How to Have a Fun and Safe Weekend Ski Trip

Posted by: admin January 10th, 2020

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Summit County is the perfect destination for a weekend ski trip. Before you take on your snow-filled adventure at altitude, you want to equip yourself with the right gear and the proper knowledge. Here are three things to consider helping to ensure a fun and safe weekend ski trip.

Wear the Right Gear

Prior to lacing up those ski boots, it is important that you have packed the right gear and equipment. The number one piece of protective gear to wear is a helmet. In order to avoid common neck and back injuries, it’s important you remain alert and to not go down hills you’re not comfortable with. You do not want a ski accident to ruin your vacation, making it important that you gear up wisely and that you choose the right runs for your mountain adventures.

Don’t Push Your Limits

It is easy to get tempted by the bigger and faster ski runs if you are chasing that rush of adrenaline. However, it is vital that you do not push beyond your limits. Trying to ski on runs that are above your skill level only puts you at risk of injury. Not only are you putting yourself in danger, but you are also putting the more experienced skiers in danger if you are trying to keep up with them. Keep in mind that it takes loads of practice to be able to master the more challenging runs. Taking lessons and sticking to the runs that are suitable for your skills and experience will lead to a more pleasant time while out on the slopes.

Additional Items to Bring

In addition to the right protective gear and suitable clothing, there is also a host of additional items that will help ensure a safe and seamless skiing experience. Many visitors vastly underestimate the strength of the Colorado sun at altitude. For this reason, it is important that you pack plenty of sunscreen. A moisturizing lip balm with an SPF rating of at least 15 will help to protect your lips from becoming cracked. It is also a good idea to bring along a fully charged phone on all of your journeys, especially when traveling through the backcountry.

Ski trips are a great way to get the most out of the winter season. With the proper precautions and a little common sense, you can make your weekend ski trip a time to remember. All that is left to do is to soak up the natural beauty of Colorado and enjoy your time on the runs.

For more ways to be sure you’re prepared for your stay at Frisco Lodge, read on here!