Just like in any other outdoor activity, being physically fit will help you enjoy skiing more as well as prevent injury. Before you hit the slopes, get involved in a cardiovascular and strength training routine so that you can make the most out of every run once the snow sticks. Include stretching in your training, especially the calves, quads and hamstrings, so that you are more comfortable on the slopes and do not cramp or fatigue prematurely.
- Whether it's alpine, cross-country, telemarking, or randonee, skiing provides millions of people with healthy fun during the winter. Ski resorts line the hills from coast to coast, or simply head out into the back country to burn calories quickly.