If you’re like a lot of us, you spend a large portion of the fall, winter and spring months on your phone’s weather app and checking the snow reports waiting for a killer powder day or trying to decide when to take your yearly ski vacation.
While checking your snow totals is a crucial component of choosing the right day to hit the slopes, you also want to make sure that your body is as ready as the mountain and that you know what to do post ski day to help your muscles recover properly. The fact of the matter is that no exercise compares to or uses the same muscles in the same way as skiing.
So whether you’re an avid skier or a novice, understanding what to do to help your muscles recover from skiing will help ensure you have a great time on the mountain. Let’s take a look at some of the most important parts of recovery for skiers.