Chairs are swinging, snow is falling, and a season full of fun is ready and waiting. With a little initiative and some basic body movements, you can get your mountain muscles ready to ride all winter long. To kick things off, we’ve sourced several early-season workout suggestions from the Ikon Pass crew – collected and curated just for YEWWW.

Get It In the Gym

The gym offers a focused environment and top-tier equipment that helps you get in shape for a season filled with shred. Olympic athletes Noah Elliot and Mikaela Shiffrin share some of their go-to moves to build muscle and endurance.

Mikaela Shiffrin

Noah Elliot

Person sitting on the ground stretching

Take it Outdoors

You don’t need a gym membership to prep for winter. Mother nature provides a pristine setting filled with natural elements that make it easy for you to land a great workout. Check out what athletes like Krystin Norman, Hagen Strokes, and Amie Engerbretson do to stay in shape.

Hagen Strokes

Amie Engerbretson

Krystin Norman

Off Snow Skiing and Riding

Even before you hit the real powder, you can get in some practice at indoor facilities. At establishments like Snobahn, you can work on your form, try out some new tricks, and train your muscles for a full season of skiing and snowboarding action. Check out how athlete Connor Ryan uses these venues for his snow carving prep.

Connor Ryan

Tim Humphreys

So, bring on the months of leg-burning bumps, cardio-pumping bowl hikes, and heart-thumping tree runs. To master a day on the mountain, a little preparation goes a long way. With these helpful winter fitness tips, you can be sure that you’ll be ready to rip when the powder falls. With winter fun fast approaching, the 22/23 season is fit for YEWWW.