New Ski Film launch parties and first snowfall in the mountains signals ski and snowboard season is coming soon! I’m very excited. Winter is here. Soon we will all be making laps. These 5 tips will help you get the most out of every turn this season.
Fit to ski. Take time now to prepare your legs for the thigh burning fun. If just starting out, best to check in with a fitness professional and get a program tailored for you. Start out with biking and or running for at least 30 minutes a day for a minimum 4 days a week. In addition to general cardio, leg strength program and most importantly a core workout will be key. Core strength is a great way to prevent injury and added stretching is always a must.
Get gear. Don’t forget to check your gear and make sure it is all in working order. Key is not only to get your skis tuned up but have your bindings checked and make sure your ski boots still have a proper binding interface. A good place to have your gear checked out is Sporting Life with two location – Southcentre Mall and opening October 5th, 2017, Market Mall (now that is super exciting! #UnlikeAnyStoreInTheWorld ). Want to win $2500 worth of gear- yeah! We’ll don’t miss this contest- you have up until October 4th to sign up
For more specific information on how to take care of your gear- both Fall and Spring check out my previous post on Spring Gear prep
Stoke. Don’t miss every Ski Film debut. Check out the latest from Warren Miller Entertainment as this years film features Fernie Alpine Resort ski patrol and another one of our favorites is Full Part by The BurrrLapz crew led by the very talented skier and videographer, Dylan Siggers.
Get the Buyers Guides. It’s a ritual and support your favorite Ski and Snowboard Magazines. Check out SKI Magazine, Ski Canada Magazine, SBC Skier, King Snow, Forecast, Freeskier and Mountain Magazine to name a few. Now your pumped up and ready to ski! Don’t forget to get dressed up and book your deals now to save dough. More on that.
Get your mountain look on. Time to grow that beard, wear your plaid and get that puffy out. Fall is sure a sweet time but Winter is the best!
More on Gear Up for Ski Season here
Toque & cooler love. This is perfect way to share your taste for adventure. New hat and one of tricked out coolers from Yeti.
Say no to cheap coolers here and check out my favorite – The Tundra
Get your cabin in the woods. Lastly this is also a very good time to book your ski vacation as many ski resorts have their early booking offers and usually that is the best price on the prime time of the season. Check out some of the really cool private homes that are available at Kicking Horse and Fernie as these places go very quickly – they are perfect for that special family getaway or for your group of ski buddies!
Some more info in this Summer Hiking story that showcases great lodging options for your ski vacation