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    Esther Rantzen

    Five tips to ensure a safe Alps skiing holiday


    An Alps skiing holiday can be the ultimate way to unwind and get away from the humdrum of daily life. Gliding through pristine slopes covered with magnificently crisp, white layers of snow, sealed with a smooth glass of something red in the evening.

    Staying safe on the slopes

    It may sound like paradise, but skiing can be a dangerous leisure activity. One only has to look at the unfortunate case of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher to see the horrific injuries that can occur as the result of a slip, trip or fall when skiing.

    Here are five precautionary tips from Accident Advice Helpline to ensure your Alps skiing holiday doesn’t end in tears.

    1. Receive proper instruction: First and foremost, it’s vital to receive training from a qualified instructor who can give you invaluable advice on technique and safety when skiing.
    2. Wear protective clothing: It’s important to wear the correct protective clothing when skiing. You should wear boots with adequate grip to protect against slipping, tripping or falling when not on your skis. Ensure that your jacket provides adequate insulation to prevent the chances of frostbite and consider a pair of skiing goggles to protect against glare from the sunlight which could obstruct your vision.
    3. Don’t go off-piste: Whatever you do, it’s important to stick to the designated areas for skiing. These areas have been assessed for their safety when skiing. Going off-piste could result in a slip or trip on jagged rocks.
    4. Take frequent breaks: Even though skiing can be tremendous fun, it’s important to take regular breaks to prevent a repetitive strain injury such as gamekeeper’s thumb.
    5. Consider a helmet camera: Recording sporting events from a helmet camera such as a GoPro to record your activities on the slopes. This could help as evidence if you suffer an injury that wasn’t your fault when skiing.

    Claiming compensation for an accident on holiday

    Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim for compensation if you’ve been injured as the result of an accident on holiday. We can even help you to make a claim for compensation if the accident occurred outside of the UK.

    Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information. Our lines are open 24 hours, seven days a week, and are staffed by friendly, professional advisers. All claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee basis.

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    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: SM Content

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