Winter sports don’t have to happen abroad – they can happen right here in the UK, thanks to specialist winter sports centres. So although Banff in Canada might be the ideal place for a skiing holiday, if you want to practice before you go, then living in Banff in Scotland is not a barrier to doing so. There are dry ski slopes across the UK where you can learn not only how to ski, but how to snowboard and even toboggan as well. But as with any activity, it is possible that an accident could happen on the slopes. If it does, don’t waste time searching for injury solicitors in Banff – come straight to Accident Advice Helpline. Our nationwide coverage – we work in partnership with reputable Scottish lawyers – means we can help you.
How to stay safe on a dry ski slope
Falling over on a dry ski slope hurts. This is not nice, soft snow, this is a hard mat covered in brushes, usually made of nylon. The problem is, you are going to fall over when you first start out but that doesn’t mean you have to hurt yourself.
Wear gloves, these will protect your hands should you fall. They might not stop all the damage, but they will reduce it.
There are holes all over a dry ski slope, and if your thumb or a finger gets caught up in one of them, but the rest of you continues to slide down the slope, you could have a nasty accident. Make sure that when you fall you move your hands away from the slope as quickly as possible, tucking them around you instead.
Protective clothing is a must. Again, if you fall it will keep you much safer than if you weren’t wearing it, reducing the possibility of abrasions and bruises.
Listen to the safety briefing that you should be given. All good winter sports centres will insist on this, ensuring that everyone there is following the rules and if you don’t attend the safety meeting, you may not be allowed to use the slopes, and that’s a good thing.
Be aware of other people – even if you are being as safe as possible and following all the rules, you can’t guarantee that others will do the same. Make sure you know what’s going on around you.
Dry slope skiing accidents can happen to anyone and if they happen to you, then you’ll need the best legal advice possible. Accident Advice Helpline should be your first thought instead of injury solicitors in Banff.
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There is no risk, nor is there anything to worry about when using Accident Advice Helpline to work on your dry ski slope accident compensation – or any other kind of accident, come to that.
We have over 15 years’ experience, and we are recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen. Thanks to our exceptional service, which includes a 24 hour, 7 day a week helpline, claims made on a no-win, no-fee* basis and our excellent 30-second online test which can tell you whether you have a claim, there is no need to contact injury solicitors in Banff. And when it comes to Scotland, we partner with a Scottish law firm in order to ensure that your claim has the best possible chance of success. So call us today on the helpline number 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993.