You might think skiing is for candlelight socialites who want to feel like they’re working out before filling their glasses with craft beer and chardonnay, but you’d be wrong (well, most of the time).
Despite its high class reputation, skiing is fun, affordable and a serious workout. According to the Mayo Clinic, an hour of downhill skiing will burn about 300 calories. Log a full day, which is about 5-6 hours for most people, and you’re consuming between 1,500 and 1,800 calories. It is therefore not necessary to refuse this beverage.
If you’re a beginner, the thought of strapping yourself to two slick blades and throwing yourself down the side of a mountain can be scary because, well, that is a little scary. But it’s a new year and it’s time for you to try new adventures, so we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to everything skiing, from form tips to breaking down the gear you need. you will need to get started.
And to make sure we’re not fooling you, we turned to one of the most renowned big mountain skiers in North America, Red Bull and The north face athlete John Collinson (@johncollinson), for his wise advice.
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It’s a magical feeling to be in untouched snow. It may be that the frozen crystals have not been disturbed and contain some of nature’s energy; or maybe it’s just that it’s soft, deep and really fun to shred. PC @nick.nault
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