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Skiing and Snowboarding
- Control your speed.
- Keep your distance from other skiers.
- Ski and ride like a local - WEAR A HELMET! Vermonters know it's cool to wear a helmet and it keeps your head warm!
Check out the following links for more skiing and snowboarding safety tips:
- PHAT (Protect Your Head on All Terrain - A Vermont Initiative)
- Ski & Snowboarding Safety (National Safety Council)
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (Skiing)
Snowmobiles are fast and powerful. Just as with cars, most injuries occur in losing control of the machine and in collisions. In Vermont, anyone born after July 1983 and anyone who is over the age of 12, must take a diver safety course, which is offered through the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST). It goes without saying, never drink and ride.
Visit the sites below for more information:
- Snowmobile Safety Awareness Program
- Vermont Association of Snow Travelers
- State of Vermont Snowmobile Safety
You only need to hear the sounds of players slamming against the boards to know they need a lot of protection! A full contact sport where players glide around on ice wearing sharp blades and carrying sticks, no doubt requires:
- A helmet with a face guard
- Mouth guard
- Shin guards,
- Gloves, and plenty of padding!
Learn more about hockey safety by visiting the link below:
|Ski and Snowboard Safely - National Safety Council||Download PDF|
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