Skiing and snowboarding are among the most exciting activities you can do in the winter months. Flying down a snow-covered mountain at high speeds can lead to crashes and skiing and snowboarding injuries, though.

Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to either decrease your risk of injury or to lessen the severity of injury should you crash or fall.

In the video, I discuss 7 tips that you might consider for your next skiing or snowboarding trip. I stress the importance of wearing helmets, inspecting your equipment, staying within the marked boundaries and proper ways to fall. I have a few others that could keep you out of the urgent care at the bottom of the mountain as well.

Also read:
Tips to prevent skiing injuries and stay safe on the slopes
Trends in skiing and snowboarding injuries

Before you take your first run of the year, watch the video and take steps to have fun without getting hurt on the slopes.

Tips to prevent snowboarding injuries