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Never ski without a helmet. Even the slightest bump on the noggin without one can lead to a severe, even life-threatening, head injury.
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Whichever you choose, opt for a women-specific pair; they're built for our lower, farther-back center of gravity. The biggest decision: to rent or buy. If you ski less than one week per season, Fellows suggests renting, because buying will cost you around $1,000, plus maintenance fees.
Stay in one piece
Most injuries, especially knee-related ones, occur at the end of the day when you feel physically exhausted, Fellows points out, so call it quits while you still have a little energy left. (To prevent injuries, do leg curls and squats to shore up the muscles around your knees in the weeks before you plan to hit the slopes.) Back at the lodge post-ski, spend some time in Downward Dog to keep your muscles loose and happy.