Snow is piling up on the peaks, which means ski season is right around the corner. Resorts will soon flood with skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Even though many take on this winter sport for fun, ski and snowboard accidents can and do happen. Keep both you and your family safe on any mountain in Colorado by following these guidelines:
- Take lessons if you need them
- Check the condition of your equipment frequently
- Stay rested or take breaks as needed
- Know your limits—stay on terrain you can confidently manage
- Wear proper protection (i.e. helmets, avalanche gear and warm outerwear)
- Avoid alcohol or drug use while on the slopes
- Look uphill when merging with another trail
- If you are going to pass another skier, let them know by announcing “on your right” or “on your left”
- Always keep a safe distance from other skiers and snowboarders on the mountain
- Look out for adverse conditions such as icy trails or the presence of rocks and logs on the trail (this is especially important early season while snow cover is thin and patchy)
- Always ski at a safe speed that allows you to stay in control
- If you are going to jump rollers, gaps or cliffs, have someone spot the landing for you
Knowing the conditions of your surroundings is essential to having a safe day on the slopes. However, even when the right safety precautions are taken, ski accidents can still occur resulting in life altering injuries and sometimes even death. Fortunately, that’s where ski accident lawyers come into play.
If you’ve been injured in a ski accident caused by the negligence of someone else, our ski accident attorneys at Leventhal Sar LLC can help you with your case. Together, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to fight for your rights. We will work tirelessly for the justice and compensation you deserve.
To schedule your initial consultation with our ski accident lawyers, give our office a call at 720.667.3030. We are dedicated to serving clients in Denver, Aurora and the surrounding Colorado communities.