End of Ski Season To-Do List

STORY BY Emmanuelle Châtel 9th June 2017

With the season quickly drawing to a close, here is a to do list to keep you waiting till your next trip to the mountains

 

 

1. TAKE CARE OF OUR GEAR

Your gear has been with you through thick powder turns, icy mornings, slushy snow, it’s now time to give it a little makeover. Make sure your edges are sharp, your wax is thick, and everything is ready for summer hibernation before you store it.

Also make sure your boots are completely dry before storing them. It might take several days to extract moisture from the fabric and the foam. Once completely dry buckle the boots as you would for skiing to retain the desired shape.

> See here for How To Wax your skis and How to edge your skis

2. PRACTICE TECHNIQUE ON LOCAL INDOOR SNOW/DRY SLOPE

Take advantage of the Summer to keep your skills sharp! Wether you spent your winter progressing from blues to reds, seeking off-piste powder, speed skiing the slopes or landing tricks in the park, don’t let your new skills slide completely during until your next winter holidays. Not only are UK real-snow indoor centres and dry slopes offering us the chance to keep all the skills we’ve achieved, they also provide the perfect location for progression all year round. This means that next snow season, you’ll be showing off some new moves from day one of your winter holidays. Look at a fitness regime too so that you’re in top shape for next season.

> 5 On-Snow Skills To Learn Indoors This Summer

3. LOOK AT FITNESS REGIME SO YOU’RE IN TOP SHAPE FOR NEXT SEASON

Skiing, like other sports, can be demanding on your body. To help you have more pleasure from the sport and to remain injury free it is recommended that you keep your body in shape ahead of the holiday. If you’re not keen on the gym, then even going for a brisk walk will give you a good cardiovascular workout. Think about using the stairs instead of escalators and up your level of exercise in any way you can. Try whenever possible to get yourself a little bit out of breath. Activities such as cycling, running, rowing or stepping for 20 minutes three times a week will provide a solid base.

4. DROOL OVER PICS OF FRESH POWDER IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER

So you are REALLY excited by the time the 2017-18 season rolls up.

5. CONSIDER BOOKING A WEEKEND ON A GLACIER IN OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER

To try out new season gear and maybe get your first powder turns in before the main season starts.

 

6. STUDY FORM OF WORLD BET SKIERS/BOARDERS AHEAD OF 2018 OLYMPICS SO YOU KNOW WHO TO WATCH OUT FOR

Stay on top of the GB team news here

 

7. BOOK FOR NEXT YEAR

It’s not unusual to get these offers over a year in advance, and the main ski season being nearly over there is a mass arrival of early booking deals for winter 2017-18. See a few of them here

> Should You Book Now For Next Winter?

But also keep an eye on announcements of new gear, new destinations, new lifts for next season by following InTheSnow as we’re here all year.

8 – LIVE THE MOUNTAIN ALL YEAR-ROUND

And finally if you can’t resign yourself to leave the mountains there is still plenty of different activities to choose from during the summer…

> 80 Different Mountain Adventure Choices

 

 

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