Monday, October 20, 2014

One Month to Go!

near the base of Alta Ski Area
November 21 is the opening day for Alta this season. Will you be ready to ski that day?

The fall weather is great right now but winter is just around the corner, so before it arrives, get prepared for that first day in the mountains.

Check list:
  • skis: check bindings and clean debris off base if you did a lot of spring skiing. Gunk and wax left on the base won't make that first day very fun.

  • ski boots: shake out the critters so you don't have any surprises when you put your feet in them

  • base layers and ski socks: wash them if you never got around to it at the end of the season

  • gloves, hat/helmet, goggles: track them down

  • snow scrapper/shovel: put them in the car now so you don't forget

  • snow tires: you need them to get to get to Alta--don't wait till the last minute to get them on your car--you'll regret it 
Are you ready???

Stop by the Alta Lodge for breakfast, lunch or apres ski on opening day--we would love to see you!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Getting Ready for Ski Season, Part 2

If you are still procrastinating on pre-ski season conditioning, here are some tips from the University of Utah.

Compressed time? Something for people who work in high rise buildings, take a break from the desk and walk up and down a few flights of stairs several times.

Or here is something my neighbors do: they fill a few empty gallon size milk containers with water and put them in their backpacks, put on ankle weights and then walk up and down the inclined streets in the neighborhood for an hour. They tell me it is quite effective. (This done at night with headlights to avoid suspicious looks.)

Still suffering from lack of motivation?  Take a look at these trailers for ski films out this fall and get motivated!

Warren Miller
Days of My Youth
Pretty Faces
Something Else