Young winter sports fans urged to avoid alcohol

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A leading insurance specialist has issued a warning to anyone thinking of hitting the slopes this season. Those who have not been too badly hit by the credit crunch have been quick to take advantage of the discounted ski deals that have been surfacing during recent weeks and many of those travelling to the slopes are between the ages of eighteen and twenty-eight. For these keen skiers and boarders, an active nightlife is equally important as good snow conditions on the slopes.

However, EssentialTravel.co.uk has warned young people not to overindulge before hitting the slopes. The insurance specialist is anxious that thousands of young skiers and boarders are risking invalidating their insurance policies by drinking alcohol at lunchtime and then continuing their alpine activities in the afternoon. If injuries occur after alcohol has been consumed, travel insurance policies will be rendered pointless.

The Foreign Office recently released figures which showed that approximately one third of young people will suffer from an accident related to alcohol on the slopes during this ski season. Winter sport injuries can lead to heavy expenses, so keeping your insurance valid is a must. If you are hitting the slopes this season, remember that alcohol has more of an effect on your body at higher altitudes, so make sure you drink less than you usually do. Furthermore, you should remember that alcohol can still be in your system the morning after a heavy night. If you feel that you have overindulged, just have an extra long breakfast and wait for a while before you hit the slopes.


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