Fresh snowfall means it’s shredding season for skiers and snowboarders across the city, but also a reminder to play it safe.
Ski patrollers say safety starts with you staying in control and avoiding collisions.
Be sure you’re comfortable and adjusting to the proper terrain based on your skillset.
It’s as simple as wearing a helmet and getting fitted with the proper equipment.
Winsport equipment leader, Dan Powe adds this is the first step, but a trusty helmet will never do you wrong.
Your bindings and boots should fit snug so they fall off when you crash and burn and stay on when you’re going fast.
Being aware of your surroundings and staying in the boundaries of each hill is the key to a safe season.
Winsport ski patroller, Ryley Bennett says the most common injuries are suffered below the waist for skiers and on the wrists for boarders.
A total of 70 thousand Canadians suffer unintentional injuries as a result of winter sport activities each year.
Be sure when shredding down the hill, you ride on terrain suited to your abilities.