Outdoor Winter Safety
Winter is the signature season of Minnesota. It's normally a long season of cold temperatures and snow and ice that can last from November through April. Winter doesn't slow Minnesotans down. We are just as mobile, social and active during the winter as we are during the summer months. But in order to ensure a safe and enjoyable winter, it is critical to be informed and aware of the potential risks and hazards associated with winter and how to avoid them.
The topics below describe some of the more common risks and hazards and how to prepare for or avoid them and are found in the Outdoor Winter Safety Link.
- Thin Ice
- Keeping Children Safe
- Access and Functional Needs
- Winter Sports and Activities
- Frostbite and Hypothermia
- Snow Shoveling - The Scoop About Snow Shoveling