Skiing holidays have become a regular pastime for many travellers each year. In some cases it is their first venture into an unknown activity and for others it has become a routine part of their yearly activities. Both these groups can potentially face some serious health risks associated with their activity.
Following some commonsense rules may make the difference between an uneventful trip or a serious accident which could incapacitate the individual for many months – or worse. Each year a number of deaths also occur due to severe exposure and/or avalanches.