Mountain Information Loon Serious Fun Guide
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Knee Friendly Skiing
How to Help Avoid ACL Injuries
Avoid High Risk Behavior
- Don't fully straighten your legs when you fall. Keep your knees flexed.
- Don't try to get up until you've stopped sliding. When you're down, stay down if you are injured in any way and call for assistance from Ski Patrol.
- Don't land on your hand. Keep your arms up and forward.
- Don't jump unless you know where and how to land. Land on both skis and keep your knees flexed.
Routinely Use Correct Skiing Technique
- Maintain balance and control
- Keep hips above knees
- Keep arms forward
Recognize Potentially Dangerous Situations
Ski technique warning signs:
- Uphill arm back
- Off-balance to the rear
- Hips below the knees
- Uphill ski unweighted
- Weight on inside edge of downhill ski tail
- Upper body generally facing downhill ski
Respond quickly and effectively to potentially dangerous situations:
- Arms forward
- Feet together
- Hands over skis