Ski and snowboard season has officially begun, and that means it’s time to gear up and get safe. We always tell our kiddoes to “be careful” as they head out to try something new (whether it’s on a hill or on flat ground). We asked our friends at Oakley for a few winter sporting tips to share with our littles before they hit the slopes…that might not elicit an “aw, mom, I KNOW!!” from our little beasts.
Whether skiing or snowboarding, it’s best to have a buddy. Oakley has two helmets Mod 3 – geared for the style maven and Mod 5 – the adventurous explorer, that makes this suited to the perfect date or friend activity.
Protecting your head is a must. Brain injury is the leading cause of disability among adults under 45.
Don’t try to prevent the fall by buckling your knees—you don’t want your legs taking the brunt of the impact.
Ensure you have the proper protective gear and equipment, and that it works properly, long before you hop on the ski lift.
Fog is one of the biggest disruptors skiers and snowboarders could happily do without. Oakley’s Modular Brim System gets rid of any obstruction allowing air to flow through the goggle and brim of the helmet for better performance.
This is one time to not ignore the weather report. Make sure you know if a snowstorm or blizzard is on the way.
Oakley knows that improper fit can result in discomfort and a bad time on the slopes. Oakley takes care of this by providing proper Goggle and Helmet integration. This year, Oakley released its first ever line of winter sports helmets, the MOD 5 and MOD 3, which combine Oakley’s reputation for technological innovation with clean, stylish design.