Safety Tips for Skiing Off-Piste

Skiing abroad is now an extremely popular hobby and holiday choice, which is practiced by more people every year. However, because of the increasing popularity, slopes are becoming busier, and seasoned skiers are venturing further afield to find some space to ski and relax.

These skiers head off-piste, away from the usual slopes and trails to untouched snow and unmarked routes. Although the need to escape the crowds is understandable, off-piste skiing presents a set of very real dangers, for example if you are injured you are further away from help and assistance, obstacles are not marked; for example trees and cliff edges, not to mention the risk of avalanches.

If you simply cannot resist skiing off-piste, here are our top tips to stay safe;

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