Preparing for Ski Season
If you plan to explore the backcountry, it’s best to start your ski preparation long before the snow flies. Successful winter seasons begin with ski-specific strength training and exercise. According to Aspen Valley Hospital Physical Therapist Lucy Morgan, it takes about six weeks to get into proper shape for skiing and snowboarding, so start early!
Preventing ski injuries is particularly critical if you plan to tour in the backcountry. Injuries that can be quickly addressed by Ski Patrol on the resort take on a new level of urgency the farther from medical attention you are.