Holidays are all about indulgence, and ski holidays are no different – what with the chalet cakes, mountain-top pizzas and après-ski mulled wines. But don’t feel too guilty, because skiing has pretty good fat-burning potential.   How many calories can you burn skiing? It really depends on you and the type of slopes you’re tackling – moguls and black runs will burn a lot more than gentle greens. But even beginners who aren’t spending much time on steeper slopes can easily burn off their morning…Continue Reading “HOW MANY CALORIES DOES SKIING BURN?”

There’s nothing like the thrill of sliding down the slopes on skis (or board) – but just like any sport, there is a chance of getting hurt. The right preparation and tips can help you stay safe on the mountain, leaving you with more time to spend creating some of the best memories of your life. Is skiing dangerous? Millions of people go on ski or snowboard holidays each year, and very few end up getting hurt – only around 2%. You’re actually more likely…Continue Reading “SKI INJURIES AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM”

A week of skiing requires a good level of fitness, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a mountain newbie. So before heading up to the peaks, try to get in some workouts to get ski-fit – not only will you enjoy the slopes more, but you’ll strengthen those key muscles, meaning there’ll be less risk of injury. You don’t have to be a member of a gym either. Instead, get slope-ready in the comfort of your own home with our online workout plan inspired by…Continue Reading “GET FIT FOR SKIING”

A traditional mode of transport in Northern Europe, cross-country skiing has been around for yonks and in a world of high speeds and 1080 spins, it’s often labelled a ‘niche’ hobby. Across Scandinavia though, the habit retains its popularity, holding high status as a leisure pursuit and an exercise.

Perfectly groomed cross-country trails under the Northern Lights in Geilo, Norway
Perfectly groomed cross-country trails under the Northern Lights in Geilo, Norway

The advantages to cross-country skiing are plenty; not only can it be learnt pretty quickly, but it’s also a great workout. Plus, unlike its downhill counterpart where skiers are often restrained to queues, cold lifts, busy slopes and over-full cafes, cross-country skiers glide silently past.

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Just because the snow melts and the lifts stop, doesn’t mean we have to forget about our favourite sport. Of course, you could head to a glacier or even fly to the Southern Hemisphere to get on the piste, but there’s no need to go that far to stay in shredding shape. Here’s five things you can do throughout the summer to keep fit for the slopes. 1. Mountain Biking The UK has one of the biggest mountain bike industries in the world, having grown…Continue Reading “5 summer activities to keep fit for the slopes”