Hey, don’t be embarrassed to try it… a ski lesson at the start of the season is always a great way to reinforce proper technique. Regardless of how many years of experience you have under your belt, lessons are for everyone. Your muscles will thank you for the refresher course and you’ll be more confident in your abilities, preventing any harm to those precious knees of yours.
A simple warm up before a full day of skiing is an awesome way to fire up your muscles and strengthen your knees. In fact, I would say it’s absolutely necessary for all skiers. Exercises like double leg squats, single leg squats, side-to-side skaters and side planks are a great way to start. But be careful here – you will want to make sure you have the correct form while doing these warm ups or else you could do more harm than good! Additionally, you should stretch your hamstrings, calves, quads, glutes and arms for at least 30 minutes beforehand!