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Ski Tips

30 Minute a Day Ski Training | Tuesday & Friday

Prep for your ski season or ski vacation in 30 minutes or less.

The following will be your workout for Tuesday and Friday during this 4 week progression. Each week you will add a round of Part 1 and 3 and increase the work-to-rest ratio (described below) as well as add a round of Part 2. All of these exercises should be able to be performed in under 30 minutes. No dumbells at home? No problem, doing these movements without weight will still be beneficial. Happy Training!

Warm Up [3 Rounds]

8 Air Squats

30 Minute a Day Ski Training | Monday & Thursday

Prep for your ski season or ski vacation in 30 minutes or less.

The following will be your workout for Monday and Thursday during this 4 week progression. Each week you will add an additional rep into your Quadzilla Complex (described below). All of these exercises should be able to be performed in under 30 minutes. No dumbells at home? No problem, doing these movements without weight will still be beneficial. Happy Training!

 

Warm Up [3 Rounds]

5 In-place Lunges

How to Ski: Catching Air

No one ever got hurt in the air, right? And with practice and planning, the landings will go just fine.

Remember when ski areas knocked down or roped off anything that got us a little light? Thankfully that mindset has changed. Not everyone is ready for the biggest booter in the park, but these days resorts are building features for all abilities, and we can all experience the feeling of flight.

Deer Valley Ski Lessons With Ole

Learn how to ski from the certified instructors at Deer Valley Resort.

How to Ski Powder

Ravaged by today’s surfacing-skimming fat skis, fresh snow tracks out quickly. Want your share? Bring fundamental groomer skills to your deep-snow game.

Wide skis are nothing new—they’ve been around for a long time. But today’s powder skis are different weapons, blending width, sidecut, and rocker in ways that make them amazingly good at what they do.

How to Ski Stowe

Add a run on overlooked Lookout, and it’s a fearsome Front Five, not Four. The skiing doesn’t get any tougher anywhere in America.

How to Get Ready for Ski Season

A new season, a fresh start, a great time to focus on the fundamentals. While you wait for snow, think about the building blocks of ripping technique.

At this time of year it’s easy to get excited about the latest gear. Whatever the terrain or conditions, skiing well means having the correct equipment for the job. Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight.

Unfortunately, effective technique isn’t something you can buy.

How to Ski Taos's Kachina Peak

This former hike-to terrain is now lift-served and open to anyone willing—and able—to ski a double-black back down.

A Year of Magical Skiing

From Blah to Badass: Jo Piazza
From Blah to Badass: Jo Piazza
This skier's going from "blah" to "badass." Jo Piazza talks about learning to ski better.

I’m cold and I’m tired. Through puffs of a cigarette, my very French ski instructor is rattling off commands, but I can’t hear him through my hat and helmet. I nod anyway, and chunks of snow fall from my hair, matted there after a particularly rough spill on the last run.

I remember my first ski trip vividly: being bundled up like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, the sting of snow in my face the first time I fell doing a snowplow, the warmth of my dad’s arm wrapped protectively around me on my very first chairlift ride.

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