Safety Tips for Harbin Skiing Holidays

Harbin and its around areas offer one of the most diverse selections of ski vacations in the world. Whether your pleasure is a five-star luxury vacation at a world-class resort or a rustic, serene back-countryside you'll find it in Harbin area. And the best months to enjoy skiing in Harbin are December, January, February and March. The below are some helpful tips for a safer and more enjoyable skiing tour or skiing holiday in Harbin.

1. Always Practice Winter Safety.

2. Learning the weather conditions of the ski report, pay attention to the changeable climate. Remember to protect your skin.

3. Wear helmets that are specifically designed for the activity you are participating in (some ski fields include in the fee, if not, please buy or rent).

4. Ski boots are made for skiing. Use caution when walking on hard surfaces.

5. When loading onto a chair lift, always have your ski poles in your inside hand and in front of you.  If you're unfamiliar with a ski lift, please ask the operator for assistance.  Look over your outside shoulder for the oncoming chair.

6. If you travel with kids, consider taking lessons or having them participate in lessons to learn the proper way to ski/snowboard and use the lifts. 

7. Learning the length, width, height and the directions of the trail. When getting into troubles, try to do something that can help.

8. Choose the proper trail according to your skiing ability. You should always be comfortable with the trail you choose to ski.  (First run should always be at a lower level than your expertise).

9. Maintain control. Ski under control and in such a manner that you can stop or avoid other skiers or objects. If you are uncertain about the front, hold your horse. Excessive speed is dangerous!

10. Always let the skier in front of you know that you are about to pass them.

11. Keep some distance from other skiers. Don't run after each other.

12. Don't stop at the steep slope while skiing.

13. If you unfortunately fall down, lower the center of gravity and keep balance.

14. Warm up slowly and prepare yourself for skiing, both mentally and physically. Begin each run slowly until you are familiar with it.

15. If a ski slope is beyond your ability or conditions become unsafe, take off your skis and side step down the hill.

16.Stop skiing before you become too tired.

17. Be aware of the snow conditions and avalanche warnings.

18. Make sure the equipment is well maintained and appropriate for the age and ability of the user.

19. Never ski alone. If you are separated from friends or family while skiing, arrange a predetermined meeting place or return to the bottom of the hill or the chalet. Two-way radios and cell phones are also a great tool to stay in contact.

20. If you are involved in or witness a collision or accident you must remain at the scene and identify yourself to the Ski Patrol.

21. When using Ski lifts, learn how to get on and off safely.  Never push to get on.  Consider asking the attendant to reduce the speed  of the lift if getting on and off with little children.  Always lower the bar on chair lifts.

22. Avoid scarves, loose clothing and tie up long hair that can get caught in ski lifts.

23. Keep warm. Choose proper boots, socks and gloves which are comfortable but snug. To keep warm you have to wear right  amount of clothing, better waterproof.

24. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above. 

25. When entering or merging onto a trail or starting downhill, yield to others.

26. Never sit or stand in the middle of a trail.  Always move to the side of the trail where you are still visible to other traffic.

27. All skiers shall use devices to prevent runaway skis.

28. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.

29. Always be prepared for the unexpected.

30. If you or another member of your party are injured, call the service center of the ski resort.


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