Dr. Ilyas Munshi-Safety Tips for Skiing

With more than a decade of experience as a neurosurgeon, Dr. Ilyas Munshi presently operates a private practice in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he treats patients with brain, nerve, and spinal conditions. In his spare time, Dr. Ilyas Munshi enjoys engaging in several sports, including running, playing golf, and skiing.

Below are a few safety tips to keep in mind when skiing.

Be aware of your limitations. An important rule for skiers to follow is to be aware of their abilities on the slopes. In order to avoid injury, novices should remain on the beginner slopes, while advanced skiers should remain on the trails marked for expert skiers.

Know the rules. In order to remain safe on the ski slopes, skiers should never ski in an area that is closed off or go beyond the ski area boundaries. These areas are not monitored by ski patrols and could pose a danger to skiers if they venture out into these areas unattended.

Use the proper gear. Prior to hitting the slopes, skiers should check to make sure that they are using equipment that is appropriate for their skill and size. If possible, skiers should have their skis and bindings fitted and adjusted by a seasoned ski shop professional.

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