to do at the scene of an accident?
Check to see how bad the injuries are and check to see if
first aid is required.
If the injury is not serious , help the person back down the
However , if the injury is serious , place markers several
metres uphill of where the injured person is lying . Cross
your skis upright in the snow or your snowboard .
Release the casualtys bindings, leave the boots on unless
there is a particular need
to remove them . Put them in the recovery position
on their side only if you are certain they have no
skeletal injury. Keep them as warm as possible.
If you are more than one person , one of you should go and
get help , the nearest lift operator will be able to contact
the ski patrol.
What is Family defined as
This is defined as Husband and Wife (or couple co-habiting
for at least 6 months plus all children under 18 and under
living at home and in full-time education travelling
with an Primary Insured parent.
What is the age limit of
The age limit of the Policies is 65. For persons older than
65 please telephone us on 0870
What off piste cover is there
All Policies cover off-piste but there are certain guidelines
: you will not be covered should you go off-piste alone ,
you must be with someone else , not necessarily with
a guide but with another skier or snowboarder who is skiing
or boarding within their capability . You will be covered
whilst off-piste skiing or snowboarding only in areas designated
as safe by resort management . You cannot venture where it
is clearly signed "forbidden" , for obvious reasons
. It is also advisable to take such Safety Products as Transceivers
, Avalanche Probes and Shovels as a precaution , some guides
will not allow to take people touring unless they have these.
can be purchased online at www.snowsafe.co.uk