Ski season is just around the corner and if you want to have the best season yet, it’s important to start taking action right now! Make sure you're ready by following the five tips we’ve laid out.
Buy Your Passes Now
No need to wait until the snow falls to book your ski passes. In fact, you can often find great deals and save extra money by signing up early. If you plan on skiing regularly or with family and friends, you may want to ask about group bundle deals and unlimited passes. Each ski lodge will have their own deals for frequent skiers.
Book Your Lodging
One of the best ways to be prepared is to have your lodging set up before the crowds book their holiday getaways. You’ll be able to choose from a greater range of options and may get even better price offers.
Search for ski-in condos, lodges, or nearby homes for rent. Even if you’re planning on spending only a weekend trip, it’s best to start booking earlier than anticipated.
Get in Shape
Skiing is a full-body workout. To be ready for the upcoming season, and to get the most out of your trip, you’ll want to make sure you’re in good shape. If you don’t get in a few weeks of prepping your body, you may end up nursing your sore muscles during the first few days of your stay. For maximum enjoyment, it’s best to come prepared.
Some of the best exercises to prep for the upcoming season are lunges, sit-ups, squats, planks, and burpees. These all use muscles frequently strained during skiing. You should also up your aerobics routine by regularly running, swimming, or biking. This helps prepare your vascular system, so you can stay alert while skiing for long amounts of time.
Upgrade Your Gear
Now that you likely know some of your must-have items for skiing, why not upgrade a few of them for your maximum comfort this year? Whether you need a new jacket, gloves, helmet, skis, boots, or accessories, splurge now before the prices rise even further. If you’re skiing with children, use this time to see what items still fit and what will need to be changed for a new size.
If you aren’t sure what to buy, spend some of the extra time you have now reading reviews and catching up on the latest trends and developments. By the time your trip comes around, you’ll already be ready to go.
Check Your Outerwear
Your outwear can determine the quality of your skiing experience. If the fabric makes you too hot or cold, or is too heavy, it can completely change your ability to properly and safely ski. Try on old jackets to ensure your jackets, ski suits, and accessories are all comfortable and in good shape.
Sometimes excess coldness can be caused when the outer fabric is no longer reistsing moisture. If water begins to soak through your outer gear, you can spray it with DWR to restore its moisture repellent qualities.
If something has a small hole or other signs of wear, you can simply patch it up by using quality spare fabric. Choose a waterproof fabric that matches your coat. You can even craft your own personalized jacket using the breathable, water-resistant, and comfortable selections here at Seattle Fabrics.