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Slope Safety 101

Slope Safety 101 Safety Starts before the Slopes CHOOSE THE RIGHT CLOTHING Make sure you have gloves, a hat, a face mask, under layers-make sure they are not cotton-a warm jacket, and pants Go for the best quality-Old Navy or Costco is not recommended Get boots professionally fitted STOCK UP ON SUNSCREEN Winter sun can still cause a burn Wear SPF 15+ and reapply every 2 hours INVEST IN SAFETY GEAR Always wear a helmet and goggles Consider anti-glare sunglasses Fuel Your Body for a Day in the Snow BEFORE YOU GO ON THE SLOPES Choose low-fat foods and Snack on nutrition bars whole-grain carbs Eat lean protein and Don't try new foods that healthy fats for lunch may not sit well with you AFTER THE FUN BEFORE, DURING, Eat lean protein to help AND AFTER muscles recover Stay hydrated! Hot chocolate with low-fat Avoid excessive milk can be a good option alcohol consumption Practice Slope Smarts 1. CHECK WEATHER ALWAYS G O WITH TAKE LESSONS IF FORECASTS BEFORE A PARTNER YOU'RE NEW TO YOU GO WINTER SPORTS DON'T ATTEMPT STOP IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO SLOPES BEYOND FEEL PAIN GET MEDICAL YOUR SKILL LEVEL ATTENTION IF NEEDED Remember to Follow the "Rules of the Road" People ahead of you have the right of way Yield to others when you merge onto a trail Don't stop where you block the trail or can't be seen Make sure your equipment is in good condition Use the restraints in chairlifts Follow all posted rules and regulations PROVIDED BY: skiandsport.net WESTPORT • RIDGEFIELD www.SKIANDSPORT.NET Sources: kidshealth.org/kid/watch/out/winter_sports.html www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=167121 orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=DA00062 www.webmd.com/diet/what-eat-before-during-after-exercise?page=1 www.yourskicoach.com/YourSkiCoach/Rules-Alpine_Skiing.html

Slope Safety 101

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It’s important to understand the basics before hitting the slopes for real. Don’t overexert yourself, keep an eye on the weather, and ski or board with a partner! Read this infographic for more he...

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