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How to Prepare for Skiing

If you want to start skiing, you need to prepare. Skiing is loads of fun, but it can also be physically demanding. You can save yourself a lot of grief and maybe some pain if you get yourself prepared in advance — and that means you'll have more fun on the slopes.

Like most things in life, sometimes the hardest part is just getting started. Don’t let all of the gear and potential skill sets of skiing keep you from getting out on the slopes. Below are six basic tips that will help you prepare yourself for jump starting your skiing career!

Snacks for Skiers - Top Nutritional Snacks for Skiing

Do you bring snacks with you while skiing? Do you know which snacks are best for skiers? Depending on how many moguls you decide to tackle, downhill skiing can burn upwards of 500 calories per hour — and if you aren’t eating the proper foods to fuel your day, expect to bonk out hours before your buddies do.

But eating well on the slopes is easier said than done.

Tricks Revealed: Demystifying the Snowboard Language

If you’re anything like the average snowboarding enthusiast, deciphering the difference among the seemingly indistinguishable tricks can prove a challenging endeavor.

To complicate matters further, snowboarding analysts often use language that is, at best, foreign in nature – rambling off alien terms with a particular fluency unknown to many. In an attempt to clear the air of this ever-present confusion, here’s a list of the most popular tricks and a simple description of their basic mechanics. (A ring of the cowbell to the New York Times for their excellent video section and term glossary.)