Don’t Be Unprepared This Winter: 3 Tips Before Ski and Snowboard Season
According to a national survey, roughly 33% of Americans ride bikes for recreation. That’s great, but as winter gets closer it’s time to store the bike in the garage and pick up the skis and snowboards instead.
Skiing and snowboarding are two of the most popular winter activities. There is just so much joy in standing at the top of a snowy mountain, with nowhere to go but down the wintery slope with your awesome board or skis. If you’re looking forward to hitting the slopes this year, then it’s important to be prepared.
Visit Ski and Snowboard Shops
You don’t want to be the only person scrambling the day before the trip to get all your equipment. You should make frequent trips to the best ski and snowboard shops around to get high quality snowboards, ski gear, snowshoes, and any other snowboarding or ski equipment you’re going to need this winter. Don’t wait until the last minute — and if you’re in the Boston area, visit Centre Ski and Bike’s snowboard shop today!
Get in Winter Shape
Just because it’s not summer anymore doesn’t mean you have to let your body go and start packing on the holiday weight. If you’re not in at least decent shape, your first ski or snowboard trip will ruin you.
If you truly love skiing and snowboarding, you should prepare your body so you can last throughout the season. If you don’t work at it, you are going to end up feeling extremely sore, run out of steam early, and maybe even seriously hurt yourself. You don’t want your legs to give out when you try that new jump, so keep working out and get in ski and snowboard shape this winter!
In addition to cardio exercises that promote endurance, focus on exercises that enhance the skills you need on the slopes. Working on your balance and flexibility are two essential attributes every skier and snowboarder needs.
Network With Other Skiers and Snowboarders
No one likes to go on a winter trip alone. If a lot of your friends aren’t as into skiing and snowboarding as you are, go online and find local ski and snowboard groups you can join. You’ll be able to find plenty of like-minded people who love the mountains as much as you. Once you connect with the right people, get out there and have a blast!
18 Nov, 2016