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The Top Three Winter Sports Safety Tips

Although Houston typically enjoys milder winter weather, there are many in our city that enjoy traveling to snowy parts of the country to ski, snowboard or participate in other winter sports. Although winter sports can be thrilling and invigorating, they can also be dangerous, regardless of the person's experience on the snow. Before venturing to a snowy winter destination for skiing or snowboarding, check out these three important safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Always Wear Safety Equipment

Whether you're skiing down the bunny hill, or racing down a mountain on a snowboard, it is essential to wear property safety gear to protect your body from injuries. You should always wear a helmet when skiing, snowboarding, or sledding to prevent head injuries that can easily occur on the slippery terrain. Accidents are common on the snow, including major falls, collisions with other people, or crashes into trees or gates. Helmets can keep these accidents from turning fatal. In addition, ski goggles also keep people safe by reducing the sun glare on the snow.

Respect The Limits

It's important, especially for experienced skiers and snowboarders, to respect the limitation and rules of the ski resort or park to avoid major injuries. If signs forbid skiing or snowboarding in specific areas, disobeying the warnings can lead to serious or even fatal accidents. In addition, it's smart to ski with a friend to ensure you have someone who can help if you're lost or need medical assistance. Skiers should ski to their ability and not attempt risky maneuvers that can jeopardize their own life as well as other skiers on the mountain.

Prepare For Weather Changes

People traveling to snowy areas of the country should be aware that weather conditions could change in an instant, resulting in poor visibility, stranded skiers and even avalanches. Even the most experienced and skilled skiers or snowboarders can become victims of drastic weather changes because there is little to no shelter on the mountains. It's important to regularly monitor weather conditions to avoid sudden drops in temperatures, heavy snowfalls or high winds that can leave skiers with frostbite, hypothermia, or other nasty conditions.

Implementing these simple safety tips can help keep skiers, snowboarders, and other winter sports enthusiasts safer this winter. Aegis can also help provide protection and peace of mind with a full range of quality personal insurance solutions. Aegis offers top-quality, reliable and affordable coverage such as Homeowners, Auto, Commercial, and Life Insurance. Contact Aegis for more information at 713-850-7622 or go online for a free quote today!

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