New Zealand is one of the most beautiful and intriguing countries in the world. It’s also a paradise on Earth for adrenaline junkies and adventure sports enthusiasts. If you’re going skiing in New Zealand, here are some tips to help you stay safe and avoid travel accidents.
Staying safe when skiing in New Zealand
New Zealand is a popular destination for skiers. Home to spine-tingling black runs and family-friendly resorts, there’s something for everyone. If you’re going skiing in New Zealand, bear these safety tips in mind:
- Always use appropriate skiing equipment
- Pay attention to safety notices and warnings
- Give other skiers room
- Know your limits
- Stick to runs that suit your ability and level of experience
- Try to avoid skiing alone
- Book some lessons if you’ve never skied before
- Take care when using ski lifts
- Pay attention and look ahead at all times
- Seek immediate help if you suffer an injury
- Never ski after drinking alcohol
Skiing is great fun, but it’s also one of the most dangerous sports. Ski holiday injuries can range from minor sprains, to life-threatening head and spinal injuries.
What should I do if I’ve been injured when skiing in New Zealand ?
If you’ve been injured on the slopes when skiing in New Zealand, seek medical advice and get your injuries checked out. Often, even the most innocuous falls can cause damage. Follow your doctor’s advice; if they advise you to rest, resist the temptation to get back out there.
Can you claim compensation for a travel accident?
In order to do this, the incident must have occurred within the last three years, and you should have evidence which proves that you were not at fault for your injuries. You may have a case if you were provided with faulty ski equipment or you develop food poisoning as a result of poor hygiene practices in a hotel kitchen, for example.
If you’re thinking about making a claim and you would like to discuss the details of your accident with an advisor, call Accident Advice Helpline now. We have over 15 years’ experience in handling travel accident claims and we do all the hard work for you, so you can concentrate on your recovery.
Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: April 6, 2016
Author: Accident Advice