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Self-Arrest Skills Save Lives on Snow-Covered Slopes

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Turn on Your Backside With Feet Downhill
Self-Arrest Skills Save Lives on Snow-Covered Slopes

A hiker orients herself after falling by turning on her backside with her feet pointing downhill.

Photo credit Franck Bocamy © Traci J. Macnamara.

If you slip and fall on a snow slope, orient yourself quickly by turning on your backside with your feet pointing downhill.

Taking fast action is very important because the longer you wait to act, the faster you will accelerate down the hill, and the harder it will be to stop.

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