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Safety Sunday: The Importance of Sunblock for Skiers and Snowboarders

Powderhorn Mountain Resort Powderhorn Mountain Resort

Sun Safety – Apply and Re-apply

The Colorado high country enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year, so sun protection is important. The increased mountain elevations mean youre closer to the sun, and therefore your skin is exposed to more radiation. Plus, the suns reflection off of fresh white snow is more powerful than you might think, and ultraviolet rays can penetrate clouds even on overcast days. To ensure you and your family and friends have a fun and safe day on the slopes, remember these sun safety tips.

  • Apply generous amounts of SPF 30+ sunscreen on exposed skin every two hours. Dont forget your ears!
  • Wear goggles or sunglasses with 100 percent UV protection.
  • Wear pants, long sleeves, and gloves, even on warm days.

What to look for in sunblock:

  • SPF 30 or higher
  • Broad Spectrum
  • Zinc Oxide, titanium dioxide or both