New Year Resolutions for Skiers And Snowboarders

New Year Resolutions for Skiers And Snowboarders

Whether stretching more, or learning how to ski tour – the New Year brings the opportunity to commit to a few self-improvements. 

As the New Year approaches, it’s time to rustle up resolutions befitting an avid skier or snowboarder. 

Rather than an customary attempt to cut down on drinking, why not use this time to educate yourself. Whether stretching more, or learning how to ski tour – the new year brings the opportunity to commit to a few self-improvements. 

From sorting out that dodgy mountain playlist to eating more greens – our suggested resolutions are ideal for any mountain addicts.

Stretch more

yoga New Year Resolutions for Girl Skiers and Snowboarders

It really is simple, but yoga is a lifesaver.

Even a short stretch routine can prevent injury and flexibility. It’s also great for your mental health and wellbeing.

Find a class in the mountains, or just search on YouTube. There’s a ton of options out there for whatever level or style of yoga that tickles your fancy. 

Sort out your mountain playlist

Sort out your mountain playlist  New Year Resolutions for Girl Skiers and Snowboarders

How many times can you listen to “Acid Rap” on repeat? 

Sure, it was a great album by Chance, but listening to the same lyrics on the same song on the same album can really ruin the riding vibe.

You know when you’ve killed a song by overplaying it. Do yourself a favour and update your riding playlist.

Eat more greens

Eat More Greens  New Year Resolutions for Girl Skiers and Snowboarders

Living in the mountains, or being a ski bum means you most likely exist on a diet of potatoes, bread and cheese combined in a variety of ways. 

The presentation of these combinations can be creative: from melted cheese over potatoes with bread to mop up the stray cheese sauce. Perhaps you tuck into a fondue with potatoes and bread to dip in or, a bowl of French fries slathered with cheese. The list can go on. 

Yet – all of these foods are beige coloured.

Hence, the New Year’s aim is to eat something bright and vibrantly coloured – green, red, orange or zesty yellow. Essentially try to gobble a piece of fruit or some vegetables each day.

Your health (and waistline) will be much improved with these additions. 

Learn the local language

Learn the local language. New Year Resolutions for Girl Skiers and Snowboarders

If you’re doing a season, learning a few basics in the local language is not only rewarding, but also much appreciated by the locals.

Although trying to communicate in foreign lands with gung-ho gestures is possible, you look like a wally. Some resort to still speaking in their native language – but louder, whilst others turn into superb charades players gesticulating wildly. However, it could be a lot easier if you just learn a few phrases. 

Swot up with a book, or find a course online. Use this chance spent in the mountains to give learning the local language a red-hot go.

Don’t be shy about making mistakes. After all, everyone had to learn once upon a time. And you certainly won’t regret being able to babble away over beers at the bars with your new found linguistic skills.  

Take A Mountain Safety Course

Take A Mountain Safety Course New Year Resolutions for Girl Skiers and Snowboarders

It’s plain reckless to venture into the backcountry without adequate preparation, so improving your avalanche awareness is (quite literally) a life-saver of a New Year’s resolution.

Take a mountain safety course to assist you with decision making skills and risk management in avalanche terrain.

Learn how to use avalanche equipment and improve your search and rescue techniques. Practice with your kit – and your riding buddies – relentlessly. Wise up about snow stability. Arm yourself with all the information you can gather about the conditions.

After all, the best way to survive an avalanche is to avoid one. Deadly true advice.



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