It’s  ski season, and that means it’s time to get out your gear and hit the trails with your friends and family. Ski season won’t last long, so use these tips from the start to make this ski season a fun and safe season for you and your family:

Invest In Some Lessons

Everyone is a little rusty after months of not skiing and you don’t want to waste any time on your ski holiday remembering those little tips and tricks that make you a great skier. When you are booking your ski holiday book some lessons to so that you can get a quick refresher on ski techniques. When you take lessons, you’ll get tips from the pros to start your ski holiday off in the most efficient way. You can also usually save some money if you book your trip, your hotel, and your ski lessons all at once.

Stay Hydrated and Moisturized 

You might not feel as thirsty when you’re outside in winter as you do when you’re out in the heat but you are still going to be sweating and losing fluids. It’s important to drink plenty of water throughout the day and keep a water bottle with you. You will need energy to keep skiing too so it’s a smart idea to keep some healthy snacks with you too. High carb energy snacks like sports bars will give you a boost of energy when you need it.

You also need to be sure that you’re wearing sunscreen and lip balm when you’re skiing. The sun’s rays reflected off the snow can be more intense than the summer sun even though it’s cold. Sunscreen is a must to protect your face from sun damage. Your lips will get chapped from the cold and the wind as you’re skiing so a heavy-duty medicated lip balm is essential to eliminate chapped dry lips.

Layer Up

Always dress in layers when you head out to the trails. As you get warm from skiing you can shed some layers if you need to but when you first start out you will be cold and you’ll need the extra warmth. Performance clothing designed to wick sweat away from your skin is the best clothing to wear as a bottom layer close to your skin, then you can layer additional clothes on top of that.

Don’t Give Up

Everyone falls when they ski. It doesn’t matter if you’re a brand-new skier or a seasoned pro. Everyone will fall at some point. If you’re just learning how to ski get some professional lessons and keep practicing. Once you get the hang of It you will you find that there’s nothing better than skiing in the winter.

If you take a few precautions and use these tips as a guide you can enjoy a safe and exciting ski holiday this winter.


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