Staying secure and connected on the slopes is simple with OnStar
The history of skiing is a timeline of innovation. Skis themselves were a revolution at the time of their invention, giving Scandinavian people the ability to cross wetlands and marshes mid-winter when they froze over. Since then, the development of advanced bindings, chairlifts, snowmobiles and various protective equipment have all propelled the sport toward a better, safer future. But it’s not enough just to be safe on a mountain; it’s also critical to stay connected.
Better than most, Montana skier Claire Mitchell understands that balance.
“With skiing, you kind of have to be hyperpresent in the moment,” Claire says. “Every time you go, it’s something different. Safety is really, really important. It sets the foundation for any good day … and then you can have fun.”
Since moving to Montana on something of a whim back in 2017, Claire’s appreciation for safety and connectivity on the mountain has only grown. Between the thrill of adventure and breathtaking alpine views, skiing is an exciting sport, but Claire understands it can also involve risk — whether brought on by inclement weather or unforeseen events. Which is why her philosophy is always safety — and connectivity — first.
“I still have a little bit of nerves every single time, and I would like it to stay that way, I think.”
Fortunately, with its robust suite of services, OnStar®* provides the ability to both stay connected and be safe. So whether Turn-by-Turn Navigation* is getting you there and back, Roadside Assistance* is your helping hand in an icy time of need, or the OnStar Guardian® app* is helping you find your way back home from the backcountry, OnStar has a solution for virtually any mountainside issue.
“You always just want to feel like you’re able to connect with whomever you’re with,” Claire says. “Having OnStar gives me that peace of mind.”