Keeping You Safe on the Slopes: This Season: “Ride Responsibly”

Keeping You Safe on the Slopes: This Season: “Ride Responsibly”

For some of us, the winter season isn't complete without strapping on our skis and hitting the slopes, but have you considered how mountain resorts keep snowsports lovers safe? Look no further than Nissan's brand-new X-Trail Mountain Rescue!

The vehicle plays a central part of Nissan's 'Ride Responsibly' campaign, aimed at boosting responsible, courteous behaviour on the slopes and reminding riders that the best way to use a rescue vehicle is by ensuring you never need one in the first place.

Flawlessly calibrated for rugged, mountainous terrain, the daringly designed X-Trail Mountain Rescue is fitted with Nissan's e-4ORCE all-wheel drive system and is able to react a remarkable 10,000 times per second to changing levels of grip. This makes sure that even the most treacherous of conditions ski resorts can throw at the model – from blizzards to black ice - are no challenge.

To allow for easily moving injured skiers, the back seats of the car have been removed to give more room for stretchers to be inserted and taken away. To the exterior, the Mountain Rescue is impossible to miss, equipped with a siren, flashing bar and powerful lights to make it clearly visible and audible. For those out of power and in need of a vehicle tow, the concept also boasts reinforced towing hooks on both the front and back bumpers.

"Encouraging safe, courteous behaviour on ski resorts is crucial. It has therefore been great to work with Nissan on Ride Responsibly to elevate the important message of safety on and off the slopes," commented Federico Maquignaz, President of Cervino S.P.A, the ski lifts.

Want to see this lifesaving vehicle for yourself? It is being displayed in the Italian resort of Cervinia throughout this season. The Ride Responsibly campaign is also rolling out across the resorts of Monterosa (Italy), Val Thorens and Serre Chevalier (France) and Garmisch (Germany) this winter.

Dreaming of the ultimate model for safety in ski resorts? Nissan's X-Trail Mountain Rescue shows us just what that could look like!