When planning your trip, select an alpine resort which caters for your needs. Each of the ski resorts offers a variety of facilities and ski runs, from beginner to advanced.
Those with pre-existing medical conditions should avoid riding chairlifts or skiing/boarding on their own.
Leave a written record of your trip plans with a reliable person so that person can notify the appropriate authorities without delay if you fail to return when expected.
It is strongly recommended that those going to the snowfields prepare themselves well in advance for their activity by participating in some form of pre-season fitness program to get fit to go skiing or boarding.
There are some basic rules (explained and set out more fully throughout this website) when going to the alpine region, even on the shortest trip.
Snowfield conditions may highlight any existing minor faults, particularly in the electrical system so it is essential to thoroughly check your vehicle before leaving home.