CALIFORNIA, United States – With California’s resorts expecting to receive a huge amount of snow in the coming weeks, now is as good of a time as ever to remind ourselves how to remain safe in deep snow conditions.

Ski California, a non-profit trade association that represents 36 ski resort in California and Nevada, expanded its online Safety Guide with a new video focused specifically on deep snow safety. The rest of the guide is absolutely worth checking out, covering everything you need to know to stay safe on the ski resorts. You can access that here.

Ski California’s 36 member resorts in California and Nevada regularly see storm totals that are measured in feet, not inches. Our goal with this video, the fifth in our Mountain Safety Guide series, is to educate skiers and riders about what they need to do and be aware of to avoid deep snow immersion situations that can be life threatening.” – Mike Reitzell, Ski California president

Although you already know this, assuming you watched the video, it’s a good idea to go over it again. So, if you’re skiing in deep snow, make sure to learn and keep in mind the following tips from Ski California:

  • Always ski or ride with a partner and stay in control.
  • Avoid tree wells by looking at the open spaces between trees, not at the trees.
  • Keep your partner in sight and stay close enough to pull or dig out if either person falls.
  • Use safety equipment to minimize risks, including a helmet, fully charged phone with fast access to ski patrol’s number, beacon and a whistle.”

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Image Credit: Ski California via YouTube

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