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Skiing since the age of five and passionate about all things snow. On a mission to bring you the latest updates, news and features from all of our resorts.

Get fit for skiing – Episode 4

Fri February 22, 2019

Today’s ski exercise requires a keen sense of balance and will work to engage the core muscles. If you can’t feel the burn, then you aren’t doing it correctly! You’ll need use of a swiss ball to provide the unstable surface which makes the exercise so effective. You can pick one up cheaply online or in most department stores, or find one in your local gym. Once you’ve gotten your hands on one the possibilities become endless and you’re guaranteed to see a real improvement in your ski technique and endurance whilst on the slopes.

Mark, head coach at Peak Condition, explains exactly how this exercise relates to skiing:

“This Swiss Ball lateral flexion is a simple but effective way to create lower and upper body dissociation, which will help you to generate better hip angles when creating a ski turn. With this exercise you are conditioning, and creating balance in the internal obliques and external obliques (Which generate rotational and side flexion force) and the quadratus lumborum (which stabilises the ribcage, lumbar spine and pelvis).”


Marketing Assistant

Skiing since the age of five and passionate about all things snow. On a mission to bring you the latest updates, news and features from all of our resorts.

And the Winner Is…January Staff Photo Competition

Fri February 08, 2019

Where’s the best tree run on a snowy day? What mountain restaurant should we try for the ultimate panoramic view in the sunshine? Which bar should we head to for a cheeky après ski session? Get chatting to your chalet hosts and you’ll soon discover that they’re walking, talking ski holiday guide books, with the kind of insider knowledge which only comes from living in their chosen resort for five months over the winter season.   

Each month we challenge the team to submit their favourite ski holiday photo from the past 30 days. The submissions vary from stunning views over the Alps to dramatic wipe outs (which we often suspect might be sent in without the subject’s permission). Here is the shortlist from January…


Marketing Assistant

Skiing since the age of five and passionate about all things snow. On a mission to bring you the latest updates, news and features from all of our resorts.

Get Fit for Skiing – Episode 3

Fri January 25, 2019

Looking to tear up the slopes?

This week’s ski exercise is one for the real powder hounds, mogul bashers and speed demons. It’ll help to create more power through your turns for tighter carving action on the ski slopes this winter, whilst also exercising the muscles necessary for rotational separation – the movement which allows your shoulders to remain facing down the piste whilst your legs and hips turn independently. In technical terms:

“This exercise is fantastic to help you generate strength and condition in posterior oblique sling, while enhancing the stability of your knee, sacrum and low back and the strength in your glute max and scapula adductors.”


Marketing Assistant

Skiing since the age of five and passionate about all things snow. On a mission to bring you the latest updates, news and features from all of our resorts.

Get Fit for Skiing - Episode 2

Mon January 07, 2019

Now that Christmas is over...

...many of us have turned our attention to New Year’s resolutions. It could be tackling dry January, trying a vegetarian or vegan diet for a month or working on your fitness ahead of a busy year. If it’s fitness goals which you have in mind, then making them ski-specific is a great way to stay motivated as you get closer to your chalet holiday. There’s no better feeling than cruising down the slopes, safe in the knowledge that the work you’ve put in beforehand will prevent any niggling aches and pains from ruining your holiday fun.

 For some inspiration on how to condition your skiing muscles read on for the next in our series of ski exercises with Mark Zawadski of Peak Condition.

Today he’s demonstrating the Swiss Ball Horse Stance Balance Roll, which requires nothing more than an exercise ball and a keen sense of balance. Here’s what Mark had to say about it:


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