Little Terra Publishes Guide To Keeping Kids Safe On The Slopes

Learning to ski paves the way for a lifetime of enjoyment for your children – but if youngsters are not protected properly on the slopes, accidents can cause a loss of confidence as well as injuries.
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Nov. 24, 2011 - PRLog -- Now children’s outdoor clothing specialist Little Terra has published a free online guide to keeping kids safe on the slopes.

The guide, at features advice for parents on subjects such as resort selection, the skiing code of conduct, piste etiquette, excessive speed and accessories that help protect loved ones – and keep them within the law.

Carolyn Budding, children’s clothing buying specialist at Little Terra, said: “If your kids enjoy skiing or boarding and feel safe it lays the foundation for shared family holidays for decades to come.

“Child safety, however, is something parents need to think about before they even open a brochure – rectifying problems or buying equipment in-resort can be expensive.

“We’re certain that the guide to keeping youngsters safe on the slopes will be of real value to parents as they plan this winter’s trip.”

Tips include choosing a resort with a high proportion of wide green and blue runs, checking ski-school class sizes before booking, and making sure children know the International Skiing Federation code of conduct.

Other subjects covered include choosing helmets and goggles, the importance or appropriate clothing and the need for regular rehydration.

Accessories that can keep youngsters safe are also highlighted, such as ski harnesses and Edgie Wedgies – easily-removable clips that keep your child’s skis in the snowplough position and prevent the tips from crossing.

Carolyn added: “I’ve used a ski harness myself and they are absolutely brilliant. Youngsters can ski on their own, rather than getting caught up between your legs, while you can rest easy they are not going to disappear into the sunset at full pelt.

“There are so many things to think about before you even book a skiing holiday with children, so we’re really glad to help out with the guide to keeping kids safe on the slopes.”


Little Terra is a children’s retailer with a strong online presence – which specialises in high-quality clothing and products that support the lifestyle of active young people and their parents.

Every item stocked is carefully chosen by the company’s managing director, Carolyn Budding, who brings her own experience as both a specialist buyer and a mother of two to ensure products are more than capable of meeting the demands of modern families.

Little Terra stocks snow boot brands including Jack Wolfskin, Hi-Tec and Columbia and ski clothing from other Little Terra brands include the acclaimed Vaude and Bush Baby child carriers, Radicool 100+ UV sunsuits and Sprayway.

Little Terra’s headquarters are located in Derbyshire, in the Amber Valley. Little Terra is a sister company to erra Nova Equipment, which is also led by Carolyn and her husband Andy Utting, and designs the world-renowned Terra Nova Tents and rucksacks, the trusted brand Wild Country Tents – and the high performance Extremities range of gloves, hats and other accessories.
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