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Are You in Shape to Ski?

People ski and snowboard for many different reasons: fun, fitness, the rush of cold air in your lungs, the friends you make in the line for the lift, etc. No matter the reason, you need to be in shape to do your best on the slopes.

Check out OnTheSnow.com's Nutrition and Fitness page. There you'll find several articles about some fitness routines you'll need to ramp up so you can shine on the slopes.

Nutrition is also key to fuel your ride. UltimateSki.com provides an article about five key nutrition points you shouldn't forget: eat breakfast, pack a snack, take a lunch break, eat a healthy after-ski snack and hydrate. Read more about what best fuels you on the slopes by clicking here.

If you want a little extra guidance, contact your favorite ski instructor or make friends with the instructor you book for your next vacation. Don't worry, we've got a list of fantastic ski instructors right here for you.

What are you doing to prep for the mountain? Do you have a ski season regimen or snowy vacation diet that you like to adhere to? Tell us about it on our Facebook page! Give us a shout on Twitter, too.

Don't forget to send us awesome photos and videos of your trip. Send photos to photos@skilikethat.com and send videos to videos to videos@skilikethat.com.

We hope you have a fun, safe, and healthy time on the mountains this weekend!