All you need to know about ... off-piste safety

The mountains are a vast playground waiting to be explored. Before you go freeriding and discover new sensations, here's a quick overview of what you need to know about off-piste safety.

The essentials of off-piste skiing safety
The essentials of off-piste skiing safety

Safety off-piste

The delights of gliding over powder snow combined with the exceptional mountain landscapes give an impression of freedom that is really popular with thrill seekers. Nevertheless, you must not forget the basics: Off-piste safety. 

In this article, you’ll get our tips on how to prepare before you go (equipment, weather, etc.), in the field (observing the terrain) and a description of safety equipment.

HOW DO YOU GET TRAINING IN OFF-PISTE SAFETY?

In ski touring and freeriding, there are more safety rules than when the terrain is marked out. It is very important to know them in order to avoid accidents, even though there is no such thing as zero risk. Despite being a magnificent place for lovers of ski touring and off-piste skiing to explore, the mountain involves many risks.

Training teaches how to anticipate and minimise these risks, as well what to do and how to react in the event of an accident. The keys to mountain safety are being well prepared for the terrain you are venturing into and staying alert.

The essentials of off-piste skiing safety
The essentials of off-piste skiing safety

Cedric Piatek

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