Finding inner peace—and better skiing—through powder turns in La Parva, Chile.
Our editor recently chased winter and one of the world's best skiers 14 hours south of the equator to La Parva, Chile. Five days skiing off-piste with big-mountain sage Ingrid Backstrom is awfully enlightening. Here's what she learned. (Click here to read her Day 1 dispatch)
We asked athletes how they stay fit during the off-season (when they aren’t in South America).
The best skiers know there’s a direct correlation between summer activities and winter abilities. But when the temperature spikes and the sun starts to shine, it’s easy to forget the challenges of carving out turns, enduring tough terrain, and ripping through powder. We asked some of the sport’s strongest athletes what they do to cross-train before ski season.
We asked Dr. Clare Foss, a high altitude skin care expert, for the do’s and don’ts of sunscreen and skin safety—whether it's at the beach or on the slopes.
Why Wear It?
No matter your beliefs about the state of our ozone, one thing is certain: It does not shield you from the sun’s harmful rays. Your safest option is wearing clothing that doesn’t expose skin, such as pants, long-sleeves, and wide-brim hats. However, that isn’t always practical. Cue the Coppertone. Wearing sunscreen will decrease your risk of developing skin cancer, slow the aging process to prevent, and protect your skin to improve its overall appearance.