Your skiing trip is booked and you’re counting down the days till you’re enjoying the daily pleasures of fresh powder. To ensure that your skiing holiday is memorable for all the right reasons make the most of the waiting time by laying firm foundations that will stand you in good stead.
Preparation is key
Skiing places demands on rarely utilised muscles groups so preparing effectively for your ski trip is a wise idea. Focus on increasing your fitness at least two months ahead of your departure date by visiting the gym regularly to improve your cardio-vascular fitness.
First-time skiers will benefit from participating in activities like ice skating and rollerblading. These engage and strengthen your core muscles and get you accustomed to standing on a moving object.
Low impact fitness classes such as Pilates and certain types of yoga will improve your flexibility and posture, both of which are key for cultivating good technique. Don’t rush out and buy ‘all the gear’, but do invest in a pair of properly fitting boots. You can hire or borrow the rest of the kit you require.
Advanced skiers could see their technique really improve by taking up horse riding, mountain biking or gymnastics. If you’re fortunate enough to own you own skis now is the time to get them serviced. Properly ground, waxed and edged skis will make turning significantly easier and add to the pleasure you experience when skiing.
How you could become involved in a skiing accident in spite of all you prior preparation might have a little perplexed. Unfortunately even with the best safeguards in place skiing accidents are not totally preventable. Common causes of skiing accidents are:
- Defective ski equipment
- Malfunction of ski lifts / piste machinery
- Poor piste management
- Inadequate signage or warning
- Negligent ski tuition
The sort of injuries your could sustain from a skiing accident include:
- Knee injuries
- Head trauma
- Facial lacerations
- Dental damage
- Shoulder injuries
- Broken bones
Treatment for injuries sustained from a skiing accident can negatively impact on the entire family’s holiday and have far-reaching consequences when you return home.
So who is liable for a skiing accident?
If you believe your injuries were caused by negligence it is important to establish who is liable for a skiing accident. This isn’t always easy or straightforward. It’s advisable to collate the contact details of any witnesses and amass as much hard evidence as you can against the negligent party which might be a:
- Tour operator
- Ski school
- Local council
How to claim compensation with Accident Advice Helpline
We have over 15 years’ experience in managing accident claims of all types, how to claim compensation for a skiing accident with us is simple and efficient. We are perfectly placed to secure you the compensation you deserve. We offer all claimants no-win, no-fee terms so there is no need to worry about the cost of claiming for a skiing accident. Call our knowledgeable and sympathetic advisors on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. We offer all victims free expert legal advice without any obligation. Consider your options and decide in your own time.
Date Published: 13th March 2013