those people who heads home telling everyone you’ve conquered a black slope. Put simply, this is asking for trouble. Unless you’re a seasoned skier, stick the slopes that suit your ability. On the most part, this will be blue and green slopes, and the occasional red if you’ve been skiing for a decent period of time. There’s nothing worse than getting to the top of a red or black and realising that you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. It will only end in one way. Tip #3 – Check the forecasts Before you head off to the slopes, make sure you check the forecasts. For the purposes of today we will home in on the Chamonix snow forecast. Let’s not forget that this is one of the most popular, yet toughest, slopes around. If the weather is anything other than perfect, you’re in for a tough ride. If there’s no snow on the horizon, yet the temperatures are still cold, ice can quickly form. The result? You’ll struggle to control yourselves on the slopes, and the risks will increase. Tip #4 – Give yourself plenty of time to navigate the resort Finally, let’s talk about the resort itself. While most people believe that the slopes themselves hold the most danger, and indeed on the most part they are correct, you should also be aware of the dangers that lie elsewhere on the resort. Let’s not forget this is ice-central. You’re housed on the side of a mountain, which gathers ice at a phenomenal rate. The slip hazards are multiplying by the evening and you must exercise plenty of caution as you navigate around. Give yourself plenty of time to get from A-Z, preferably using resort transport wherever possible. A walk that should seemingly take two minutes, can increase tenfold, simply as you try and navigate around the frozen patches that will be dotted everywhere.