Hi, this is Jan here from SlopeRunner.com
Today I want to talk to you about some tips and tricks for skiing while it is snowing.
We all love Bluebird days But let’s face it… that’s just not always the case. Sometimes it’s snowing. And, of course, without the snow we wouldn’t be able to ski so let’s embrace it. But what should you do when it’s snowing? And is it dangerous to ski while it’s snowing? If the snow is just falling slowly it can be quite a magical experience actually. And it can be quite beautiful. What I really enjoy about skiing when the snow falls is that everything just become quiet. The pistes will be really soft and the newly fallen snow will kind of muffle the sound, and the sound of other guests and the chair lifts and the piste machines
and stuff like that. So it’s just a peaceful experience and it makes for some really silky smooth skiing. And if you need a break I suggest you go ski into the nearest slopeside chalet and just order a cup of warm Glüewein or mulled wine or maybe some hot cocoa and just sit there and enjoy the view. Keep in mind that skiing in the snow can also be a bit dangerous. Especially if the wind picks up and the visibility turns bad. Then it’s best to seek shelter and get off the pistes as fast as possible. Skiing in the snow will also be more tiring because turning gets harder and you’ll build up more fatigue much faster.
So keep in mind that you might not have the same stamina as you are used to. And maybe
you should just skip the last run of the day, because at the end of the day that’s where
most accidents happens. So the first thing to remember when it’s snowing, and you want to go skiing, is to use goggles. Goggles with tinted lenses like yellow or rose will help you see the terrain much better when there’s a whiteout of flatlight. It’s also a good idea to wear a balaclava or neck gaiter or ski mask because when the snow starts to fall
and the wind picks up, it’s gonna get cold and it’s gonna blow in your face so it’s
nice to have something to pull up all the way up to your goggles. The third thing to remember is to wear a helmet. I always say wear a helmet whether it is snowing or not snowing, but when it is snowing, a helmet actually helps a lot. They help protect your head and keep you warm and dry at the same time. You’re also more prone to falling in bad visibility, so that’s another reason for you to wear a helmet. The fourth thing to consider when it is snowing is to wear mittens instead of gloves. Mittens are usually warmer than gloves. And if the wind increases and the snow starts to fall your fingers can get cold. The fifth trick is to ski below the tree line and look for trail markers. When it snows and the light is flat or there’s a whiteout, it can be difficult to see the pistes. So if you stay below the tree line, the trees will protect you from strong winds and give you a sense of the slope gradient. Trees will also provide a set of contrasty
reference points to navigate by. So yeah that’s it actually. Five quick tips and tricks for skiing while it’s snowing. I hope it has helped you a little bit. If you want to read more about this subject in more detail you should definitely go visit my blog Sloperunner.com. I’ll put a link in the description to this article and you will also find some links to some good goggles, which will help you when it’s snowing. That’s it for me now.
Happy skiing and be safe.