Monday, February 8, 2016

How to “last” on skis

When years start piling up, there's always a point when it feels like skiing is more work and that it might all be going downhill from there.
It doesn't have to be that way.

Just like you do for your smart phone, begin to set your body on “energy-saving” mode:
  • Ski light, by this I mean mentally; in other words, you must act and feel “light” on snow. 
  • Use speed wisely and as much as you can to execute your turns; slow-mo costs energy! 
  • Ski less hours during the day, but ski more often (at your age, no one should expect you to be at work, right?) 
  • Shorten the length of your skis and you'll turn with less efforts. 
  • Keep your boards in tip-top shape. 
  • Occasionally, ski some challenging stuff to augment and maintain your skills. 
  • More importantly get rid of any nefarious thoughts like “you're too old” or “you can't do it!” 
Good luck and have more fun much longer!

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