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I have been skiing since the 2005-06 season and so as this season. I have been to my resort, Mad River Mountain many times. And i got a season pass with unlimited lessons, which i have used a lot. And its almost March:, which is when they close down , depending on the weather. So what can you do over the summer to be ready for the next season. im talking about fitness and maybe anything that will just improve on your skiing.
and when you go skiing for the first time for the season, does it seem that it kinda puts you in the back seat because you have not skied for a while? ( i wouldnt know this because i just started last year and i wasnt that good then but now i got lessons and i can do a 360 on the snow and edges and all this other stuff which helped me out a whole lot)
Thanks, Chris
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What hurts?

What is most sore after a lot of skiing? Work on that over the summer.

In my case, last year my back ached after several days skiing hard. So in the run up to this year at the gym, I concentrated on my back, exercising it in every direction I could think of - situps, reverse situps, side bends holding a dumbbell, twists holding weights in each hand.

Result - this year my back doesn't hurt.

Besides the back stuff, I did a little bit of other strength training and general cardio (which incidentally worked my legs).
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I cant belive you are talking about summer in the middle of ski season :
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I cant belive you are talking about summer in the middle of ski season :

True... but summer only ended a month ago here in New England.
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I cant belive you are talking about summer in the middle of ski season :
Well here in ohio, my resort closed last year on march 9, so its getting close to when they close but i wish it would stay winter.
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Mountain biking. Its got something for everyone- the speed demons get their fill, the gear whores get new stuff to lust after, and the cruisers get to enjoy the outdoors. Works core strength and the legs just as wel as skiing.
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If I were you, I would get my stuff in order, and move out of Ohio and
to someplace that has mountains and a ski season. That would improve your skiing greatly. Oh, and work on building a beer belly while bbqing. Oh, and if your ski season ends that early, you could get a jump on the beer belly watching march madness.
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Well here in ohio, my resort closed last year on march 9, so its getting close to when they close but i wish it would stay winter.
Take a trip to Snowshoe WV, which may not be too far depending on where in Ohio you live. They don't close until April 8 this year. March is often the snowiest month there....
post #9 of 15
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umm im not even old enough to drive so i cant move, and i dont think i will be taking a trip til a year or later
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I'd agree the Mountain Biking is great x-training for skiing. You work strength, aerobic fitness and reaction/coordination. You also do get banged up; a lot more than skiing IMNSHO. Only serious injury I ever suffered was MTBing and so I don't do it any more; just can't risk it. Not that you shouldn't.

If you don't live near MTB trails, there's always inline skating.

Anything you to in the gym be it aerobic or strength is good.

Hiking up hills is good.
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If I were you, I would get my stuff in order, and move out of Ohio and to someplace that has mountains and a ski season. That would improve your skiing greatly. Oh, and work on building a beer belly while bbqing. Oh, and if your ski season ends that early, you could get a jump on the beer belly watching march madness.
Look out, splitter... you're corrupting the youth of America! : Our enthusiastic buddy is all of 13... with an understandable passion for skiing that already has him looking ahead to next season, wherever he can find it. But I'm guessing his parents might have something to say about moving and drinking, if not BBQ?

I, on the other hand, am more than old enough to work on that beer belly, and am looking forward to March Madness. Now if the Tar Heels can find the killer instinct to finish off those close games...
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Look out, splitter... you're corrupting the youth of America! : Our enthusiastic buddy is all of 13... with an understandable passion for skiing that already has him looking ahead to next season, wherever he can find it. But I'm guessing his parents might have something to say about moving and drinking, if not BBQ?

I, on the other hand, am more than old enough to work on that beer belly, and am looking forward to March Madness. Now if the Tar Heels can find the killer instinct to finish off those close games...

LOL.
Yeah i cant drink and i think moving is a big thing to say... but i think i might take a trip in a year or two ( my dad always takes me ) .. maybe like snowshoe or, well just a resort that challanges.
Like i said i go to Mad River Mountain. It's a good place to learn but not a good place to go if your an expert, but its ohio and it is more of a learning resort. Their diamonds could be a green to a blue at a western resort or some eastern resorts - some are a lot bigger than others - like Vermont.
But so far i love going there and i still am learning and i take lessons ( now i have had about 10 maybe more! ) and they said i was a good skier for the short time - started last year.
I have posted all this stuff of what i can do and about my resort. Its weird, I never thought of skiing - my dad told me he went like a long time ago with his friends and it was fun. then i wanted to go. went 3 times first season then next - season pass and unlimited lessons and rental skis.. Now i am getting my own skis and the the same package for next years season.
And i think i will ski for a long time! - i just wish the season was even longer!
Chris
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True... but summer only ended a month ago here in New England.
Summer ended a month ago in new england? wow that seems weird. Winter in ohio is like december through march so whats the other ski seasons..
like the west?
east ?
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Summer ended a month ago in new england? wow that seems weird. Winter in ohio is like december through march so whats the other ski seasons..
like the west?
east ?
we had a very bad early season this year.
It did not really get cold till MLK day (more or less)
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we had a very bad early season this year.
It did not really get cold till MLK day (more or less)

Oh, i think my resort is gonna close down in like a week or so ... its been raining today and they said they are closing the tubing park after this sunday but nothing about the trails yet..
O i wish i could go somewhere - like snowsnoe or a big resort in the east..
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