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Skiing puts intense pressure on muscles and joints and requires levels of physical activity that are unusual in everyday life.

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Whether you are an expert skier or have just booked your first trip to the snow, it’s vital that you get yourself fit for the slopes!

Unlike most holidays, skiing is a physically demanding pastime, and while that’s part of the thrill, it’s also a reason why you need to be prepared. If you’re not fit enough to ski for a week on holiday, it can be stressful, painful – and a waste of money as you’ll find yourself cutting short days due to tiredness.

Taking a few simple steps to improving your overall fitness and training specific muscles will not only mean you can ski for longer, but will help you avoid more serious injury.
Ski Safe!

Most injuries are traumatic, caused by being on dangerous terrain, lift accidents, falls, and collisions. Often, fatigue after a long day on the slopes or poor judgment can be blamed for injuries.
  • Don’t Ski/snowboard without rest
  • Don’t exceed your body conditioning/fitness
  • Don’t Ski/snowboard above your ability level
  • Don’t use Improper/faulty equipment
  • Don’t go off trail or in closed areas
  • ALWAYS observe posted warning signs
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Be sure you are in good physical condition when you set out on a ski outing. If you are out of shape, select ski runs carefully and gradually build your way up to more challenging trails.

Many ski injuries happen at the end of the day, when people over exert themselves to finish that one last run before the day's end. A majority of these injuries can easily be prevented if you prepare by keeping in good physical condition and stopping when you are tired or in pain.
Stay on marked runs and avoid potential avalanche areas such as steep hillsides with little vegetation. Watch out for rocks and patches of ice on the ski runs. Pay attention to warnings about upcoming storms and severe drops in temperature. Make adjustments for icy conditions, deep snow powder, and wet snow.
Wear several layers of light, loose and water- and wind-resistant clothing for warmth and protection. Layering allows you to accommodate your body's constantly changing temperature.

Buy or rent boots and bindings that have been set, adjusted, maintained and tested. Check the binding of each ski before skiing. The bindings must be properly adjusted to your height and weight.

Wear appropriate protective gear, including goggles and a helmet.
Understand and abide by all rules of the ski resort. Know general safety rules of skiing, such as how to safely stop, merge, and yield to other skiers.

Skiers should ski with partners and stay within sight of each other. If one partner loses the other, stop and wait.

Make sure everyone is aware of proper procedures for getting help if injuries occur.

THE ANATOMIE PREPARE TO SKI PROGRAMME

You wouldn't want a preventable injury to cut your ski holiday short if you knew you could prevent it!
We can help you avoid pain or injury this ski season

Prepare to Ski Assessment …. £42

Resolve any underlying injuries before you go away.

Find out how much RISK you are at for a ski injury by identifying areas of weakness and instability and potential injury risks

Based on the assessment findings we will advise you on how you can specifically prepare to help reduce your injury risk and improve your “ski fitness”

The Anatomie “Ski Fit” Courses

We can help you get your body prepared for the slopes with bespoke strength and conditioning sessions that will help you improve your fitness, strength and balance.
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To find out more
Call 020 8907 7666
Email harrow@anatomie.co.uk
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