One of the keys to recovering from a great day of skiing is stretching to help your body get ready for tomorrow. We're not picky if you do it before you hit the après party or afterwards. Here are a few we like.
Forward Fold - Great for the hamstrings and low back
Stand with your feet hip distance or feet together. Bend forward at the hips and let your head and arms hang gently. Keep a slight bend in your knees. Rock your head side to side or a gentle yes and no movement with your head. Advanced move is keep one leg straight and reach the arm on the same side to the sky. Other leg should be slightly bent.
Quad Stretch - Essential to revive your legs
This one is pretty simple. Stand up tall and hold onto a chair or sturdy surface to make sure you're steady. Bring your foot up and with your free hand hold onto your ankle/foot of the leg stretching. Pull your heel towards your butt until you feel a stretch and hold for 30 seconds. Up level is leaving your foot on the bed/couch and bending with the opposite leg for a deeper stretch. Make sure you're holding on to something if you're unsure of your balance.
Hamstring Stretch - A little love for the hammies
We just put on leg up on the bed or couch and fold over from your waist. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat on the other side.
Seated Twist - more low back and spine
Have a seat with your legs out in front of you. Bend your right knee and cross your bent leg over placing your foot near your left thigh. Place your right hand behind you. Twist and bring your left arm across your body so it is on the outside of your right knee. Look behind you. Repeat on the other side.
Supine Twist - stretch the glutes, chest and obliques
Lie on your back with your legs extended and arms out to the sides. Keeping you left leg extended, pull your right knee into your chest. Gently drop your right leg over the extended leg and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat on the other side.