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Skiing abroad: you know the rules and you follow them?

When Alpine skiing is safety first. Yet some athletes risk to scour the slopes without a helmet and travel insurance. At the beginning of the winter season because we bring a summary of the most important rules for an exciting yet safe skiing holiday abroad.

In the Alps you can choose from pistes of all difficulty levels. Always choose those that match your ability. Overestimate the strength is not paid, because you endanger not only themselves but also other skiers.
In some areas of Austria must wear a ski helmet children under 15 years of age, others The ski is the only head protection is recommended. Helmet However, you should get automatically with other equipment. Indeed, it reduces the risk of serious head injury from a fall or collision with another skier.
Do not rely on your Czech health insurance card, which would help you in case of an accident in the mountains abroad provide only basic treatment in state-run facilities. Before traveling, choose the appropriate travel insurance and do not forget to liability for damages. Abroad, it is quite normal that after a person you could injure yourself, it will require a payment of reparation or their treatment costs.

Off-piste skiing is popular among experienced skiers variegation winter holiday. Even to this activity, you should be well prepared:
A falling snow masses can save your life avalanche probe. Avalanches in the Alps underestimated risks, while mainly in the spring months are not uncommon.
Watch snow conditions at the place to which you are going, and try to find as much information about the local terrain.
Downhill skiing is a risky sport. Do not forget to conclude a special insurance. The same rule applies for snowboarding.
Remember that alcohol is not on the slopes. Not only slow and confused reactions complicate the movement of the slope, but in the case of an accident under the influence of alcohol would help the insurance company did not pay the cost of treatment and therapy.
Altitude sickness does not bother only climbers in the Himalayas. Sensitive individuals may experience the symptoms already at an altitude of 2,500 meters, including the Alps. If you will come alive fatigue, ache and your head will sleep poorly, try the next time you choose a lower-lying ski run.

Source: Travel

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