Cold Weather Proofing

Cold Weather Proofing

The guys at Yodel worry about as bit too much really, so just to make sure you're taking extra care in the cold they come up with a few handy tips.

Mobile phone

It is inevitable that when skiing you will need to take your phone, for safety if nothing else. The only problem being that in colder temperatures our phone’s battery can seize up and empty even if it’s fully charged. A simple solution can be found in just wrapping it up, you could use the case for your goggles rather than taking extra bulk up the mountain.

Camera

Similar problems can occur with your camera so it is also a good idea to ensure you have some kind of a case or warm wrap to protect it. Some people believe the battery lasts longer outside of the camera, so they keep it separate until they are ready to start taking photos. When returning from your days skiing try not to take the camera straight into the warmest environment but instead allow it to acclimatise in a cooler area.

Car

Always remember to lift your windscreen wipers away from the glass when you park otherwise you run the risk of them freezing onto it. Ensure you always leave your car in gear and preferably try to park with your wheels facing away from any slope. When appropriate, try to keep the handbrake off as moisture can freeze cables and brake linings.

Yourself!

If you feel yourself getting ill, which can often happen in the cold ensure you have a lie-in, relax and allow your body a chance to recuperate. It will be worth missing a morning’s skiing to save yourself for the rest of the week or even season.


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