5 Things To Keep In Mind Before Your First Day Of The Season

5 Things To Keep In Mind Before Your First Day Of The Season

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5 Things To Keep In Mind Before Your First Day Of The Season

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5 Things To Keep In Mind Before Your First Day Of The Ski Season

1. Be prepared for boot pain: It’s been months since you last jammed your foot into a ski boot. Added to this, the liners of your ski boots have most likely lost the impression of your foot. To get through the first few days grab some Ibuprofen and a flask of Jaeger and DON’T OVER BUCKLE YOUR BOOTS. This will only make the problem worse.

2. Gather your gear ahead of time: There is nothing worse then arriving at the ski resort on opening day only to find you forgot a critical ski item. To keep this from happening to you, make a checklist of all your ski gear, gather each item and pack it into a bag ahead of time.

Unofficial Checklist: Gloves, Goggles, Helmet, Ski Socks, Ski Pants, Ski Jacket, Ski Pass, Skis (both of them), Boots, Bindings, Poles, Sunscreen, positive attitude.

3. Check your gear: Look over your gear and check the DIN settings. If you see something funny, fix it or take it to a shop. You might also want to check the bases and edges of your skis. Your bases have dried up over the summer and your edges may have rusted.

4. Watch out for other skiers: Chances are you’re not the only skier on the hill who is enjoying their first day of the season. Nothing will ruin your day faster then a collision with some knucklehead who is still drunk from the night before.

5. Keep them hands forward: It’s your first day snow sliding of the season, so you’re going to be skiing like garbage on your first day out. Even the top pros need time to regain the muscle memory required to ski gracefully. One thing to keep in mind…. Keep your hands forward and out in front of you. This will work wonders in keeping your upper body quiet and facing down hill.

 

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