- Ski or snowboard with a buddy. If you do opt to go solo, let someone else know your whereabouts.
- Warm up before you head out, just as with any sport. A few minutes of jumping rope, jumping jacks, or light stretching will get your blood flowing and prepare muscles, tendons, and ligaments for the workout ahead.
- Wear proper protective gear at all times, including a helmet (especially a helmet!), eye goggles, and gloves.
- Have all equipment fitted and checked by a professional before using it, especially ski boots. Ensure that all fasteners work well and that nothing is either too loose or too snug.
- Always pay attention to weather conditions for the day and heed any warnings from the National Weather Service, the ski patrol, or your resort.
- Wiggle your way throughout the day by frequently checking on toes and fingers to avoid getting frostbite. You should always be able to move and feel these extremities even as they are tightly bundled up. If you have lost sensation at all, find shelter and warmth before removing garments, and seek medical help immediately.
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