The Importance of Endurance for Ski Season and How to Prepare
By Brooke Danielson
To boost your endurance on the slopes you should have a solid regimen of cardio in the weeks leading up to your first day hitting the slopes. Aim for longer sustained effort cardio, not necessarily HIIT, for example, swimming, cycling and running.
Cycling and running are great ways to build your endurance because you simply increase the amount of time you're on your bike (or on your feet) incrementally. Swimming is an ideal total body workout, which will help prep you for uphill skiing and climbs, whereas cycling and running are more lower-body focused, translating to strength on the downhill.
Photos by Tony Prikryl for Aztech Mountain
See You On The Slopes!