Safety Tips for a Fun Mountain Spring Break

Spring Break in Red River NM

Escaping to the mountains for Spring Break is a special experience. You will experience cooler temperatures, fun activities, and time with your family and friends. However, planning a trip has its challenges, too. The team at Reservations Unlimited put together some safety tips for your fun mountain spring break trip.

Wear a Helmet When Skiing/Snowboarding

Your safety on the mountain is important, and we want all of our guests to be safe while having fun. It shouldn’t matter the level of difficulty someone rides at; wearing a helmet can save your life, and it should be worn at all times while hitting the slopes in Red River. You can rent helmets with your skis at Sitzmark, which is just down the street from our office on Main Street. 

Check-in with Family as Often as You Can

Before leaving the property for the day, let someone in your group know where you are going and who you will be with. Make it a habit to check in with each other throughout the day so that others know you’re safe. Try to stay in a group or pair up with a “mountain buddy” when you hit the slopes. Accidents happen, and it is best to have someone you know with you in case of an emergency. 

Stay Hydrated, Drink Water

This may seem like common sense, but it can be overlooked if you’re out having too much fun. It is easy to become dehydrated when you are at a higher elevation, and being dehydrated can lead to altitude sickness, which is not fun and can dampen your fun spring break in Red River. Altitude affects people differently, but there are steps you can take to lessen the sickness. Proper hydration and nutrition are crucial for outdoor mountain activities such as hiking, skiing, biking, or camping. Remember that alcohol can affect you differently in higher altitudes, so be sure to drink enough water throughout the day so you don’t feel sick after one cocktail drink at dinner.

Trust Your Instincts

If being somewhere or someone makes you uncomfortable, there is most likely a reason. Our subconscious often picks up things we usually wouldn’t, and that is where our ‘gut feeling’ comes from. If you feel uneasy or unsure about going down a particular trail, skip it and head to one you are comfortable with. Feeling uneasy can cause you to make a mistake or do something you usually wouldn’t and could lead to an injury. Listening to these feelings can keep you safe.

Be Aware of the Weather in Red River

Always check the weather forecast when packing for a trip to the mountains. Weather can change suddenly, and you will want to be prepared for the drive and the potential problems that could entail. Watching the weather can help you pack your bags with the appropriate clothing and items you will need. You don’t want to be in Red River with short sleeves and without a heavy jacket when a snow blizzard blows through. This also includes the right gear that you could possibly need. Don’t forget gloves, beanies, neck gators, and wool socks. A sudden blizzard is not uncommon in Red River during Spring Break.

Now that you have some tips for a fun spring break, we can’t wait to see you!

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