Sliding down a mountain through fresh and untouched powder which is sparkling in the sun gives you one of the most amazing and incredible feelings on Earth. However snow peaks topped with a clear blue sky can bring both an unforgettable and dangerous experience.
Another important point is balance. It’s not that easy to balance while sliding down a mountain. You have to get used to your own stance which is comfortable enough and stable on the move.
You should follow a certain dress code in order to stay warm. Keep you eye on the weather forecast every morning before you get dressed to make sure you’ll stay warm for the whole day. It is also noteworthy that a well-equipped skier or snowboarder has to wear sunglasses or goggles. Protecting your eyes whilst skiing and snowboarding on the slopes is essential to avoid snow blindness. Try to choose the best quality goggles you can afford for maximum protection.
Remember that cotton under layer is not the best choice. It’s much better to wear a thermal layer next to your skin. Wear layers of clothes instead of warm sweaters and have only one pair of socks. In addition you have to be sure to have a waterproof outside layer.
Protecting your skin from sun, cold and wind is also essential. You do not feel the sun’s rays reflected by snow which makes them more dangerous and powerful. Some sun cream can protect you from rays and at the same time stop wind and cold.
In order to protect yourself from injuring, you should get into good physical shape. Following some fitness routine and doing exercises on a regular basis can complement your body with the flexibility it needs for skiing and snowboarding.
Being well-equipped is also a good way to protect yourself. Be certain to have the best ski equipment possible. Be sure to wear a ski helmet to prevent you from any kind of head injury, professional boots to provide your feet and ankles with stability and support, elbow guards, knee pads as well as a padded jacket and pants.
If you want to learn fast - ski with people who are more skillful than you. There is always something new to learn and train, whether it is how to hit a specific jump, or how to carve a better turn.
Make the most of the winter,