SAFETY CHECKLIST - HELPFUL HINTS
• Plan your trip carefully;
• Know the signs of hypothermia;
• Get fit to go skiing;
• Let someone know before you go (Use a Trip Intentions Form);
• Take mobile phone and emergency contact numbers;
• Take care on alpine roads;
• Practice fitting wheel chains before leaving home;
• Wear appropriate wind and waterproof clothing (never wear jeans);
• Always wear a hat and gloves;
• Wear skin and eye protection;
• Take care of and check your equipment before skiing;
• Regularly check weather, snow and skiing conditions;
• If lost, stop, seek shelter and wait for help;

  • Ski within your capabilities;
• Take ski lessons;
• Take extra care with children;
• Eat appropriate food before and during ski and bush activities;
• Always ski in control;
• Drive cautiously, particularly in the snow;
• Watch for weather changes;
• Never ski alone;
• Never remove your skis when conditions are icy, particularly on steep slopes;
• Never ski or walk over frozen lakes, dams or creeks;
• Take care of the environment.

 

Alcohol & Drugs are fuel for disaster in the snow, they impair your judgement and your ability. Your reaction times are significantly reduced and increase the risk of injury. The whole alpine experience begins when you leave home and doesn’t finish until you return. Avoid alcohol consumption and the use of illegal substances, because they increase your risk of hypothermia.

Alcohol & Drugs impair judgement, slow response time and reduce your ability to respond to an emergency.