By Sarah SchanzeMay 29, 2020 11:04pmIf you’re going to go into the mountains, don’t let anyone get you down.
That’s the message from a Colorado Springs, Colorado-based ski-rescue group that’s taking the time to help you stay warm while venturing into the frozen Northside.
The Northside Mountain Rescue (NMR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, but has a goal to save the lives of people who have already gone cold in winter.NMR’s mission is simple: To save lives by helping people survive in extreme weather conditions.
It has teamed up with Colorado Springs’ largest ski area, Lake Tahoes Resort & Spa, to run a winter-resuscitation program.
It also has a sister ski-related organization, Avalanche Mountain Rescue, which works to bring people out of their homes and into a resort.
As for the weather, the NMR says that there will be snow on the ground in Colorado Springs by Friday, but the mountains will still be frozen solid.
“The next few days will be a little bit different,” said Tom Whelan, the group’s chief operating officer.
“The Northside is going to be quite a bit colder,” Whelen said.
“But the snow is not going to get too deep.
The mountains will get a little warmer.”
To stay warm, NMR recommends wearing a jacket and pants that fit snugly.
They also recommend wearing a hat or sunglasses to protect from the cold.
The group recommends wearing layers and using a ski mask if you have a history of hypothermia.
Whelan said he hopes to get people out in the cold this week, but that his organization is going “slow” on bringing people back.
“We are going to start by just bringing people to Lake Tahos for a short run,” he said.
Whetting your hair will help keep your body temperature low.
The NMR has also been working to get its volunteers to stop wearing their ski gear.
They’ll be giving people a “hair warmers,” which will keep them warm but will also make their hair look a little longer.
If you do decide to go skiing in the mountains this week it’s not recommended to wear ski goggles or goggles with a black visor.
They may be worn if you’re at least 2 feet tall and are wearing the proper gear.
Whelans says that people who go to ski areas in winter should wear goggles.
The NMR’s website has a guide to the weather in the Northside, which you can click here.