Get Ready for Your School Ski Trip with These 5 Exercises!

Last updated: Apr 26th, 2024

Skiing is LOADS of fun – but it’s also incredibly tiring!

Why? You’re physically active all day, from when you wake up to when you hit the hay! So, how do you prep yourself for those full-on skiing days so you can focus on the good times, avoiding injuries, aches, and pains?

You’ll be glad to know we’ve done the research for you and listed 5 simple exercises, which can all be done in the weeks leading up to your travels and are ideal for prepping you for those slopes.

Check them out!


You probably know this one already, but did you know squats help improve your flexibility and strengthen muscles in your lower back, legs, and core? All vital for skiing!

How do you do Squats?

Squat demonstration video



Yes, this was the move you probably saw all over social media a few years back – but did you also know it’s great for prepping your body for skiing? Think stronger shoulders, triceps, biceps, quadriceps, and more. See, it’s more than just an Insta story.

How do you Plank?

Plank demonstration video


Standing Calf Raises

Standing calf raises are great for strengthening your calve muscles, aiding balancing, and improving your stability – all super useful when coming down those slopes (and you only need the bottom step of your stairs to do them).

How do you do Standing Calf Raises?

Standing Calf Raises demonstration video



Lunges are simple to perform and superb in physically preparing a few areas, like your core, legs, and backside. They require zero equipment and minimal space too – like all these exercises!

How do you do Lunges?

Lunges demonstration video


Lateral Ski Jumps

Your fifth easy and beneficial exercise is lateral ski jumps, which boost your lower body strength, balance, and coordination. They also have ski in the title, so you know they’re going to be good for you and your school ski trip!

How do you do Lateral Ski Jumps?

Lateral Ski Jumps demonstration video

Time to Ski!

There you go – get ready for your school ski trip with these 5 exercises that can be done pretty much anywhere! The best bit? Doing them in the weeks leading up to your trip will only make your school ski trip even more enjoyable.

Have a great time skiing!


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