Ski Patrol at a Scottish ski resort have identified a potential health and safety risk brought about by continuing snowfall, despite the arrival of spring. Nevis Range will be introducing its new Powder Policy today.
The Powder Policy introduces a minimum height and other measures for skiers and snowboarders on powder days. New customers will be need to be measured when buying their ski passes, while Season Ticket holders and regular customers will be able to purchase a “Powder Pass”, meaning they will not need to be measured before getting on the gondola.
In addition, all skiers and boarders venturing off-piste will be required to wear orange armbands. Air-pumps will be available at all entrances to the Back Corrie as well as at the Ski Patrol Summit HQ where customers can have their armbands inflated professionally by a Ski Patroller.
Jeff Starkey, Nevis Range Ski Patrol manager said “This new policy has been introduced due to the increasing risk of disappearances on power days, both on the front of the hill and in the Back Corries. With Braveheart now running, more and more people are venturing off-piste and we must take steps to ensure that everyone stays safely on top of the snow”.