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Safety Tips for Winter Sports

Safety Tips for Winter Sports

Whether you will be traveling to Big Bear Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, or Mountain High for some winter fun, it is imperative that you enjoy the slopes with a safety first mentality. We want you to enjoy your sledding, skiing, tubing, and snowboarding without any bumps along the way, which is why we have gathered these essential safety tips for winter sports:

  • Before heading out the door, make sure to be fully equipped in the proper safety gear. Although helmets are not legally required for many snow sports, it is highly recommended, as this is the only way to protect yourself from head injuries.
  • Likewise, it is important that you dress in all the winter essentials. This means layering up and wearing gloves, scarves, jackets, and a warm hat.
  • Despite common neglect, your skin is just as susceptible, if not more so, to the sun’s rays during the winter. When the sun reflects off of the snow onto your precious skin, the damage can be severe. It is important that you lather up with a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher on any part of your skin that is exposed, including your lips. Additionally, be sure to wear UV eye protection.
  • While you may not be as thirsty when the temperatures are low, it is imperative that you continue to remain hydrated. This means drinking plenty of water both before and after enjoying winter sports.
  • Since the only way for many Californians to enjoy a white winter is by heading up to one of the local mountain ranges, you can expect for many of your favorite snowboarding hot spots to be crowded and congested with snow lovers of all experience levels. Therefore, it is important that you are extra cautious and remain aware of your surroundings at all times.

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