How to Stay Safe While Skiing

Skiing pic
Skiing
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Florian “Flo” Leibert is an accomplished software designer and engineer who has worked for the likes of Twitter and Airbnb. Outside of his current responsibilities as founder and CEO of Mesosphere, Inc., Florian Leibert enjoys staying active by skiing.

Whether you have skiing experience or have never set foot on snow, you can benefit from these few quick slope safety tips.

Perhaps the most important safety measure to take is to acquire the right equipment for the sport. Though many national skiing organizations do not require skiers to wear helmets, they still play a crucial safety role. Choose a certified helmet when you have the option. Also, purchase or rent skiing equipment rather than borrowing it from others. Without your own designated gear, you may find yourself skiing with boots that fit poorly.

Once on the slopes, stay safe by understanding and staying within your own limits. You should never attempt to ski on a run that exceeds your skill level. If you have questions about any given slope, then take it slow and use your skis to step sideways down the hill.