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4 Tips to Avoid a Ski Accident

Originally posted on on January 16, 2013


Ski and snowboard season is in full swing and millions will be hitting the slopes this time of year. While winter sports like these are fun, they can be dangerous. It’s important to know how to stay safe. To help consumers prepare, travel protection brand, Protect Your Bubble, shares a list of tips on how to avoid a ski accident.

  1.  Beginners should take lessons – It’s always advised that folks take the time to get special instruction before skiing or snowboarding. It’s important to know how to maneuver down the slopes, how to balance, how to slow down and how to avoid falling.
  2. Take is slow – Speed demons, listen up: slow down! A lot of injuries and fatalities are because people simply gain too much speed and lose control. Be sure to maintain a speed that is comfortable and manageable.
  3. Don’t drink and ski – Though it may be tempting, try to avoid that cocktail or beer at lunchtime. Higher altitudes can alter the effects of alcohol. In addition, the alcohol itself can impair one’s ability to maintain control, stay alert and think quickly; the very skills needed when on the slopes.
  4. Get plenty of rest – Skiing and snowboarding can be exhausting. It’s crucial to get plenty of rest, both mentally and physically. Studies show that the most likely time for someone to suffer a ski injury is at about 3p on the third day of skiing. This is because that’s when muscle fatigue sets in. Be sure to stretch before and after each day of ski activity.

When planning your next ski trip, remember that vacation insurance is a great way to cover trip emergencies, cancelations and interruptions. Protect Your Bubble travel protection gives travelers peace of mind, starting at $14 per trip. Visit for a quick quote.

About Protect Your Bubble

Protect Your Bubble is a specialty insurance brand, offering insurance for gadgets, pets and travel - all for today’s modern consumer. Headquartered in Atlanta, Protect Your Bubble is available online, via mobile app or phone, allowing consumers to understand, buy and, most importantly, protect what enriches their lives. Find Protect Your Bubble USA on Facebook or Twitter (@PYBUSA) or visit for more information or to get a two-minute quote today.




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