Tips to Get You Ready for the Ski Season After Quarantine

Before you know it, all of the ski hill will be open, and we’ll all be rushing to get our long johns and ski and snowboard boots organized. Yes ski and snowboard season is upon us and having had it end so abruptly in early 2020 means we all need to take a bit of extra care before hitting the slopes with the kids again. That’s why today I’m focusing on tips to get you ready for the ski season after quarantine.

Before you can get the kids ready, you as the parent needs to get ready as well! Remember all that gear you needed to drag from the parking lot to the chalet? Yeah, it’s time for you to get back into shape. You may have started already, but I know that during this lock down, my exercise routine fell by the waist-side.

Read my get ready for ski and snowboard season exercise guide created by Mel.

Now is the perfect time to start a solid gym routine and focus on lower body and core. Squats, burpees, deadlifts, lunges, and calf raises is perfect for lower body. Planks, burpees, crunches and side crunches will get you going again for the core (and will help your arms as well). Don’t forget to add some cardio! I aim for at least 30 minutes of running or power walking 3-4 times a week. Read the snowboard mom workout guide for a great routine!

Now that you’re working on your routine, it’s time to get organized. There is nothing worse than stress searching around the house for your kids ski helmet or goggles. Take this time now to organize the kids ski gear, and your ski gear. My tip, put everything in 1 dedicated bin or duffle bag and do not touch it until it’s ski day.

Next up, it’s time to get all the gear tuned up. Make sure the snowboards and skis are waxed and sharpened. Ensure that everything is tuned up and ready to go! You have the time now, so why not take advantage of it and get that gear ready to go. If you aren’ sure how to tune up your gear, head over to a local shop. It will cost any where from $25-$40 to get your gear tuned up, and it’s a total worth wild investment.

Before you know it, all of the ski hill will be open, and we’ll all be rushing to get our long johns and ski and snowboard boots organized. I hope that my tips to get you ready for the ski season after quarantine have been helpful!

Thanks for reading,
Valerie

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