Ski Fitness – Are you Fit to Ski?
Your general fitness can, of course, have a marked effect on the enjoyment you get from your skiing. This can be especially true for Beginners and early skiers for whom the effort of repeatedly regaining one’s feet (and skis!) can quickly become tiresome. Just a little, regular, exercise will make a huge difference to your holiday, so we’re delighted to provide some tips from Graham Bell to help you get started.
First Day Ski Blues
Most skiers feel the burn in the thighs above all else, but a day on the slopes can also leave you with aching calves, bum, groin, lower back and stomach. No matter how fit you are, your first days skiing always seems to leave you with soreness in muscle groups you did not even know you had.
All the effort you can make before you go skiing will be repaid many times over; if you are fit when you hit the slopes, you’ll be able to ski for longer, feel less tired and will enjoy your skiing a whole lot more.
Our Ski Fitness advice has been kindly provided by Graham Bell, former British Olympic Skier and UK Marketing Director for The Skier’s Edge.