The end of the ski season arrives and we are usually left wanting more. This is one of the things that keeps skiing so special. With a significant pause in the performance of the sport we love. The summer is an opportunity to keep ourselves in shape and prepared for next winter. So lets discuss how to prepare for skiing.
Honing your muscles and movements, as well as taking care of your equipment. We have some tips and advice on how to prepare for your next winter ski season.
So, what are you waiting for? Before you know it, it’ll be time to head back to the mountains!
Get Your Summer Workout Sorted
It’s no secret that skiing as a sport requires strength and power output from your body and movements. One of the most important things you can do over the summer to prepare yourself for next season, is to maintain your workout routine. We have in depth workout routines for skiers here.
Stronger muscles, improved cardiovascular fitness, and increased flexibility will do wonders for your technique on the slopes.
This point goes hand in hand with the first. It goes without saying that the more good stuff you put in, the more you’ll get out.
Its quite simple really, eat a balanced diet using whole un-processed foods and you will see and feel a difference. Nutrition does not need to be a technical process. If you start introducing more healthy proteins and fats into your diet throughout the summer. You’ll be a lean skiing machine by the time the winter season rolls around.
Although tempting on a summery evening, try and limit your alcohol consumption, avoiding sugary drinks and replacing them with sparkling water.
Rest and Restore
Equally as important as working out, the summer months are a great opportunity to rest and restore your body.
We all need a little R&R now and again, and the summer is the perfect excuse to do something different. A short break from skiing will leave you refreshed and raring to go when you get back on the mountain.
Give Your Ski Equipment Some TLC
Now your training and nutrition has a plan, it’s time to turn your attention to your ski equipment.
Properly looked after skis can help reduce the risk of injury and improve your technique.
To maintain your skis at home, we guide you through everything you need. Take a look at our guide, how to wax your skis at home.
Alternatively, you can leave it to the experts and place your skis in storage over the summer where they can undergo maintenance by expert ski technicians.
Plan Your Next Ski Season
Finally, summer is a great opportunity to start planning your next ski trip.
With a little extra time on your hands, you can research different ski resorts, accommodation, lessons and off-piste activities in the area.
Here’s some of our top ski resort picks;
- Chamonix – best for challenging pistes and snowboarding opportunities
- Megeve – best for cruising and occaisional challenges.
- St Gervais – best for all round pick mid mountian of terrain
- Les Contamines – best for relaxed vibes and clear slopes
Once you’ve picked your perfect ski resort, it’s time to get booking.
Alps2Alps provide professional, reliable ski transfers to all major ski destinations in the Alps. For cut-price ski transfers that never compromise on quality, a ski transfer with Alps2Alps is the hassle-free option for regular skiers.
Then get your skiing and snowboarding organised with us, from one to one tuition, guided off piste skiing, group tuition, and courses. Get in touch or book online directly.