Winter is right around the corner, and the stoke is high. Skiers and riders are beginning to prep by dusting off equipment and making sure last year’s outerwear is good to go, planning weekend ski trips to the mountains, and getting those legs and lungs ready for high-altitude burners.

How Do You Get in Shape for Ski Season?

If you haven’t stuck with a consistent workout regimen over the summer months, there’s no need to worry – strength and muscles don’t disappear that quickly. But to help avoid injury and to increase strength and agility for ski season, it is important to get moving again and start training your body for the slopes. Join us from home, with zero equipment needed, as we jump, squat, and exercise our way into ski season with Denver-based gym Compass Fitness.

What Exercises Help with Skiing?

These simple moves work your quads, glutes, and calves – and get your heart rate pumping. Whether you’re working towards a personal best in vertical feet this winter, or your goal is to make it down your first run without that painful leg burn, these exercises will help your overall strength and stamina – on and off the mountain.

Lateral Lunge, Knee Drive, & Power Skip

Three-Step Heisman

How Can I Strengthen My Legs for Skiing and Snowboarding?

Strong legs and a strong core are a must to maximize your days on the mountain. Feel the burn with these exercises at home – or at your local gym – before hitting the mountain this winter. When the time comes to get off the chairlift and make your way down your first powder day this winter, your legs and core will be thanking you.

Plank Thruster to Runner’s Lunge

Lateral Lunge / Bodyweight Squat

How Can I Strengthen My Knees for Skiing and Snowboarding?

Knees are strengthened by working your legs – aka, your quads, glutes, and hamstrings. However, to help prevent knee injuries, don’t forget to stretch. Stretching is just as important as strength training and cardio to include in your ski and snowboard workout.

Triangle Runner Roll-Back

Want More Ski and Snowboard Workout Videos?

Ready for more of the exercises above? Access two full body ski and snowboard workouts by joining our Ikon Pass Facebook group here.

Are you a Denver-based Ikon Pass holder? RSVP here for an exclusive in-person workout on Sunday, October 10 at Compass Fitness. Meet other local pass holders for a ski and snowboard specific workout and a chance to win Broncos tickets and a three-month Compass Fitness online membership, so you can continue your training well into the start of ski season.