ski safety

  1. B.A.S.I.C.S. Helmets are Cool

    B.A.S.I.C.S. Helmets are Cool

    Toby Miller started his professional snowboard career at the ripe age of 13. World cup, world championships and X-games Toby has seen it all. But one thing thing has remained constant throughout his varied career. His Helmet. From day one Toby has been an advocate for helmet safety and use. Be...
  2. B.A.S.I.C.S. Collisions, how to avoid and what to do

    B.A.S.I.C.S. Collisions, how to avoid and what to do

    The B.A.S.I.C.S (Being Aware Safe In Critical Situations) program was created to reach young athletes in order to promote smart decision making in the mountains and prevent injuries of any kind. Collisions at the resort pose one of the greatest safety risks to both beginners and experts alike...
  3. B.A.S.I.C.S. Snow Safety and Awareness

    B.A.S.I.C.S. Snow Safety and Awareness

    The B.A.S.I.C.S (Being Aware Safe In Critical Situations) program was created to reach young athletes in order to promote smart decision making in the mountains and prevent injuries of any kind Inbounds or in the backcountry, snow safety and awareness is essential .
  4. Tricia

    With big snow comes big risk

    We've had some discussion about avalanches, treewell deaths, traffic issues, crowds and just about every other thing that we deal with during a big snow year. This article from OutThere is quite sobering, especially the statistics at the end. This is the 17th skier/snowboarder death of the...
  5. Tricia

    Pealess whistle

    Its been a very long time since I've thought about a pealess whistle, but the recent thread about the tree well death and @cantunamunch's post about being "audible" made me think again about having a pealess whistle handy when tree skiing. I have one around here somewhere, maybe time to dig it...
  6. B

    Skier responsibility code

    My wife and I were skiing at Whistler this past week. We were skiing with a woman from Brazil on a green run when she was hit hard by another skier. It knocked them both out of their skis. She was a bit dazed but not hurt. I read a post here about a woman who was injured at Breckenrige (had...
  7. Mikey

    How close is too close?

    Many of us stop on the trail for one reason or another. Of those, I'm sure most of us here try and be cognizant of where we are on the run and if we stop, we stop in, hopefully, the best place possible. Some place over near the side and in plain site. That's a track from a snowboarder that...
  8. Blue Streak

    Dressing Defensively

    In the old days, injuries on the hill were mostly self-inflicted. I don't know what the statistics say, but anecdotally it seems like more and more the risk lies not in ourselves, but in our fellow snow sports enthusiasts. (Notice how I didn't single out snowboarders). I experienced a collision...
  9. Dwight

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