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Stretching for Skiing 101

The Best Stretches for Ski Season I once heard a celebrated ski racer of the 1980’s say to some admiring fans, “Yes I stretch every morning.” He then mimicked a big yawn and stretched his arms up over his head. The onlookers laughed nervously, and all wondered to themselves if he was being serious or […]

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Ski Performance Secrets

Ski Nutrition Proper Nutrition Can Supercharge Your Performance on the Slopes A good ski specific diet is aimed at helping you carbo load and hydrate. Is there a better way to meet these two dietary food goals than a good craft beer supplemented by pepperoni pizza and a 2-pound chocolate mud-pie?  Yes, there certainly is, […]

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Your Best Training Move for a Better Ski Season

Ski Training   The Body Weight Single Leg Squat and Full Weighted Squat One surefire way to set yourself up for better performance and durability this ski season is by focusing on your squats. During Chris Fellows’ 30 years as a ski instructor, he has seen many skiers repeat the same patterns of limited movement, […]

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Mountain Flow State: Trail Running with MSR’s Martin Maisonpierre

Why Start Trail Running In A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway famously wrote of his alpine adventures in Austria that, “Anything you ran down from, you had to climb up. That gave you legs that were fit to run down with.” While “Papa” was talking about ski touring, for Martin Maisonpierre the same could be said […]

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Downhill Mountain Biking: Fear, Freedom & Death-Defying Endos

Downhill Mountain Biking Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado ski instructor Kevin Jordan is the area’s mountain bike coordinator in the summer, helping everyone from rank beginners to daredevil dirt demons refine their two-wheel skills. A lifetime skier, Jordan said that, “Once I got into mountain biking, I stopped chasing winters around the world.” “I love being able to […]

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Of Oceans and Mountains: Standup PaddleBoarding with C4’s Todd Bradley

Standup PaddleBoarding Freerider is probably the best term to describe someone who exhibits a certain level of grace, power, and expertise as they ski, telemark, or snowboard down a mountain. But what would you call someone who does all three—and even skate skis—with equal ease? Or who goes uphill with the same speed and time-honed […]

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Get & Stay Fit For Ski Season

Get Fit For Ski Season Most skiers simply ski themselves into ski shape. But there’s no question you can make the transition to winter easier by preparing your body in advance, especially if you commit a little thought to what you’re working and why. This list offers a few proven fitness-focused ways you can fast […]

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Powder, Groomers and Bumps

How to Ski Powder, Groomers, and Bumps Powder Powder is what we live for, floating through bottomless snow. We grow addicted to that sense of weightless control. It’s the closest most of us get to flying unburdened by wings. Truly, there are two kinds of powder skiing: resort powder and wild powder. Resort powder lies […]

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