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post #1 of 19
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Does anyone have any interesting pre ski routines(warm ups, habits etc.) that you do before skiing or the night before?
post #2 of 19

Night before, if I'm not too busy, I check the forecast and then tune my skis using the temperature appropriate wax.

post #3 of 19

If it's going to be a powder day or it's the first night of an out of town trip, I don't sleep (although I try).

post #4 of 19

Right before I hit the hill, I do a strenuous workout that involves much stretching, bending, pulling, pushing, straining and swearing. Some people don't seem to have so much trouble putting on their boots.biggrin.gif
 

post #5 of 19

I smoke a bowl.

post #6 of 19
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I smoke a bowl.

I just bowl.

post #7 of 19

My warmup routine is very extensive and consists of packing all our crap into the car, putting on the kids boots when we get there, and carrying all the crap to the lift.   I'm usually pretty warmed up by then...  ;)

post #8 of 19

Shot(s) of jager and some stretches.

post #9 of 19

When I get to the slopes I get out of my car, face the mountain, and say 'my name is Inigo Montoya...you killed my father...prepare to die'.

post #10 of 19
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When I get to the slopes I get out of my car, face the mountain, and say 'my name is Inigo Montoya...you killed my father...prepare to die'.
Hahahaha
post #11 of 19
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When I get to the slopes I get out of my car, face the mountain, and say 'my name is Inigo Montoya...you killed my father...prepare to die'.

 

WINNER!!!!!!!!!

post #12 of 19

A lot of times after a long walk uphill with skins on, the first few turns down are awkward. A bit like the feeling when you get of a horse or down from a trampoline.

 

 

So I have a 30 second process I go through to try and adjust myself to bindings and boots that don't hinge, and skis that are now slippery. 

 

Flexing into the boots, trying to lift the heel, sliding the ski forward/back and "skating" the edges in place. 

 

After all, you put the effort in to walk up, might as well crush it on the down. 

post #13 of 19

I just get off the lift and ski. What's the big deal...

 

On weekends now, I get to the first lift about 7:25AM and we're at the main lift by 7:37AM. They let us on that at 7:45AM. We're back for our second run by 7:55AM.

 

Life is good.

post #14 of 19

I always make sure that I have some clothes on. Naked skiing can be hazardous and for some crazy reason some people seem offended by it. The world is a crazy place these days.

post #15 of 19
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Right before I hit the hill, I do a strenuous workout that involves much stretching, bending, pulling, pushing, straining and swearing. Some people don't seem to have so much trouble putting on their boots.biggrin.gif
 

I'm with you.

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When I get to the slopes I get out of my car, face the mountain, and say 'my name is Inigo Montoya...you killed my father...prepare to die'.

LOL! I like your style.

post #17 of 19

I just yell, "Droppin'!"

post #18 of 19
I always have a random, I'm not paying attention, hip-check on the flat. Apparently my limbs aren't connected to my brain until I've done that. Usually happens while trying to talk to a buddy. I don't think I can walk and chew gum at the same time either. . .
post #19 of 19

I don't do a whole lot before skiing. I usually progress into the more technical/difficult terrain after getting "warmed up" on the greens and blues, so I guess I'd consider that my warm up.

 

Typically just 1 green, and 1 blue, and then I head for the good stuff.

 

Though I should say that a hearty breakfast and a nice cup of coffee is usually my preferred pre-ski meal.

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