In most cases, the actions involved in skiing do not
tax the body’s limitations of movement. However, this is not true in a
fall, where the ski acts as a lever, placing considerable stress on the
ligaments, tendons & muscles.
While not all injuries can be prevented, having good flexibility
considerably reduces the risks.
In addition, increased flexibility can improve the ease and efficiency
of movements, meaning that performing the actions is less tiring.
Increased flexibility will also allow you to use a greater range of
movement in your skiing which will make you far more versatile.
In order to maintain a good level of flexibility,
stretching should form part of your daily routine, both in the months
before heading out to the slopes and at the end of each days skiing.
Static stretching should be done after skiing where it will help to
prevent your muscles being stiff the next day.
Yoga is an excellent training activity for skiers, as it not only
improves your flexibility, but also your strength and balance.