Have a partner and: If you can wear bright colors not black and dark colors much easier to see you in the trees. Carry a whistle and your phone too. If you ski the trees a lot always have a plan with your partner(s) a collection point half way down, at the traverse etc., if two or more lof you enter the trees know where each is going and try to keep the same partner on L or R. Then if you get to the bottom or a traverse out you will know who should be on your L or R or in front on a traverse and who behind.
One long blast on whistle, I am ok put will be a little while, go on without me if you want.
rapid shortblasts, need help !
After 50 plus years of skiing last Feb lst I was leading two ladies thru their lst run in the trees at Silver Mt. Idaho. I was stopping a lot and checking their progress and hit a tree. Broken L wrist, limb puncture thru face, concussion etc. The lst lady behind me was a RN and stayed with me (said I was out for 6 minutes) the other lady got ski patrol. Maybe a minute after I woke up my orthopedic doc I ski with say my skies sticking crossed in the snow and came down too. This was real bad deal and without partners it would have been a lot worse.
Another consideration is always carry a small pocket knife with you. Twice I have either witnessed or came up to an injured skier where I really needed the knife to cut away a pant to find the bleeding spot and apply pressure. Always carry a whistle, phone and knife.