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January is Safety Month!

January 1, 2015

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Skiing and snowboarding can be a fun way to enjoy winter and the outdoors. Both sports can turn into a lifetime of enjoyment (one of the best things about skiing and snowboarding) if you are safe and progress in the proper way!

Safety is an important part of having fun and getting the most out of winter sports.

Angel Fire Resort is celebrating Safety Month to help our friends and guests learn about safety. We will have stickers and posters around The Resort, outlining how to be GREAT on the snow and encouraging safety. Our resident ski patrol dog, Shadow, is our mascot for Safety Month. Look for him around The Resort this January!

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Be GREAT on the Snow

Remembering this acronym will help you enjoy the sport and stay safe on the snow.

G – Grow your skills, take a lesson.

Taking a lesson is the best way to improve your skills and learn good habits and techniques. It is important to learn good technique, otherwise you could be putting unnecessary strain on your body. It is also important to take a lesson to improve. Many people injure themselves trying to learn on their own because, they do not learn in the proper progression. Angel Fire Resort Ski and Snowboard School is one of the best in the state. We have lessons for every age and ability level. To reserve a lesson call, (844) 218-4107.

R – Rock Your Helmet

Helmets can make a difference in preventing and reducing head injuries. It is always a good idea to wear a helmet. There are specific helmets for snowsports, that help decrease or prevent the specific types of head injuries that can happen on the mountain. It is very important to buy a proper fitting helmet and to keep the chin strap buckled.

E – Embrace the Code

The Ski and Snowboard Responsibility Code is important for all skier and snowboarders to know. Not only will it help keep you safe but it will also help you be respectful to those around you.

A – Always Be Alert

It is important to be alert while on the snow. This will help you avoid unmarked objects, trees and avoid other people. Make sure you get enough sleep the night before you go skiing or snowboarding. Staying Hydrated is also very important in helping you stay alert. Make sure you are hydrated before you begin skiing and stay hydrated while you are on the mountain.

T- Take your time, Ski in control

It’s not a race! (Unless it’s a powder day, but then it’s just a race to first chair.)

Don’t be in a rush. Just take it easy and enjoy the day with your friends and family. The mountain will be there for you not matter what time of day it is, or if you woke up a little late. Make sure to take breaks when you need to, and don’t push yourself to the point of exhaustion.

Look for our Safety Month goodies and blog series throughout January! If you see Shadow, stop and say hi!

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