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Preparation before skiing

Before skiing, thorough preparation is important to maximize safety, comfort, and fun on the slopes. Here are some essential steps for preparation:

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  1. Physical fitness: Start a fitness program weeks or months in advance that improves strength, endurance, and flexibility. Exercises that strengthen the leg muscles, core, and balance are particularly helpful.
  2. Equipment check: Make sure your ski equipment (skis, bindings, ski boots, poles) is in good condition. Have your bindings adjusted by a professional and check if the skis are waxed and the edges are sharpened.

  3. Appropriate clothing: Wear several layers of weather-appropriate clothing. A thermal base layer, an insulating mid layer, and a waterproof but breathable outer layer are recommended. Don't forget gloves, a hat, and ski goggles.

  4. Safety equipment: A helmet is essential. In addition, protectors such as back protectors may be useful depending on skill level and terrain.

  5. Sun protection: Even on cloudy days, use high SPF sunscreen and sunglasses or ski goggles to protect against UV radiation.

  6. Hydration and nutrition: Drink plenty of water and eat a balanced meal before skiing. Skiing burns a lot of calories, and good nutrition and hydration are important for energy and concentration.

  7. Knowledge of slope rules and conditions: Familiarize yourself with local slope rules and check the weather and snow conditions. Be aware of your abilities and choose slopes that match your skill level.

  8. Warm-up exercises: Do light warm-up exercises before skiing to stretch your muscles and prevent injuries.

  9. Ski course or refresher: Especially for beginners or if you haven't been on skis for a long time, taking a ski course may be helpful.

  10. Travel planning and accommodation: Make sure your travel plans and accommodations are well organized to avoid stress.

By following these steps, you can best prepare for a safe and enjoyable day of skiing.

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