As we head into winter there are plenty of people out there looking to book a holiday in the winter sun. Chasing the sunshine around the world, people are choosing to head off to Australia, Fiji and anywhere south of the equator to catch some rays even during the Christmas period. There are others however you are booking the next break on the slopes.
Skiing season is upon us which means that there is fresh powder on the mountains that begs for new skis to be sliding down them. Being able to don your Wildhorn ski goggles and head down the mountains with your friends is one of the best ways that you can make memories of the ski season. One thing you need to watch out for though, is safety.
Skiing is an epic way to have fun and a fantastic form of exercise, but if you are not prepared enough in advance you are going to end up with an injury which is not what you want on the side of a mountain in the freezing cold. The good news is that we have some of the best safety tips to help you to be prepared so let’s take a look at those below.
Be prepared. Taking a week out of your time to go on the slopes can be exhilarating and exciting and it’s an excellent way to push your adrenaline rush. It’s also completely exhausting! 6 to 8 hours a day of aerobic exercise that requires concentration, strength and flexibility is a lot more than you would get in your office job. To get the most out of your session, prepare yourself nice and early for the day with a good breakfast and all of your equipment including your goggles to protect your eyes and a hat to protect your head. You should also wear a ski helmet if you are planning to go up the mountains on the black or red slopes. You may not need one for a nursery slope, but you should still buy one anyway.
Do a warmup. When you have prepared everything that you need to make sure that you have warmed up your body. The first time you see after a long time makes you feel like you’ve been hit by a train the next day because you’re using all of your muscles and your joints to keep your body upright and steady. Make sure that you are doing a warmup that includes all of your joints including squats and lunches, hill raises and upper body twists. You want to get those key muscle groups firing and ready to go.
Protect yourself. If you are carrying an injury it’s not a good idea to ski. Always take the advice of your doctor and protect yourself if they say that you can go on the slopes.
Take breaks and hydrate. When you are on the slopes, take regular breaks and drink lots of water so that your muscles don’t get too fatigued whilst you are skiing.
Apres-Ski. After you finish skiing, stretch out before you head to the bar for a well-deserved warm drink.
KT is a digital nomad who quit her job, bought a ticket somewhere, got a tan, fell in love with mother nature and she would never return to the normal life that society dictates. You can also connect with her on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @pinaynomad