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Get Fit For The Slopes

The Team January 14th, 2011

It’s the first couple of weeks of January and it’ll have been hard to escape the chat of getting fit. It could be part of a New Year’s resolution or that panic is starting to set in ahead of your ski trip or you signed up to an event later in the year which now looks much harder than originally anticipated…  in the Ski Independence office it’s all of the above!

The latter applies to about 30 members of the office who are taking part in the Tri Peak Challenge in May in aid of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation. The Tri Peak Challenge will involve summiting and cycling between three of the main Scottish ski resorts – Glenshee, the Lecht & Cairngorm – covering over 3500ft of ascent spread over the three peaks and 70 miles of cycling to reach each mountain. What initially seemed like a gentle stroll and bike ride around the Scottish Highlands is in fact going to be much, much harder…

Andy is going to be the first member of the Ski Independence team to hit the slopes this season, taking part in the MS Trust Monster Ski Challenge in Tignes. Monster Ski is an exhilarating ski and snowboarding challenge, organised exclusively for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust. The challenge to ski 90,000 vertical feet over 3 days…

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Get Fit For The Season

The Team November 18th, 2010

Everyone knows that before a ski holiday, we all dread the burning thighs and aching muscles but there’re a few things that you can do during the off season that will make sure that doesn’t happen!

The ideal way to do this is to NOT HAVE AN OFF SEASON. Why not spend your summer traveling to somewhere in a different hemisphere and have a full 12 months of skiing? You could be shredding powder with the best of them, not worrying about aching muscles. Doesn’t that sound like a dream?

Ok, so that’s not that realistic for most people. If you’re wondering how to get fit before you’re trip, then this little article might be of help. Read the rest of this entry »