We’re still digging out from Winter Storm #2 and storms #3 and #4 are already in the forecast! As the snow pack builds over the next month or so, this is the perfect time to also be building your backcountry skiing fitness base. A complete ski conditioning program should include elements of aerobic and anaerobic fitness, plyometric resistance, and strength training. The aerobic conditioning will get you up the skin track; the anaerobic conditioning will enable you to link turns for hundreds of vertical at a time; the plyometric resistance training will prepare your body for dynamic skiing movements in ever changing snow conditions; and the strength training will build overall power and will help to prevent injury.
Please Note: The Boulder Rock Club offers ski conditioning classes free for all members. Tuesdays at 5:45pm and Wednesdays at 12pm.