SAFETY on the slopes

YOUR SAFETY ON THE SLOPES

Safety on the slopes is provided by the ski patrol and ski maintenance service, which is comprised of qualified highly-trained personnel: ski patrollers, piste groomer drivers, snowmakers, avalanche blasters, snow-weather observers, avalanche dog handlers and the operators at the ski patrol/slope maintenance headquarters.

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GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION

Skiing is a fun sport, but it does require a good level of physical fitness! So, are you ready to hit the slopes?

Everyone always says how you should take it easy on the first day: you might not be used to living at altitudes of 1,650 metres, so with an exceptional ski area that reaches up to 3,600 metres… don’t be surprised if you’re out of breath! Starting the week off with a good dose of fresh air is perfect, but there’s no need to overdo it!

Kitting yourself out

Have you got the right kit and equipment?

Have you checked to see if you’ve got all the equipment you need?

Firstly, make sure you check what condition your skis are in, and wax them if needs be.
You’ll hear it over and over again, but make sure you don’t go out without sunscreen and sunglasses. Whether you’re at the foot of the slopes or at a high altitude, the sun’s reverberations on the snow can be dangerous!

We recommend you wrap up warm: with thermal base layers, a neck warmer, gloves…
And don’t forget your helmet! It’s always a good idea to carry a small bottle of water and a snack in your rucksack.

A WORD OF ADVICE 

FROM LES 2 ALPES’ SKI PATROLLERS

– check the weather forecast,
– see what ski runs are open before going up onto the slopes,
– take a look at the piste map to familiarise yourself with the different sectors,
– listen to your body and rest when you need to,
– ski on slopes that suit your level,
– watch your speed and bear in mind the other skiers around you (especially on beginners’ zones)

If you decide to go off-piste
– go with a mountain professional,
– find out what the avalanche risks are,
– take your DVA avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe with you,
– never ski alone,
– don’t follow tracks if you don’t know where they lead to…

BE CAREFUL, BUT ENJOY YOURSELF AND HAVE FUN!

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