Do in-shape folks have more fun on a powder day? That's debatable, but it's hard to imagine the guy doubled over mid run lap one, legs shaking with full-fog goggles is having a better time than his buddy already on the way to another set of fresh tracks, yelling from the lift above about meeting for lunch. No friends on a powder day. Only fit friends on a powder day.

Those who take training for ski season seriously definitely see dividends in the endurance department: able to ski longer runs, longer days and longer streaks of ski days without taking a break (read: completely collapsing). Not to mention the benefit of less soreness and a lower injury risk.

Get the moves to achieve and maintain solid ski shape year-round with advice on conditioning, stretching and even nutrition compiled from some of our favorite sources. Check back often for new topics and trends as we update this list.