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WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF A SERIOUS ACCIDENT ON THE SLOPES

Secure the area
Plant gear in the form of an X slightly above the position of any casualties, or have someone stand there to warn slope traffic.
Protect the victim from further injury.
First aid
Ascertain the condition of the casualty and the extent of any injuries.
Administer first-aid only if you know what you are doing.
Make sure that the victim is kept warm and reassured. A warm drink will help, but ONLY if the person has been fully conscious throughout; never give alcohol.
If a limb appears fractured, protect it from further movement.
If the casualty is unconscious, check to see that he or she is breathing; if they are not breathing, start artificial respiration immediately.
Place the casualty in the recovery position: gently roll the person on to his or her side, with their head downwards to prevent choking.
Get Help
Alert the nearest station personnel, Piste Patrol and/or emergency services;
make a note of the name/number of the nearest piste marker to help guide them to your position.

Exchange names and contact details with all parties to the accident, including witnesses and station personnel.

Get the casualty into shelter as soon as it is safe to move them.
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Accident rescue services are not automatically included with standard lift pass or instruction packages:  it is your responsibility to make sure that you are adequately covered by your travel insurance policy, or to purchase a supplemental piste-rescue upgrade from the lift pass office in resort.
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