How to Stay Safe on Skis and Snowboards

Snow has finally made its way to Northern Colorado, so a lot of families are starting to enjoy winter activities like skiing and snowboarding. Before hitting the slopes, keep in mind these tips to help keep you and your family safe and ready to take on the elements!

Always supervise children

Young children should always be supervised by an adult. If older children are not with an adult, they should always at least be accompanied by a friend!

Dress in layers

Dress your child in layers so they can remove them as needed when they start to sweat.
Wet clothes from sweat can cause your body to chill and can lead to hypothermia or frostbite.

Protect skin

Keep skin from being exposed to harsh temperatures to avoid frostbite. Be especially careful with small areas of your child’s body, such as their hands, feet and ears. Make sure they have their gloves on and a warm hat to cover their ears!

Wear Sunscreen

Even though the winter outside is colder, skin still absorbs rays from the sun. It is necessary to wear sunscreen at all times when you and your family are outdoors, even in the winter.

Have Properly Fitting Equipment

Equipment should fit your child properly. Skiers should wear safety bindings that are adjusted at least every year. Snowboarders should wear gloves with built-in wrist guards. Don’t forget eye protection or goggles and a helmet!

If you have any questions about these skiing and snowboarding safety tips, please feel free to contact us at any of our locations across northern Colorado!