Conditioning for Backcountry Skiing
This program includes all of the elements of downhill training included in our inbounds program, plus adds specific exercises to train for uphill travel involved in ski-touring and splitboarding.
It includes the backcountry version of our signature on-ramping series which progresses through three 2-week phases, advancing from foundational mobility, strength and control work through higher-demand endurance and plyometric-type exercises. We offer a high-impact version and reduced-impact version of this program.
Done in the pre-season, it will have you ready for the skin track as well as the down as you head out into the mountains. The on-ramp series is also a great program for people getting ready for a hut trip or increasing touring volume such as preparing for long spring-touring objectives.
This product also includes our in-season “Skihab” program which provides tools for active recovery such as stretching routines, foam rolling techniques, and a custom yoga flow for winter athletes. There are also suggestions for dynamic warm-ups along with maintenance-exercises to help maintain muscle-balance and supplement the exercise you are getting by doing the sport throughout the winter.
- Online access to video-led exercises
- Three-phase custom on-ramping series including a new workout delivered every two weeks throughout the six-week series.
- Mobility and flexibility
- Strength and endurance
- Dynamic control
- Plyometric and agility exercises
- “Skihab” exercises for in-season maintenance
- Stretching routine
- Foam rolling techniques
- Custom yoga flow for winter athletes
- Detailed self-assessment to establish baselines and track progress
- Accessible on any device
We offer 2 levels of each of our programs, Reduced Impact and High Impact. Choose the level that best suits your activity level.
Reduced Impact Backcountry Skiing Training Program
This program is for the skier or split-boarder who is coming back from a serious injury in the past year or who had pain associated with doing their sport last season (either while doing the activity or within the following day). For the athlete who doesn’t mind working hard, but isn’t interested in pounding through the crud and chunder. It includes mobility exercises, challenging strength and endurance exercises, stability and control work, ascending-specific exercises and light plyometric activities that can be modified to your tolerance-level.
High Impact Backcountry Skiing Training Program
This program is for the skier or spit-boarder who does not have any current pain issues from the naval down and has not had any serious injuries in the past year. This program is designed to prepare for the demands of wherever that epic day may take you: at higher speeds, on unpredictable terrain, and for cliffs and airs. It includes mobility exercises, strength and endurance exercises, stability and control work, and moderate to high-intensity plyometric activities working up to single-leg and lateral jumping.