Winter officially starts this month, and the idea (and reality) of snow and cold during this time of year spurs some of us to stay inside – wrapped in blankets, sipping cocoa, and observing the chilly landscape from the warm haven of the indoors. For winter athletes, however, snow is a reason to go outside, rather than inspiration to stay in.
Although ice and snowflakes can hinder biking, running, and other athletic activities that work better in warm weather, there are plenty of sports for people who don’t mind being out in the cold – such as skiing and snowboarding. In addition to the ability to withstand low temperatures, those two sports also require a fair amount of equipment, from boots to bindings to helmets. Woven lanyards can also prove useful as part of skiers’ and snowboarders’ arsenals of accessories. Here are five reasons to grab a lanyard before hitting the slopes.
Keeping Track of Your Ski or Snowboard Pass
Attaching your ski or snowboard pass to a lanyard ensures that you’ll be able to locate it quickly when you need it. Lanyards also provide a way to stay organized and keep track of your other personal items, such as your keys, wallet, water bottle, and other items you don’t want to get lost or damaged while you’re on your way downhill.
Holding up Against Harsh Weather
Woven lanyards hold up well against the cold and won’t lower your body temperature on contact. You can venture out into the snow knowing that you can rely on the lanyard holding your ski pass and keys, even in extreme winter weather conditions.
For skiing and snowboarding teams, custom sports lanyards can reinforce branding and help keep team members feeling unified and motivated. Team lanyards with your group’s colors, logo, and name promote pride and team spirit.
Showing Your Enthusiasm
Even if you’re a solo skier or snowboarder, you can still design your own lanyard to demonstrate your passion for the sport. Keeping your keys on a custom lanyard that declares “Skier for Life” can also provide a great conversation starter when you’re not on the slopes.
Although skiing and snowboarding aren’t as dangerous as other high-energy sports, they still involve some risk of injury, according to the National Ski Areas Association. Taking precautions to keep yourself and others stay safe on the slopes – such as wearing a helmet and making sure you know how to use the lifts properly – is essential. The NSAA website offers information and resources concerning topics such as kids on lifts, tree well and deep snow safety, sun protection on the slopes, and more.
Your skiing or snowboarding safety strategy should also extend to your equipment, including woven lanyards. For winter athletes concerned about safety, breakaway lanyard attachments detach easily, ensuring that you won’t end up in any literal snags or tangles.
If you’re interested in ordering custom lanyards for skiing or snowboarding, the Woven Lanyards team can help. We offer 100 percent customizable full-color lanyards, and our designers can work with you to create one-of-a-kind keepsakes. For more information, call us today at (847) 424-1900 or email email@example.com.