Prepare your body to be at tip top condition for skiing

There’s no better way to get the best out of your time on the slopes than by being prepared. Try out these six simple ski exercises to get your body in its best shape, so that you can conquer the slopes on your ski holiday.

For experienced skiers

Hitting the slopes this year? If it’s the first time in a while, you’ll probably be a little rusty, especially as you’ll need to use some unfamiliar muscles. So, how do you prepare for a skiing holiday and what are the best stretches to help avoid injuries when on the slopes?

Firstly, there is no substitute for actually skiing. For those of you who already know how to ski, it would be an excellent idea to regain your ski legs on your home terrain or indoor ski slopes before you get to the mountains, so that upon arrival you can head straight up the mountain slopes and feel straight at home on your skis.

For beginner skiers

Taking a lesson or two at a snow dome will give you the knowledge and understanding you need to explore the beautiful mountain resorts to their full potential.

Skiing uses a unique set of muscles and it definitely pays to be prepared for this. Here are six exercises to boost your ski fitness for your holiday and help you reach your best self on skis.

Cardio, strength and flexibility exercises

A person of average weight would burn around 476 calories skiing, so working in a little cardio before your trip isn’t a bad idea if you want to stay on the slopes for a longer period of time.

Jog, swim or run

Whichever is your preference, work on your cardio before you go on your skiing holiday, so your fitness is up to its best level during your time on the slopes.