What's your dryland ski training routine? If your answer primarily involves "pint-lifting" at your favorite aprés ski spot, you have your work cut out for you.

However, it's never too early (or late... for you pint-lifters out there) to begin training for ski season. In fact, efficient getting and staying fit for skiing is a year-round activity if you want to avoid injury, improve your skiing and get the best out of your ski day.

OnTheSnow visited U.S. Ski Team athletes Grete Eliassen and Heather McPhie at the state-of-the-art Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah, to build an exercise routine you can do at home or in the gym. These exercises are simple but highly effective leg and core strengtheners that serve as staples of any routine. We'll be adding to this workout throughout the fall, so stay tuned for more workouts.  

Check out the exercises below to improve your ski fitness and enhance every moment you spend on the hill this season.

PRESEASON WORKOUTS

 

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 Band Walks with Grete Elliassen


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Back Extensions & DB Row with Grete Elliassen

 

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Weighted Box Squats with Heather McPhie


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 Overhead Medicine Ball Throws with Heather McPhie


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Lateral Box Jumps with Heather McPhie