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Frequently Asked Questions

Presented below is a list of frequently asked questions. If you can't find the answer you're looking for please contact us and we'll do our best to help.

Skiing & Snowboarding

+ Do the ski schools speak English?
+ I Have recently bought my first snowboard, should I be doing anything to the board (i.e. waxing or the like) before taking it out on the slopes?
+ At what age should my child start skiing?
+ Can I get out of the way of an avalanche?
+ How can I begin to evaluate if the snow is stable or if it can fail?
+ How do I judge if a slope is 'dangerous'?
+ How long can you live under the snow?
+ I ski on the piste most of the time, why should I be bothered about avalanche risk?
+ Is the slope safe after an avalanche has gone?
+ Isn't it most dangerous in springtime when there are more avalanches?
+ Once I'm out there, how can I reduce the odds of getting caught in an avalanche?
+ What causes slab avalanches to fracture?
+ What kind of avalanche is most dangerous?
+ What kind of weather produces avalanches?
+ What should I do if I'm caught in an avalanche?
+ Pistes : What do the different colours of piste refer to on the maps?
+ How should I pack my skis and/or snowboard?

Health

+ Can I get sunburnt in winter?
+ What are the commonest injuries?
+ How can I reduce the risks of injury?

Holidays & Travel

+ Saturday or Sunday travel?
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