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Dachstein West family winter
Being safe is fun!
Skiing with kids is fun! To help you and your kids to came back home secure and safely, you find here the best and most important tips for safe skiing with the whole family. The tips were kindly provides by Verein für Kindersicherheit "Du und die Gefahr".
The mountain’s calling!
For accident-free skiing and tobogganing pleasure, please pay attention to some safety tips beforehand:
Make sure you have the right equipment
- Before each season you should have your skis and bindings inspected by an expert
- Wear your helmet! Those of you who have a brain - protect it. It is not just during skiing, many accidents, which involve the head, also occur while tobogganing.
- What is right for children can't be bad for adults. Adult skiers and snowboarders are just as prone to accidents as children. Set an example and always wear a helmet on the piste.
On the piste
- Get warmed up, since when your body is warmed up your muscles react faster, which means many injuries to ligaments and joints can be prevented.
- Do some playful exercises with your children, such as jumping jack or have a snowball fight. It’s a lot of fun and warms your body up
- Since the effect of the warm up disappears quickly after sitting or standing for a long time, you should do your warm-up exercises after your lift journey
- Take regular breaks. Accident statistics show a high correlation between the symptoms of fatigue, such as lack of concentration, and increased accident frequency.
You can also prevent accidents by adhering to a few piste rules:
- Always look up before you set off
- Don’t mistake a slope for a racing route
- Don’t leave the secure pistes
- Do not stand in a spot which is unclear
- Give slower skiers right of way
- Only go up/down the edge of the piste, and take a break
- Don’t drink any alcohol (it reduces your ability to react and causes you to overestimate your own abilities)
You can find other safety tips on this, and on other themes, at: www.optimal-versichert.net
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Source: Courtesy of and in cooperation with Olaf Schwabe, insurance broker for e.U.