Markers and signs on the slopesThe ski runs are marked by colour-coded signs and poles according to their level of difficulty: Very difficult : Black Difficult : Red Average : Blue Easy : Green Choose a slope according to your ability! Warning: the safety of skiers who choose to ski off-piste, outside the marked slopes, cannot be guaranteed! Do so at your own risk.
Get insured!When you are personally injured or cause damage to others insurance is essential, and being inadequately insured is tantamount to not being insured at all! Costs for search and rescue, health care, loss of activity or personal liability can easily reach into the hundreds or thousands of euros! First of all, check what insurance coverage you already have from your bank card, your personal insurance policies, your health-care organization, your private health care provider or any sport or ski club that you may belong to. In France, some general insurances that provide coverage include: Life accident insurance or Garanties Accidents de la Vie Multi-risk home insurance Personal accident insurance Recreational activities policy There are also insurances that you can buy at the ski station. These include the policies known as “carré neige” or the one that you can purchase along with your ski pass. Both should cover basic search and rescue expenses as well as medical costs. There is also the “license carte neige” which offers protection for a wider range of situations and risks than “carré neige” does. In any case, it is really up to you to subscribe to the insurance policy that meets your specific needs and that ensures coverage for skiing injuries and other financial loss, and any personal liability that you may incur. In the event of an accident do not hesitate to seek advice from a legal professional to defend your interests. Contact Edouard Bourgin, attorney-at-law, specializing in personal injury at the bar of Grenoble for further information (email@example.com)
Environmental Protection. For the beauty of the natureYou too can contribute to preserving the beauty of our skiing sites by adopting some simple reflexes! Don’t forget to put your used ski passes in the collecting bins situated in the ski-pass sales offices, the car parks, the ski schools and at the Tourist Office, so that they can be recycled. Use the bins at the bottom of all the ski lifts, as well as in the picnic areas. Put your cigarette butts in the pocket ashtrays on sale at the Tourist Office or in the ashtrays available in the picnic areas and near the main buildings.
How to Eat Well Before SkiingBasic Principles
When staying in the mountains it is important to adapt to the climate and the altitude but also to adopt a balanced diet. This is why we advise you to: Eat an extra ration of carbohydrates if you are planning on skiing for several hours. Keep a regular protein intake (150g of poultry, pulses, potatoes) with four dairy products a day, especially if you do not practice sports on a regular basis. Select your lipid intake, favoring olive and colza oils (a least 2 spoons a day) and nuts to preserve your cartilage and help maintain your immune system.
A generous but balanced breakfast. Start a few days before your stay and continue during your skiing. Breakfast has to provide the energy necessary for the whole day. A piece of fruit or a glass of fruit juice Cereals: bread, rusks, gingerbread, cereal bars. Some sugar intake: honey, marmalade… A dairy product Protein intake: eggs, bacon, ham
Always have with you an energy drink and energetic bars to give you a boost in case you should feel tired. Take a break, make sure you eat a snack or have lunch. If you choose to have lunch, make sure it is not too heavy: a tossed salad or soup, rice or pasta and a diary product or a dessert.
While exercising, your body loses a lot of water. It is recommended to drink sparkling water or mineral water to help you cleanse your system, and energetic drinks to get your energy back. Make sure you eat your share of carbohydrates (energetic bars and snacks). Dinner should help you recover: Carbohydrates (rice, pasta…) if you did not have any for lunch. Mixed salads, soup, with a little oil. Proteins: ham, eggs, poultry or fish. Something sugary, such as fruit compote, sorbet or tart.