Schools are back and Bake Off is in full swing. All of which means it’s time to face the facts. We can pretty much bid summer a fond farewell. And yet we’ve still got weeks to wait before the snow starts to fall, our first resort opens and winter rears it’s snowy head once more. So, if you’ve already booked your flights, are counting down the days and are waiting for Winter, here are a few things you can do to pass the time. #winteriscoming… But not soon enough!
Waiting for Winter…
1. Knit some winter woolies
How many beanies have you lost in your time? Make sure you’re ready for winter and the arrival of the big freeze with a shiny new woolen hat! We found a helpful tool to make things a bit easier if you’re new to knitting. You can never have too many accessories…..
2. Watch ski movies
On repeat. Until your friends, family or housemates can recite all the words of each soundtrack. Are you heading to Chamonix this year? Check out this awesome freeskiing movie. The Matchstick Production movie Fade to Winter is still one of our all-time favorites.
We’re currently a bit of obsessed with Hedvig Wessel who is an inspiring mogul skier- turned free rider from Norway. She travels the world competing in huge events like the Freeride World Tour. She has started vlogging and documenting her successful career on her new Youtube series Hedvig’s Way.
If you’re a glass half full kinda person, why not entertain yourself with some off-snow training videos. One of our personal favorites is Jonny Moseley. All you need is some poles or cones and some rollerblades! Time to get creative.
3. Start eating your body weight in cheese
Not only will this build your calcium levels and encourage strong bones. Plus, you’ll be in training for the onslaught of melted goodies which accompanies every ski holiday!
4. Make some sloe gin
Everyone’s favorite winter warmer to warm your cockles on cold days on the hill. And it’s super easy to make!
5. Start your ski fitness regime
If the thought of wall sits brings you out in sweats then join the club. Although we reckon a game of hungry hippos could be a great start. Core strength is fundamental when you’re on the hill and will aid you in balancing against your ski when turning. We have a selection of fitness videos on our Youtube channel.
6. Start practicing
OK, so we’re not all freestyle pros. And most don’t aspire to be. But in the absence of the white stuff, we quite fancy a day on the trampolining circuit as the GB Freeski team did in this little clip… We now officially want a huge trampoline in our backyard. Or if you’re more sensible you could just head to your local snowdome to take a lesson and find those ski legs again!
7. Get shopping
Who doesn’t fancy some new gear this season? Now is the time to have a little look as all the new gear has just landed online. One little look can’t hurt…
8. Book your ski lessons
If you’ve got your holiday booked and are looking for lessons or adventures for anyone in your group get in touch as soon as possible, to guarantee availability. Some weeks are filling up very fast!
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