Ski Trip – Fitness Guidelines | JS Travel Insurance

Preparation for Your Ski Trip

Skiing and Snowboarding Fitness

If you are planning a Ski or Snowboarding trip this winter, it is a good idea to think about the preparation of your Ski Trip and importantly getting into shape before you travel. It does not mean you need to spend hours an hours in the gym but a good regime before your trip will make the experience even better. You will be able to push yourself (if you want to !) for an extra hours skiing or snowboarding and you will find that the next day you might be able to recover better.

You might want to get fit for skiing, start now if you are planning a trip in the new year ! Some of the excercises don’t necessary have to be done in a gym and they can be done in your own home.

It is always important to have a Travel Insurance policy in place, in case of injury whilst on the slopes and if you need any medical evacuation from the piste or resort.


Your Ski Trip – Pre Existing Medical Conditions

We have a number of providers that cover pre existing medical conditions for your ski trip, if you have had surgery recently or within the last year for a knee injury for example, this might not have fully recovered and you might need to take extra care whilst on or off piste.

If you are unsure, it is a good idea to contact your doctor or surgeon, if you need to declare a pre existing medical condition. You don’t want to find that you cannot make a medical claim due to a previous injury.

Your Ski Equipment

Many accidents and injuries happen due to the ski equipment not being correctly prepared before you start taking part in skiing or snowboarding. Make sure it is in good working order and the ski equipment is sufficient for your level of sking or snowboarding. So if you think if anything is out of date, it might be time to make a purchase of a new pair of boots for example.

If you do more extreme Skiing or Snowboarding you might want to look at purchasing some Avalanche Safety Equipment as our website:

Your Ski Trip – Good Behaviour

Skiing and Snowboarding is a fun and exciting pastime.  There are some guidelines though to make sure that you and others have a good time !

Make sure you are careful with your alcohol intake, especially during your lunch break after a good mornings skiing. Just for you realise that a few drinks will decrease your performance and so might cause you to injure yourself or hurt someone else.

Always good to pace yourself, after a few days hitting the slopes, you might be or tired than you think.

When you are on the ski lifts, make sure you are aware of the others around you, especially if there are children or even nervous skiers. It is sometimes the case that injuries happen when getting of the lift at the top of the mountain as well as others knocking into you when you leave the ski lift.

Good idea as always when you are doing any Sports or Activities, that you stay hydrated and you wear the correct clothing. As well as any safety equipment that would prevent an injury.

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