Written on January 5, 2012 at 10:11 am , by Karla Walsh
For winter sport newbies, the slopes can sure be intimidating. Staring down a steep hill and plunging off the top…I can just feel my heart beating faster thinking about it! Thankfully, there are many resources available to make novices more comfortable, and many of them have teamed up in January for Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.
Last year during the festivities, instructors offered more than 75,000 beginner lessons and passed along priceless scoop about how to fuel winter activities, what to wear when on the hills and lifts for hours and how to stay safe. You can also find retailers and resorts near you to gear up and plan your next adventure—Vail, anyone?
For all of the details, visit skiandsnowboardmonth.org and stay tuned because next Friday our fashion team will be pulling together their favorite looks for your snow adventures this season here on The Fit Stop!
And for tips straight from the pros, look no further:
- Olympic Snowboarder Hannah Teter’s Workout
- Lindsey Vonn’s Fitness and Motivation Tips
- Learn How to Snowboard Gretchen Bleiler-style
Now tell us: Are you a snow bunny? What is your favorite snow sport?