Updated December 24th, 2023 at 09:22 IST

Snow travel safety tips and hacks to keep in mind while traveling to winter paradise

Are you traveling during snow? Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Snow travel safety tips and hacks to keep in mind while traveling to winter paradise | Image:Unsplash
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Winter can be a great time for travel if you love the snowy and white landscape. From walking in beautiful paradise-like landscapes to taking road trips through the scenic views - this weather has a lot to offer. However, it is also accompanied by a couple of hazards. 

From cold temperatures to icy roads and slippery slopes - there is a lot to be taken care of while traveling during winters. There are a few steps to follow in order to ensure a safe and sound winter trip. 

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File photo | Image: Unsplash 
File photo | Image: Unsplash

Prepare for your trip 

Check the weather in advance. Make sure you are aware of existing road closures so that there are no end moment diversions. Along with the usual google maps, also make sure you carry a paper map in case you are out of mobile phone range. Also, a road trip must is to check the fuel, oil, and tire pressure levels

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Travel with a winter emergency kit 

Winter road trippers must carry an emergency kit. The potential items to include in your kit would be extra food and water, a first aid kit, and a warm blanket. Make sure you carry a shovel to help dig out of a drift. An ice scraper and brush is also a must. 

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Keep it dry 

While wet is slippery, dry is way worse especially for frost bites. Wear quick-wicking fabrics such as wool rather than cotton. Make sure your clothes are fully dried before heading out. You can also use a waterproof drybag to store spare socks and lightweight base layers. 

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Use snow tires and chains 

If you are planning a road trip during snowy and icy conditions, use a four-wheel drive with winter-rated tires and snow chains.

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Published December 24th, 2023 at 09:22 IST