Sun Facts for Hitting the Slopes

Kathryn Sawers- Whistler

It’s been an exceptional season for skiing and snowboarding so far, and this weekend, which happens to be Winter Pride, is no exception.

While you’re out playing on the slopes- don’t forget to take extra care with your skin. This article from the Daily Mail outlines some very interesting facts about how sun exposure on the mountain can actually be more damaging than at the beach.

For one, the higher up you get, the less protection there is from the atmosphere. This can increase your exposure by 20%. Something else to consider is the angle at which the sun’s ray are reflected back at us as we’re heading down the slope. Up to 85% of the suns rays are reflected off the snow, so protecting areas like under our nose and chin becomes more important than usual.

 


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