Sun Safe on the slopes
While you're out on the slopes, it's easy to forget you're exposed to damaging UV rays. Sun protection is an absolute must in the winter!
Sunscreen year round
Most people are aware of the danger of ultraviolet (UV) radiation during summer. But the sun's harmful rays are just as strong and damaging in the winter, making our skin as prone to the changes of developing skin damage or skin cancer as in the summer months. Snow is highly reflective of UV radiation. In fact, fresh snow reflects even more UV radiaton than water. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation also increases with higher elevations. So if you're anywhere on a mountain, you'll need sun protection. A sunscreen with a high SPF (sun protection factor) will help block UV rays and prevent the skin from burning. All exposed areas of skin should be covered with a high broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen. And don't forget your lips: slather your lips with SPF lip balm!
If you're anywhere on a mountain, you'll need sun protection. A sunscreen with a high SPF will help block UV rays and prevent the skin from burning.
Eyewear is important for protecting your eyes from the sun and snow glare. Sunglasses are well suited if it is sunny and the conditions are good. Goggles, however, will provice better coverage all round protecting your eyes from the wind as well as bright light. In any case, be sure to pick eyewear that offer 100 percent protection against UVA and UVB radiation and have wraparound or large frames to protect your eyes and surrounding skin. If you opt for goggles, make sure they fit comfortably with your helmet. If you have any concerns or questions, just head to our sports store and ask for advice so you can safely enjoy your time on the slopes.